Spanish satcaster Via Digital has proceeded with an anticipated $262 million capital infusion, but without much help from 17% shareholder Televisa, which has seen its stake now reduced to 8.8%.
The now 44-year-old Antonio Perez first caught Variety's attention during a fiesta for Pedro Almodovar's "Labyrinth of Passion" at the San Sebastian Film Festival way back in 1982.
Furthering its European digital TV presence, Britain's Carlton Communications has taken a 7.5% stake in Spanish digital terrestrial television (DTT) consortium Onda Digital.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$29.9M Sony / Screen Gems -11.16%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$557,622 Cumulative:$308.5M Disney -4.92%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$459,663 Cumulative:$18.1M Warner Brothers -9.19%
The MIDIA 99 Ibero-American Film and TV market has dropped its DIGISAT event, which had been aimed at boosting sales between satellite and cable TV channel operators in Spain and Latin America.
In a widely and wildly applauded move, Spanish pubcaster Radio Television Espanola (RTVE) will plow $60 million into Spanish film production over the next three years. RTVE's prior commitment to…
Spanish film and TV conglom Sogecable will try to float 25% of its shares, valued at some $650 million, on the Madrid stock exchange.
Marking the biggest revolution in film financing for Barcelona pic production in years, the government of Catalonia has committed $20 million in low-interest credit facilities for the local industry…
One of Spain's largest film companies, producer-distributor Aurum Producciones, announced plans to move into studio-style production as it unveiled a slate of films for the upcoming year.
Film and TV conglom Sogecable has reported a consolidated loss of $24.2 million for 1998 but is predicting a medium-term return to profitability by the end of the year 2000.
Giant Spanish pubcaster Radio Television Espanola (RTVE) has signed a four-year, large- package deal with Universal Studios that could lead the way for the studio to team with RTVE on TV…