Q&A: How Spanish content is extending its global reach

Spanish TV series have become a mainstay for international streamers & broadcasters over recent years, as the country’s shows extend their reach around the globe. In this exclusive Q&A with TBI, Teresa Martín Ezama, head of the audiovisual department at ICEX Spain Trade & Investment, discusses the key shows and trends, as well as what’s […]

TBI MIPCOM deals round up

Frozen Planet II goes global Movistar+ in Spain, Mediaset in Italy and Nine network in Oz are moans buyers of Frozen Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough. The six-part series has also been acquired in New Zealand (TVNZ), Portugal (SIC), India (Sony BBC Earth), Sweden (SVT), Finland (YLE), Norway (NRK) and Denmark (DRTV). BBC Earth channels […]

Sky drama ‘This England’ sells into 88 territories, incl Oz, Spain & Nordics

BBC First in Australia, Movistar+ in Spain and Viaplay are among buyers in almost 90 countries to have picked up This England, the Michael Winterbottom-penned drama starring Kenneth Branagh as UK prime minister Boris Johnson. The drama will debut across Sky’s European territories on 21 September and will now also be available via M-Net in […]

Show of the Week: El Inmortal – Gangs Of Madrid

A fact-based drama set in 1990s Spain, El Inmortal – Gangs of Madrid follows the rise of José Antonio to become one of Madrid’s most prolific drug lords. Based on the real-life Los Miami gang and its leader, Juan Carlos Peña, the series dramatises these events, with producer José Manuel Lorenzo and his team adding […]

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 […]

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