RTVE hosted a two-day showcase in Madrid where it presented its programming slate, including the series A Different View (La Otra Mirada), and examined trends in the production, distribution and consumption of audiovisual content.
The prime-time show A Different View portrays the society of the 1920s through the lens of a finishing school for girls. At the Showcase, the series drew interest from companies in Portugal, Finland and Latin America.
Meanwhile, Paz Vega stars in the thriller Fugitive, another series from RTVE’s catalog. The renowned Spanish actress plays Magda, a woman whose world falls apart at a crucial time in her life, forcing her to make a drastic decision to save herself and her three children. Also a thriller, I’m Alive blends murder mysteries and the supernatural. The story begins when Andrés Vargas, a police inspector, dies as he is pursuing a serial killer. He comes back to life five years later in the body of another police officer, played by Javier Gutiérrez.
RTP in Portugal showed interested in co-producing with RTVE new episodes of the Spanish World Heritage Cities documentary to cover World Heritage cities in Portugal. Additionally, RTVE began discussions with the culture channel HITN regarding co-producing a documentary about the Spanish language in the U.S. Two U.S. broadcasters picked up the rights for the docu-drama Centro Médico, while Traición will be broadcasted by a pan-regional operator in Latin America. Additionally, RTVE confirmed it is joining the strategic alliance between ZDF, RAI and France Télévisions to promote content co-production.
“With its portfolio of channels and content, RTVE disseminates the best entertainment, news reports and educational content in Spanish throughout the world,” said María Jesús Pérez, the international sales director for RTVE.
The Showcase in Madrid was attended by actors, creators, scriptwriters, executive producers and directors of the main production companies operating in Spain, including Plano a Plano, Boomerang, Ganga, Lavinia, Gossip Events, Zebra, Globomedia, The Good Mood and Aquí y Allí Films. These professionals, as well as TVE’s production managers and sales executives from RTVE’s international sales division, provided an overview of their products and explained their project workflow and other insights.
There was a presentation about the success of Remember When (Cuéntame Cómo Pasó), a series that has aired more than 300 episodes to consistently successful ratings. Panels held during the event addressed two key issues facing the entire industry: how to tell successful stories for TV in the 21st century and how to deal with changing habits in viewer consumption.