MIPTV Spotlight: RTVE


CANNES: Dramas are at the top of RTVE’s slate for MIPTV, with the time-traveling series The Department of Time a particular market highlight.

The scripted title, which is currently in its second season, has quickly become one of the company’s biggest international sellers, according to Rafael Bardem, RTVE’s head of programs and licensing sales. Meanwhile, the historical drama Carlos, King Emperor chronicles the life of influential Spanish monarch Charles I. Made up of 17 episodes, the production is also a continuation of the popular historical series Isabel.

Another period piece is Six Sisters, set in 1913. The daily series focuses on six siblings who must take over responsibility for the family business. Six Sisters “has become a reliable product for any programmer,” Bardem says.

“We invite all buyers to spend some of their time getting to know TV productions from Spain,” Bardem continues.