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Formats round-up: ‘Guess My Age’ in Greece; Movistar+ adapts ‘No More Boys…’

Greece to adapt Vivendi’s ‘Guess My Age’ Greek commercial broadcaster Skai has ordered a local adaptation of Vivendi Entertainment’s Guess My Age. Skai has signed up for 100 episodes of the show, which will be stripped across the week in an access primetime slot, beginning in September. Prosenghisi is to produce the show, in which a […]

Telefonica’s Movistar+ unveils response to Netflix Spain expansion

Telefonica’s Spanish premium PayTV service Movistar+ has unveiled a strategic alliance at MIPTV with Germany-based studio Beta Film. Under the terms of the ambitious partnership, the companies will produce a substantial, annual number of productions across a variety of genres, budgets and settings. These will be aired on Movistar+ in Spain and distributed worldwide by Beta […]

Telefónica: Netflix integration, a new kids app and 4K box rollout

Telefónica is to integrate Netflix in its TV service by the end of the year as part of a series of measures to boost its TV offering. The telco has also committed to revamp its service with the rollout of new set-tops and its Aura voice assistant, as well as the deployment of a new […]

Banijay Rights to distribute Movistar+ drama Hierro

Banijay Rights, the distribution arm of Banijay Group, has acquired international distribution rights to Spanish drama Hierro, Movistar+’s first original series. The 8×60 minute drama is coproduced by Portocabo, Atlantique Productions and ARTE France. It takes place on a secluded island in the Canary Islands archipelago, is created by Pepe Coira and directed by Jorge […]

Report: Telefonica close to agreeing Spanish Netflix deal

Telefonica is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Netflix that will see it integrate the SVOD service into its Movistar+ platform in Spain. El Español and Reuters both reported that the deal is still to being finalised, while El Confidencial reported that the agreement is due to be announced in mid-February. The deal will […]

The pilgrims of coproduction at Contecta Fiction

Much like the determined pilgrims of Galicia’s famous Camino de Santiago, Spanish-language TV companies in Europe and Latin America were  navigating the terrain of international coproduction at the inaugural Conecta Fiction event last week. Emiliano de Pablos reports from the event. The inaugural edition of Spain’s Conecta Fiction confirmed the growing need for building coproduction […]

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 […]

Sky Arts, Movistar+ explore History of Comedy

Three European pay TV channels and Israeli have acquired a new eight-part CNN series about comedy. Sky Arts in UK, Movistar+ in Spain, Discovery Networks Poland and Yes DBS in Israel have all taken The History of Comedy from London-based distributor Cineflix Rights. The Turner doc series, billed as a CNN original, combines achive footage […]

Hierro marks Franco-Spanish drama first

Paris-based prodco Atlantique and its Coruña-based counterpart Portocabo are joining forces to make drama series Hierro for Movistar+ and Arte France in what they say is the first-ever drama copro between the two territories. The Franco-Spanish series will be 8x52mins and follow events after a corpse is washed up on the small island of the […]

Telefónica makes eSports move

Telefónica España has signed a strategic agreement with electronic sports giant ESL to develop a platform with exclusive content for the Movistar+ premium pay TV offering. Telefónica is also investing in a dedicated eSports content platform and will also create a professional eSports club – Movistar Riders ­– in Spain. Telefónica said that the deal […]

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