‘Temptation Island’ travels to Spain

Banijay company Cuarzo TV and Mediaset España are set to create the first Spanish remake of Temptation Island (La Isla de las Tentaciones), based on the Banijay Rights-owned format. La Isla de las Tentaciones is the ultimate test of faithfulness, following dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if […]

HBO Europe orders Spanish non-fiction series

HBO Europe has ordered Spanish non-fiction series The Pioneer based on politician, football mogul and property tycoon Jesús Gil. Produced by JWP, directed by Enric Bach and scripted by Bach and Justin Webster, The Pioneer (El Pionero) explores the colourful life of the divisive figure over four one-hour episodes, through archive images, never-seen-before personal material […]

La Casa de SVOD: The new alliances between Spanish players and streamers

Spain’s drama boom continues, generating once unimaginable alliances between global SVOD platforms and the biggest local players, as they extend their race to tap Spanish creative talent in an exclusive way. Emiliano de Pablos reports the latest Spanish TV trends after Conecta Fiction 2018. In the linear TV era, not too long ago, Spanish TV […]

Netflix launches Spanish production hub

Netflix has established its first European production hub in Spain, after the streamer revealed that it would focus on originals in the region earlier this year. The hub, located in Ciudad de la Tele (TV City) in Tres Cantors, Madrid, will be a central facility for Netflix’s growing slate of Spanish-language original content over the […]

Spanimation: is Spain back on track?

Thanks to the global success of series like Pocoyo, Lola & Virginia and Connie the Cow, Spain was widely expected to become a genuine powerhouse of European animation ten years ago. So what happened, where did it all go wrong and can the country return to past glories? Gary Smith reports It may be some […]

Pay TV grows in Spain

Pay TV penetration in Spain has grown by 10% over the last year, while 28% of the country’s installed base of TVs are now connected to the internet, up 17.3%, according to figures released by the country’s competition regulator, the CNMC. According to the CNMC, 26.7% of Spaniards said they took pay TV at the […]

Netflix eyes 2015 Spain launch

Netflix is due to launch in Spain in the last quarter of 2015, according to a report this week by Spanish news agency, Europa Press. The report, which cites sources close to Netflix, said that the movie and TV streaming business is planning a second wave of major expansions in Europe in Q4 next year. […]

Music channel Sol Musica launching on YouTube

Sol Musica, the Iberian music channel, has launched its own YouTube channel. The linear channel has been running for fifteen years and the YouTube service rolled out this week. Exclusive content from Sol Musica will be uploaded to the online channel and at launch  it had 400 concerts and 1,500 interviews with music stars including […]