Onza Distribution

Round-up: Keshet sells ‘Singletown’ tape & format; Media Ranch Announces Horsepower 3 candidates; Onza’s ‘Celeb Challenge’ travels

Keshet sells ‘Singletown’ tape & format Discovery EMEA and MTV are among those to pick up reality series Singletown, following tape and format sales struck by Keshet International. The 15 x 60-minute series, originally produced by Keshet Productions for the UK’s ITV2, has been sold to Discovery EMEA in several markets in a multi-territory deal, […]

Spain’s Onza Distribution snags 100-hour deal with History Channel

The History Channel Iberia has struck a 100-hour deal that will see a raft of its documentaries and factual series sold by Spain’s Onza Distribution. The shows, which aired on History Channel and have all been produced in Spain or Portugal, include medical science-skewing Microkillers (6 x 45-minutes), gaming and history series Gamer Sapiens (6 […]

Red Arrow Studios International appoints Onza sales exec for Italy, Iberia

Red Arrow Studios International has appointed an Onza Distribution exec for Italy and Iberia. Maria Arroyo has joined as senior sales manager for Italy, Spain and Portugal, as well as Turkey and Israel. Based in Red Arrow’s London office, she reports into Tim Gerhartz, SVP of global sales. At Spanish distributor Onza, Arroyo was international […]

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 […]

Netflix takes global rights to RTVE drama

Streaming giant Netflix has acquired rights to Spanish sci-fi drama El Ministerio del Tiempo. Netflix subscribers will be able to access the series in 2017 in 190 territories worldwide. In Spain, it airs on RTVE’s public channel La 1. El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Department of Time) has been likened to BBC family drama Doctor […]

KiKA looks to Boomerang’s Avatars

German children’s channel KiKA has acquired European live action coproduction The Avatars from Spain’s Boomerang TV Group and Onza Distribution. The show will debut on the ARD- and ZDF-owned network today with back-to-back episodes at 8.10pm. The 52x24mins show will run stripped Monday to Thursday. The Avatars comes from Lagardere Studios-owned Boomerang, Italy’s Fly Distibuzione […]

NATPE announces Prague newbies

NATPE says a raft of new companies are signed up for its flagship European event, which takes place in Prague next month. The roster of 120 companies in town selling programming, from 25 countries, includes about 20 first-time exhibitors. The new attendees include Gaumont International Television, HoHo Rights, Onza Distribution, Orange Smarty, Saban Brands and […]

Three to watch from Spain

A trio of Spanish primetime dramas are set to make international headlines. Spain’s TV advertising slump has hit local fiction budgets hard, but with US imports banished from the primetime schedules of the main broadcasters, local drama continues to connect strongly with audiences. In the cutthroat world of Spanish free TV primetime, three new series […]