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 […]

Amazon, RTVE embark on big budget ‘Boundless’ adventure

Amazon Prime Video and Spanish broadcaster RTVE are in pre-production on big budget drama Boundless, about the 16th century voyage of Juan Sebastián Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan around the world. Directed by British director Simon West, whose action and adventure film credits include Con Air and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the four part scripted series […]

Europe’s Alliance looks to Spain as it navigates different priorities

The fledgling Alliance of European public broadcasters is looking to get into business with Spain as it continues to become more established in the landscape.  Rai’s commissioner for international co-productions Michele Zatta has confirmed that the Alliance – a partnership formed last year between France Télévisions, Italy’s Rai and Germany’s ZDF to pool resources and […]

TVF closes raft of factual sales in Spain

Factual distributor TVF International has closed a raft of sales to broadcasters across Spain. Public broadcaster RTVE has picked up ABC commissioned China Love (1×57 minutes), which explores China’s multi-million dollar pre-wedding photography industry with exclusive access to the biggest studios and the big spending couples themselves. RTVE also licenced ARTE’s Breast’s Uncovered (1×52 minutes) […]

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