TBI Weekly: What’s next for the swashbuckling world of windowing & rights?

Disney and Viacom18 last week struck a $6bn deal to share rights to the Indian Premier League cricket, with the Mouse House taking TV coverage and the Paramount-backed firm taking streaming. Richard Middleton explores the deal’s relevance to the rest of the content ecosystem and delves into the rapidly changing world of windowing. Sports have […]

Atresmedia, Mediaset & RTVE drama chiefs talk windows, reach & global appeal

Drama chiefs at Spanish free-to-air giants Atresmedia, Mediaset España & RTVE have said streamers are “extending the financial life” of their scripted output, on the final day of Conecta Fiction in Toledo. Montse Garcia, head of fiction at La Casa de Papel commissioner Atresmedia TV, said her company was now assessing every show it commissioned as to […]

Exclusive: France’s TF1 & Spain’s RTVE share kids content strategy

French broadcaster TF1 and Spanish pubcaster RTVE have shared the impact of digital platforms on their children’s channels, with the latter also revealing its content strategy for the next three years. Speaking on a panel at Cartoon Business in Gran Canaria yesterday, Yago Fandiño Lousa, head of kid’s content at RTVE, home to children’s brand […]

Arrested Industries & Merzigo snag 3,000 hours from Spain’s RTVE

Anthony Kimble and Merrily Ross’s firm Arrested Industries and Turkish aggregator Merzigo have struck a deal that will see them acquire almost 3,000 hours of programming from Spanish broadcaster RTVE. Arrested Industries, which rebranded from Fugitive in April, linked up with Turkish aggregator Merzigo in 2020 to acquire programming for AVOD exploitation and the RTVE […]

Amazon Prime Video takes ‘Leonardo’ UK & Ireland rights

Amazon Prime Video has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Leonardo, a new drama based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. The eight-part series was created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man In The High Castle) and Steve Thompson (Sherlock, Doctor Who), with Dan Percival (Death Comes to Pemberley) and Alexis Sweet […]

Spain’s RTVE orders local version of ITVS quiz format ‘Beat The Chasers’

Spanish broadcaster RTVE has commissioned a local version of ITV Studios’ UK quiz show format Beat The Chasers, to air this spring on TVE. Spain is the fifth territory to acquire the format, which is a spin-off of the game show The Chase, since last spring. This adaptation will be produced by Mediacrest and locally […]

Samuel L Jackson’s docuseries ‘Enslaved’ to air in 130 territories

France’s Histoire TV, History in Germany and RTVE in Spain have picked up Samuel L Jackson-fronted docuseries Enslaved, which is set to launch in 130 territories following a raft of deals. The show, which was picked up by BBC Two in the UK last month, examines the transatlantic slave trade and will shed new light […]

News round-up: Spain’s LA 2 orders rural travel series; J2911 hires new sales exec; SBS picks up second run of ‘Australia In Colour’ and more…

Spain’s LA 2 commissions rural travel show from RTVE and DLO/Magnolia Spanish FTA network LA 2 has picked up Ruralitas, a new travel series produced by RTVE in collaboration with the Banijay Group-owned Spanish prodco DLO/Magnolia. The series tours Spain and meets people who have chosen to live in the most remote and sparsely-inhabited parts […]

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