WBD posts $103m streaming profit in 2023, studio & network revenues declines

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has posted a turnaround in its streaming fortunes with a $103m DTC profit for 2023, though the business posted an overall decline in revenues. If sustained, the streaming gains would mark a significant climb back from the near $2.1bn loss of 2022, with CEO David Zaslav arguing that the company is […]

Spain’s Conecta Fiction opens pitching submissions & links with Council of Europe for $54,000 co-pro prize

Spain’s Conecta Fiction & Entertainment has opened submissions for its international pitching sessions and unveiled a €50,000 ($54,000) prize available for its series co-production award. Conecta Fiction, which takes place in Toledo from 18-21 June, is into its eight edition and aims to drive co-production of series between Europe and America, with Brazil and Portugal […]

Anonymous Content España hires Studiocanal alum Beatriz Campos as MD

Former Studiocanal exec Beatriz Campos has been appointed as managing director of Spanish prodco Anonymous Content España. Campos will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, working closely with Anonymous Content’s international president David Davoli and Morena Films CEO Pilar Benito. Anonymous Content España was launched by Anonymous Content and Morena Films in May 2023 […]

Buyers Profile: Antonio Augusto Valente, head of content strategy, Globoplay

In this ongoing series, TBI speaks to key buyers about the shows they want and the models being used to pay for them. Here, Antonio Augusto Valente, head of content strategy at Brazilian SVOD service Globoplay, discusses the service’s local originals focus, telenovela success and demands for Korean dramas and international documentaries. What kind of […]

Globo names streaming & international chief to replace veteran Erick Brêtas

Brazilian media giant Globo is restructuring its streaming and international operations with the appointment of Manuel Belmar to replace veteran Erick Brêtas. Brêtas first joined Globo in 1997 and went on to set up its streamer Globoplay, which has attempted to expand internationally with a raft of originals and acquired content. He subsequently moved to […]

Netflix maintains Spanish investment with more than 20 shows for 2024

Netflix will launch more than 20 productions made in Spain in 2024 across scripted and documentary series and feature films. The platform will maintain the local investment compared to previous years and confirmed three more shows from the country. The second season of hit comedy series Machos Alfa, produced by independent company Contubernio Films, will […]

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