Mediaset España

Mediaset Spain CEO Paolo Vasile to step down

Mediaset Espana CEO Paolo Vasile is exiting the company after 23 years in the role. The exec, who took the top job at the company’s Spanish division in 1999, told local newspaper El Mundo that he will exit the firm in February or March next year. He revealed that he had made plans to step […]

Atresmedia, Mediaset & RTVE drama chiefs talk windows, reach & global appeal

Drama chiefs at Spanish free-to-air giants Atresmedia, Mediaset España & RTVE have said streamers are “extending the financial life” of their scripted output, on the final day of Conecta Fiction in Toledo. Montse Garcia, head of fiction at La Casa de Papel commissioner Atresmedia TV, said her company was now assessing every show it commissioned as to […]

NBC remakes Spanish dark dramedy ‘Señoras del (h)Ampa’

US broadcaster NBC has ordered a pilot for a local adaptation of Spanish dark comedy Señoras del (h)Ampa. The remake has been titled Dangerous Moms and is being produced by Warner Bros. Television, with Janine Sherman Barrois attached as writer and exec producer. The story follows four diverse mothers who accidentally kill the queen bee of their school’s parents’ […]

Mediaset España launches global SVOD service Mitele Plus

Mediaset España has launched an international version of its Mitele Plus subscription streaming service, offering a raft of Spanish and international drama, docusoaps, mini-series and gameshows. The Mitele Plus Basic package costs just €3 ($3.30) per month or €30 per year – considerably less than rivals including Netflix – and provides access to programmes from the […]

Mediaset España expands Turkish drama offering with Eccho deal

Mediaset España in Spain has picked up Turkish drama My Sweet Lie from CJ ENM-backed sales outfit Eccho Rights. The show was produced by Turkish prodco O3 Medya for domestic network Star TV and follows the story of a father who tries to spare his daughter from any suffering and disappointment. My Sweet Lie is […]

News round-up: Sky extends ‘Bulletproof’, orders AI game; Spain secures more Turkish drama; Indian remake for Israel YA drama

Sky extends Bulletproof, orders AI game version Sky has ordered a three-part special based on its Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters-fronted drama Bulletproof, with an “immersive” game powered by artifical intelligence (AI) also in the works. UK-based Vertigo Films is producing the three-part special, which will air on Sky One and its on demand service […]

Mediaset to debut int’l arm at MIPTV

Mediaset España is set to launch its new international arm, Mediterráneo, at MIPTV this April. Mediterráneo has been formed due to the international market’s growing interest in Spanish content and the expansion of new distribution platforms, according to Mediaset. The new division will be led by Ghislain Barrois who will take on the role of […]

Mediaset, Warner Bros. & Netflix team for Spanish drama

Mediaset Espana, Warner Bros. International Television Production Spain (ITPS) and Netflix are teaming for Spanish drama Costa del Sol Brigade, a police procedural title that recreates the work of a unit in southern Spain in the late seventies. Netflix will offer the drama to its subscribers worldwide once it has been broadcasted on Spain’s Telecinco. […]

Spanish broadcasters team up for new joint platform

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Mediaset España have confirmedthat they have teamed up to launch a new joint interactive platform based on HbbTV, with plans for a new OTT TV service to follow. The platform, branded LOVEStv, which will be open to other digital-terrestrial broadcasters in the country, promises to “improve the experience […]

RTVE and commercial rivals launch OTT platform to test SVOD

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset plan to launch a joint OTT TV platform that could see them compete with the likes of Netflix, Movistar+, HBO and Sky in the Spanish market. The three broadcasters initially plan to launch an interactive TV platform, based on the HbbTV connected television standard, that […]

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