Mediaset España


BBC Four buys Spanish drama

Spanish drama I Know Who You Are is headed for culture-themed UK network BBC Four. The acquisition of the 10x70mins series marks the first time the BBC has acquired a Spanish-produced drama, though its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, did coproduce The Refugees with Atresmedia in 2014. I Know Who You Are (aka Sé Quién Eres) comes […]

European deals for Curvy Supermodel format

Armoza’s Curvy Supermodel format has been picked up in Spain and optioned in France. The show was launched internationally at MIPCOM and has sold into several territories since, with Mediaset España the latest buyer. In France, FremantleMedia has optioned the format. Spanish media giant Mediaset España has taken the finished version of the show and […]

TBI DISTRIBUTOR SURVEY 2016: SVOD boom, stacking issues?

Netflix and its streaming counterparts have shaken up the traditional TV market in an unprecedented manner. For the free TV players Netflix is a viewing threat and rival for the best programming, for pay TV it is both these and a cord-cutting threat. For distributors SVOD is clearly a boon. Last week CBS boss Les […]

Netflix original to US broadcast TV for first time

Netflix has struck a deal with Univision for drug drama Narcos, marking the first time an original series from the SVOD platform will air on US broadcast television. The deal, part of wider coproduction pact announced yesterday, is significant as Netflix’s original programming is considered by many to be the biggest emerging threat to broadcast […]

Another network joins int’l Globo drama

Uruguayan network Teledoce has become the latest coproducer of Globo’s first international drama, Supermax. Last week, Mediaset España and Mexico’s TV Azteca became partners on the show, which Brazil’s Globo first revealed in January at NATPE in Miami. Teledoce has now joined as a further strategic partner. “We are delighted to have Teledoce on board […]

Mediaset, Azteca join Globo drama copro

Mediaset España and Mexico’s TV Azteca are the latest channel groups to board the first Spanish-language drama from Brazilian broadcaster Globo. Supermax already counts Argentina’s pubcaster, TVP, and Oficina Burman as coproducers. The series is being produced for the international market. “We have two strategic goals with this project,” said Globo’s executive director of international […]

Spanish net learns How to Be

Israeli format How to Be is heading into Spain. Commercial broadcaster Cuatro has commissioned a version of the celebrity interview format, which will be known locally as Feis tu Feis. “Not only does How to Be allow us to go further than conventional interview formats, but more than that it gives us the chance to […]

CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

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 […]

Icex brings Spanish producers to MIPCOM

Spanish trade and investment body ICEX and producers’ association FAPAE are bringing 18 Spanish content companies to MIPCOM under the ‘Audiovisual from Spain’ banner. The producers and distributors will have floorspace next to other Spanish content companies Imagina, BRB and the sales arm of pubcaster TVE. There will also be specific areas for Basque and […]