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AMC and Movistar+ partner for Amenábar series

Spain’s pay-TV service Movistar+ and AMC Studios in the US have teamed up to produce an original series from Oscar-winner Alejandro Amenábar. The as-yet-untitled six-part adventure thriller will be the TV directorial debut for Amenábar who has been behind such movies as The Others and The Sea Inside. He is also co-writing the show alongside […]

Telefónica, Atresmedia launch joint studio to take Spanish drama global

Spanish telco Telefónica and commercial broadcaster Atresmedia have been given the greenlight by the European Commission to launch a new studio joint venture focused on creating Spanish-language programming. Buendía Estudios is a 50:50 JV between the pair and will focus on producing content in Spanish for the global market. The two companies said that Buendia […]

Spain’s Movistar+ links with Telemundo in US for ‘Dime Quién Soy’

Banijay Group-owned Spanish prodco DLO Producciones, Telefónica-owned SVOD service Movistar+ and NBCUniversal’s broadcaster Telemundo are collaborating on an adaptation of Julia Navarro’s novel Dime Quién Soy (Tell Me Who I Am).  The 9 x 50-minute original scripted series will be released this autumn and will air on Movistar+ in Spain and Telemundo in the US. […]

Arte and Movistar+ pick up Iraq War drama ‘Baghdad Central’

Franco-German network Arte and Spanish pay-TV broadcaster Movistar+ have picked up Euston Films’ Iraq War crime drama Baghdad Central, following deals with Euston’s parent company Fremantle. The 6 x 60-minute series had its world premiere on the UK’s Channel 4 in February and made its US debut recently on Disney-owned streamer Hulu. Based on the […]

Sony Pictures sells self-commissioned thriller ‘Alex Rider’ to 100+ territories

Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) coming of age spy-thriller Alex Rider has been sold into more than 100 territories, following last week’s deal with Amazon in the UK. The show, which was first with ITV before being commissioned by SPT’s international production and distribution divisions on spec, has been acquired by Movistar+ in Spain, Nordic streamer […]

Show of the week: La Unidad

A truly international drama, La Unidad combines locations across France, Spain and Morocco with a story that embraces contemporary themes involving terrorism, relationships and revenge. The series starts in the dead of night as officers from the Spanish, Moroccan and French police forces carry out a synchronized anti-jihadist strike. As retaliation looms, it becomes clear […]

Movistar strikes exclusive distribution deal for Disney+ in Spain

Disney has signed an exclusive deal with Telefónica for its Movistar service to distribute Disney+ in Spain. The announcement is not a surprise, given Telefónica’s long-standing relationship with Disney, during which the Mouse House has launched a dedicated Movistar channel along with pop-ups for Disney-Pixar and VOD content. The latter will now be a part […]

Movistar+ prepares TV epic with Shine Iberia about legendary musician Miguel Bosé

Movistar+ in Spain has partnered with Shine Iberia and US-based prodcos Elefantec Global and Legacy Rock Entertainment on a new drama about musician Miguel Bosé. The production companies have acquired exclusive life-story rights to the actor and recording artist, with a TV adaptation now being developed. The show will focus on the life of Bosé, […]

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