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Max acquires Spanish thriller ‘La Unidad – Kabul’ for US

Newly launched Warner Bros. Discovery combined streamer Max has acquired Spanish thriller series La Unidad – Kabul for the US. The 6 x 60-minute series, which is produced by Spain’s Movistar Plus+ in collaboration with Buendia Estudios, is now available in full on the platform. The third instalment in the La Unidad franchise, the thriller […]

Movistar Plus+ rejigs management, hands entertainment & fiction to Domingo Corral

Spanish pay TV operator Movistar Plus+ has overhauled its management team, with Domingo Corral taking on an expanded remit. The Telefónica-owned operator is organising itself into two pillars encompassing fiction and entertainment, and sport respectively. The fiction and entertainment pillar will be headed by Corral, bringing together departments covering creation, acquisition and production of fiction, […]

Exclusive: ProSieben, Radio-Canada & RTP snag Beta’s Movistar shows

ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, Radio-Canada’s streamer ICI Extra and RTP in Portugal have picked up a raft of shows from Movistar Plus+, following its deal with German distributor Beta. Sat.1 Emotions and Streamz in Belgium have picked up crime drama Rapa, whose first season follows a detective and a teacher who form an unlikely relationship […]

Sales round-up: Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate; Topic takes ‘Catching A Killer’; Netflix Germany, Movistar Plus+ VRT pick up Van Gaal doc

Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM slate UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has announced the key titles leading its MIPCOM slate this year, including scripted drama Last King Of The Cross. Helium Pictures’ 10 x 60-minute series stars Tim Roth and Lincoln Younes and charts the rise of a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no […]

Telcos & Netflix disrupting business models amid scripted evolution

Telcos and Netflix are disrupting scripted production models and the dominance of US studios, with the global streamer increasingly open to more flexible rights deals, according to speakers here at NEM Dubrovnik. Netflix has been hit by declining subscriber numbers, followed by a 68% decline in its share price this year to date, but the […]

The CW, Globo & Movistar Plus buy BBCS docs

US network The CW, Globo in Brazil and Spain’s Movistar Plus+ are among buyers of documentaries from BBC Studios, as the distributor’s virtual Showcase event wraps its week-long run. A Life In Ten Pictures, which re-examines the lives of six famous faces from the recent past through the photographs that have come to define them, […]

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 […]

Telcos target TV

Telecoms operators are increasingly looking to TV to drive new subs, increase customer loyalty and create a new revenue stream. Mark Newman, consultant and former chief research officer at Ovum, looks at which operator is doing what and where… and why. Hong Kong’s PCCW is beginning to feel more like a television company than a […]

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 […]