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Fremantle taps Movistar+ unscripted chief to lead new Spanish factual prodco

Fremantle is expanding it’s factual push by launching a new production arm in Spain that will be headed by the head of non-fiction at Movistar+, Fernando Jerez. En Cero Coma Producciones will focus on factual and documentary programmes, reporting into Fremantle Spain CEO Nathalie Garcia and working closely with global head of documentaries, Mandy Chang, […]

Show of the Week: You Shall Not Lie

When a video of a high school teacher having sex with one of her students goes viral, the lives of all those involved are thrown into chaos. This Spanish drama tracks the life of Macarena, a highly respected teacher living in the upmarket coastal town of Belmonte who finds herself despised and ostracised by her […]

France TV, Yandex & Movistar+ among buyers of ‘Universe’ and ‘The Mating Game’

France Télévisions, Yandex in Russia and Movistar+ in Spain are among buyers of BBC Studios (BBCS) science series Universe and natural history show The Mating Game. Universe, from BBCS Science Unit, reveals awe-inspiring wonders from space and recreates dramatic moments that defined Earth’s destiny using CGI imagery and archival footage. Pre-sale deals have been struck […]

Show of the Week: La Fortuna

This David versus Goliath battle, based on a true story, is from acclaimed director Alejandro Amenábar and stars Stanley Tucci as a modern-day pirate willing to go to any lengths to secure an unprecedented haul of treasure. Set in the deep waters off the Southern Spanish coast, La Fortuna offers an enthralling dramatisation of an […]

Spain’s Movistar+ restructures as entertainment director exits

Cristina Burzako, the recently appointed CEO of Telefónica-owned pay TV operator Movistar+, has restructured the management of the outfit. The restructure follows shortly after her appointment to the company’s board as director of Telefónica Audiovisual Digital (TAD), the telecom group’s wider audiovisual unit. Enterainment exit Movistar+ will be structured in three vertically integrated departments encompassing […]

China calls ‘Line Of Duty’ as sixth season goes global

Chinese streamer Pumpkin Film and Spain’s Movistar are among companies to have picked up rights to the sixth season of hit cop drama Line Of Duty. The show, which is sold by ITV Studios (ITVS), was recently acquired by BritBox in North America and is now also heading to TVNZ in New Zealand and KT Corp […]

Show of the Week: Libertad

Issues of liberty and freedom lie at the heart of this period drama, set in early 19th-century Spain, and following the story of Lucia “La Llanera”, who is released from prison after 17 years, along with Juan, the son she bore behind bars. Incarcerated following a showdown that led to the supposed death of Juan’s […]

Beta Film takes global rights to AMC, Movistar+ drama ‘La Fortuna’

Germany’s Beta Film has picked up international distribution rights to Movistar+ and AMC’s drama La Fortuna, which marks Oscar-winning director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) first venture into TV series. La Fortuna, which stars Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Hunger Games) and Clarke Peters (The Wire), is based on the true-to-life discovery in […]

Show of the Week: Hierro

Returning for a second season, the new run of this Spanish-French mystery drama picks up several months after the island of El Hierro was rocked by a series of murders. Local businessman Díaz, the initial suspect, may have been cleared by the newly arrived magistrate Candela last season, but his struggles are far from over, […]

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