Paolo Vasile
Courtesy of Mediaset España
Spain
2020

Mediaset España

Paolo
Vasile

CEO

Vasile has headed Mediaset España for over 20 years, turning the Telecinco-owning Spanish TV network into a multi-platform international group. In addition to streamer Mitele, Vasile has focused on production, with content now seen in nearly 200 territories under the Mediterráneo Mediaset España brand, which has stakes in a string of Spanish prodcos. February brought a deal with Amazon Prime Video that took Spanish pay-TV and SVOD rights to four Mediaset España TV dramas and docuseries. Mediaset España-backed Alea Media was behind HBO Europe drama series “Patria,” which bowed in May in the U.S. and 61 countries. Movie arm Telecinco Cinema has delayed the release of films during the pandemic, though Jaume Balaguero’s heist movie “Way Down” is one of its most anticipated titles.

Career

  • Mediaset España
  • Telecinco
  • PERFECT STRANGERS

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Mediaset España Chief on Internationalizing Spanish Content, Eying Streaming Market

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Movie titles produced by top Spanish broadcast network Mediaset España used to spark buzz at the Cannes film market every year, befitting a driving force of the Spanish film industry.This year, however, like many other top European film production houses, Mediaset España is waiting on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis to take the next steps in its theatrical release plans.Films such as Jaume Balaguero's TF1 Studio-sold “Way Down,” one of the company's most anticipated titles of the year,...

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