Low-cost digital terrestrial TV has become an ace card for Spain's second-biggest broadcasting conglom, Antena 3-La Sexta, driving share, priming U.S. hits and bulwarking its bottom line.
SAN SEBASTIAN -- Antena 3 Films, a key Spanish film industry driver, is co-producing Javier Ruiz Caldera's laffer "Tres bodas de mas" (Three More Weddings).
Boomerang TV Group (GBTV) is teaming with broadcaster Antena 3 TV to produce "Toledo," one of a welter of higher-end historical drama series now emerging from Spain.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Spanish broadcaster Antena 3 is launching Nitro, a nationwide digital terrestrial free-to-air TV channel whose programming backbone will be dramas and movies from the U.S. majors.
Spanish broadcaster Antena 3 has taken a minority co-production stake in high-profile skein "La Reina del sur," produced by NBC Universal's Telemundo.
Spanish broadcaster Antena 3, owned by Telefonica Media, will post gross profits of some 12 billion pesetas ($62.2 million) for the first half of 2001, around 25% less than over the same period last…