La Peste

Movistar+ appoints distribution partners

Movistar+ has announced About Premium Content, BetaFilm and Sky Vision the distributors of a trio of its new premium dramas. The Spanish pay TV and SVOD operator is moving heavily into original drama and will sink €70 million a year into scripted. It has now got sales partners for three upcoming projects: Sky Vision will […]

Telefónica aims to be ‘top Spanish-language TV producer’

Telefónica España CEO Luis Miguel Gilpérez has said that the telco aims to be the biggest global producer of original TV content in Spanish globally and that original TV content – combined with connectivity – will be key to driving the next phase of growth in the pay TV market. Gilpérez’s comments were made as […]

Telefonica’s Movistar ramping up pay TV originals

Spanish telco Telefonica is ramping up its original local output on its Movistar Plus pay TV service, as it seeks to beat off competition from the likes of HBO and Netflix. In an exclusive interview with TBI Scripted, Movistar Plus original production director Domingo Corral said the service aims to join the ranks of the […]

A (Movi)star is born

A new player is joining Europe’s top drama producers: Spain’s leading pay TV platform Movistar Plus has committed to launching eight original series a year, starting in 2017. Domingo Corral, Movistar Plus’ original production director, tells TBI about this strategic bet. Movistar Plus’ premium TV fiction foray kicked off in January when Alberto Rodríguez’s La Peste (The […]