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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 […]

Mediapro hails ‘record year’

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has hailed 2016 as “its best year in history” after posting solid revenue and EBITDA numbers, and has forecast stronger growth this year. Mediapro also said it intends to invest further in the digital arena, particular eSports. It highlighted its significant investment in eSports league the Liga de Videojuegos Profesional […]

Amazon US moves for Spanish and UK drama

Amazon has snagged two new international scripted series, coming on board the upcoming second season of Sky’s drama Fortitude, and acquiring Spanish primetime prison drama Locked Up. Supernatural drama Fortitude is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and now has Amazon as its US partner after the streaming service bought it for the States. The […]

Walter Presents buys Spanish drama for UK, US

UK and US on-demand service Walter Presents has acquired exclusive rights to a Spanish-language thriller drama. Lifeline (Pulsaciones) is billed as a psychological thriller about an eminent surgeon who unravels a horrific medical scandal after suffering a massive heart attack and subsequently having strange nightmares when he receives a donor heart. Produced for Spanish broadcaster […]

Imagina appoints sales chief

The distribution arm of Spain’s Mediapro has named Beatriz Setuain its new sales director. She becomes director of Imagina International Sales, having been upped from sales manager. In her new role she will report to International content director, Laura Fernández Espeso. Before joining Imagina, Setuain was at Spain-based Boomerang TV, which is now owned by […]

Eccho poaches Imagina sales boss

Eccho Rights has hired Laura Miñarro as director of coproduction and scripted. Miñarro joins from Spain’s Mediapro, where she was general manager of the Imagina International sales operation. She also served as VP, international copro at Mediapro’s Globomedia. At Eccho she will be based in Madrid and work alongside Lat Am and Iberia chief Barbora […]

Mediapro builds content team with ex-Turner exec

Spain-based producer Mediapro Group has hired a content chief for its Argentinian operation, as part of a wider plan to expand internationally. Jimena Hernández has been named director of content for Mediapro Argentina, following the appointment of Laura Fernández Espeso as international content chief last year and the addition of ex-Keshet International exec Ran Tellem. […]

Ran Telem sets up first ever Finland/Spain drama

Drama exec Ran Telem is working up a Finnish-Spanish crime drama. Former Keshet exec Telem joined Spanish media giant Mediapro earlier this year, and alongside Mediapro’s David Troncoso, YLE drama chief Jarmo Lampela, and Noir author Matti Laine, is developing the new show. The Paradise will be a thriller set among the Finnish community living […]

Spain’s Mediapro hires Johnstone from GroupM

Fast-growing Spanish production and distribution group Mediapro has recruited Stephen Johnstone to run its UK operation. Johnstone joins from GroupM, the media agency and now producer, where he was director of entertainment for EMEA. He will be based in London in his new role. “This is a really competitive market, but we think we still […]

Mediapro makes eSports move

Spanish programmer Mediapro has taken a majority stake in Fandroid, the creator of the Spanish Liga de VideoJuegos Profesional (LVP) as part of move to professionalise and develop eSports in the country. The LVP has over 250,000 registered users in the country and is expected to attract a total audience of over ten million unique […]