×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Viacom, Vocento bow channel in Spain

Free-to-air web replaces La 10

Viacom Intl. Media Networks and Spain’s Vocento are launching a free-to-air fiction channel in Spain.

The still-unnamed service will bow first quarter, replacing Vocento’s family-oriented nationwide channel La 10, which closed Jan. 1.

Deal plays off the 2009 programming alliance that gives Vocento TV channels access to Viacom’s vast library.

Last year, Viacom’s MTV started to air in Spain’s free-to-air market on one of Vocento’s four nationwide TV services, which it controls via Vocento TV holding Net TV.

The launch of the new channel “underscores Viacom’s strong commitment to the Spanish market,” said Antonio Campo Da’llOrto, Viacom Intl. Media Networks’ managing director of south Europe.

Vocento’s production holding Veralia will become a minority content provider for the new channel.

As advertising revenues plummet in Spain, global entertainment companies are seizing opportunities to provide channels or content to Spanish TV operators.

Discovery Max launched Jan. 12 after Discovery Networks Intl. inked with Spanish publishing group Unidad Editorial to replace its Veo TV.

Disney Channel has operated a Net TV free-to-air TV service since 2008.

Vocento owns a 55% stake in Net and, via Veralia, holds stakes in TV production houses Europroducciones, BocaBoca and Hill Valley, plus indie film distributor Tripictures.

More TV

  • TV News Roundup: Jada Pinkett Smith's

    TV News Roundup: Amazon's 'Sneaky Pete' Releases Season 3 Trailer

    In today’s roundup, Amazon Prime Video releases a trailer for Season 3 of “Sneaky Pete,” and “Red Table Talk” with Jada Pinkett Smith sets a return date on Facebook Watch. FIRST LOOKS The official trailer for the third season of “Sneaky Pete” on Amazon Prime Video has been released, showing off the new lies and [...]

  • Tammy Filler Nathan Najarian NBC

    E! Expands News Coverage, Brings 'Today' Vet Tammy Filler Aboard (EXCLUSIVE)

    E! is expanding its entertainment-news programming, with plans to add three more hours of coverage to its linear schedule in 2020, Variety has learned. To help spearhead the effort, the cable channel is bringing aboard Tammy Filler, a veteran producer on NBC’s “Today,” to lead creative and production for E! News. The expansion of news [...]

  • Armando Iannucci

    Armando Iannucci Space Comedy 'Avenue 5' Ordered to Series at HBO

    HBO has given a series order to the comedy “Avenue 5” from creator Armando Iannucci. The series is described as a space tourism comedy set forty years in the future when the solar system is everyone’s oyster. Hugh Laurie stars as Ryan Clark, the captain of the space cruise ship Avenue 5. The series also [...]

  • NCIS Los Angeles and NCIS New

    'NCIS: Los Angeles' and 'NCIS: New Orleans' Renewed at CBS

    CBS has renewed “NCIS: Los Angeles” for an 11th season, and “NCIS: New Orleans” for a sixth season. Both action drama are spinoffs of “NCIS,” which was renewed in early April. “NCIS: Los Angeles” follows a Naval Criminal Investigative Service division based in the City of Angels that is tasked with catching dangerous and elusive [...]

  • BRAZILIAN FLAGFRENCH OPEN TENNIS, PARIS, FRANCE

    Brazil’s Ancine Freezes Incentives, Threatening Film-TV Industry Paralysis

    Brazil’s Ancine agency, its foremost public-sector source of film funding, has frozen all of its incentive programs, potentially near paralyzing new production in Latin America’s biggest film-TV industry. The dramatic decision, which has left Brazil’s industry is a state of shock and intense fear for its future, comes as it has taken further hits. In [...]

  • TV Shows to Watch the Week

    TV Shows to Watch the Week of April 22, 2019: 'Gentleman Jack' and the NFL Draft

    Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Gentleman Jack” debuts on HBO, and “Kobra Kai” season two drops on YouTube [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content