El Ministerio del Tiempo


Captive audience: the Spanish SVOD boom

Spain’s drama production sector is moving swiftly towards international television’s top tier, fuelled by the SVOD global boom. Emiliano de Pablos reports. Not so long ago, Spain’s TV drama production sector was completely driven by free-to-air TV broadcasters Mediaset España, Atresmedia and state-owned TVE. However, weighty new players, led by telco giant Telefonica’s  pay TV […]

Netflix takes global rights to RTVE drama

Streaming giant Netflix has acquired rights to Spanish sci-fi drama El Ministerio del Tiempo. Netflix subscribers will be able to access the series in 2017 in 190 territories worldwide. In Spain, it airs on RTVE’s public channel La 1. El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Department of Time) has been likened to BBC family drama Doctor […]

Blim takes 300 hours from RTVE

New Latin American SVOD service Blim has acquired more than 300 hours of programming from the commercial arm of Spanish pubcaster RTVE. The deal hands Grupo Televisa-owned Blim 18 dramas, including exclusive Latin American streaming rights to Los Misterios de Laura (The Mysteries of Laura), El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time) and Carlos, […]

Three to watch from Spain

A trio of Spanish primetime dramas are set to make international headlines. Spain’s TV advertising slump has hit local fiction budgets hard, but with US imports banished from the primetime schedules of the main broadcasters, local drama continues to connect strongly with audiences. In the cutthroat world of Spanish free TV primetime, three new series […]