Helmer Bille August ("Smilla's Sense of Snow") will direct "The Maid of Buttermere," an English-lingo romantic tragedy from Spanish production house Lolafilms. Set in the early 19th century in the…
In yet another example of the spate of media concentration in the Spanish TV market, Dutch TV giant Endemol has gained a foothold in film production in Spain.
Planeta Junior, a 50-50 joint venture of German toon giant EM.TV and Spanish TV and film conglom Planeta 2010, on May 1 will launch branded children's channel Planeta Junior on Spanish DTT operator…
Spanish film and TV production house Starline is driving into event miniseries production.
A Spanish-Portuguese bank, the Banco Espiritu Santo de Investimento (BESI), has taken a 25% stake in top Spanish toon house BRB Internacional. The deal came to light at the Mip market Tuesday in…
Hispanic TV soon will be bubbling over with soaps. Brazilian mega-conglom Globo has finalized a five-year output deal with Telemundo that will see the U.S. Hispanic broadcaster airing annually at…
National Geographic Channels Intl. (NGCI) will launch a National Geographic Channel May 1 on Spanish digital platform Canal Satelite Digital, owned by film/TV conglom Sogecable.
Documentaries are in demand, fueled by the proliferation of branded doc-focused channels. But old-school docs are an endangered species, threatened by reality programming, globalization and…
Four Spanish production houses Wednesday formed the largest film and TV rights brokerage company in the Spanish-speaking world.
Hopes are rising that Spain will refuse Moscow's request to extradite Russian media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky on fraud charges. Citing "judicial sources," two press reports claimed Tuesday that…
Planeta 2010, the aggressive startup film and TV arm of Spanish publisher Planeta, has closed an output deal for German pubcaster ZDF's library.