In its continued bid to ramp up its programming content material, ViX Plus, the upcoming premium SVOD service from TelevisaUnivision, has shaped a strategic alliance with Spain’s The Mediapro Studio, which can produce unique authentic content material for the brand new Spanish-language streamer slated to launch within the second half of this 12 months.
First out the gate are scripted collection “Las Pelotaris” and the sports-themed docuseries, “La Sangre y la Gloria” (“The Blood and The Glory”).
Welcoming The Mediapro Studio as a vital accomplice in its efforts to construct “a service that may provide the most effective content material in Spanish for our viewers in the US and Latin America,” Rodrigo Mazón, government vice chairman and basic supervisor of ViX Plus, mentioned: “We’re very excited to current the primary authentic productions ensuing from this strategic alliance and to have the ability to develop extra tales along with the best of manufacturing values.”
Commented Marta Ezpeleta, director of worldwide, The Mediapro Studio: “This alliance represents an essential step within the worldwide enlargement of the studio and in its consolidation each in Latin America and in the US, the place we have already got a strong infrastructure, with our personal manufacturing amenities and an amazing crew of creators.”
Set within the Nineteen Twenties, “Las Pelotaris” follows three pioneering girls who broke a number of glass ceilings with a purpose to succeed. Created by Marc Cistaré (“Vis a vis,” “El Barco,” “Sufferer Quantity 8”), the collection will probably be shot on location in Spain and Mexico underneath the path of Jesús Rodrigo (“Vis a vis,” “El Internado,” “I Am Alive”) from a script by Adriana Rivas (“Vis a vis,” “I Am Alive”), Javier Naya (“El Barco,” “Rabia”) and Mexico’s Anaí López (“XY,” “Notorious”).
“The Blood and the Glory” investigates well-known Mexican sports activities figures and their relationship with the world of crime, both as victims or as protagonists. It’s created by Juan Villoro, writer of “El Testigo,” the XXII Herralde Novel Prize winner, “Dios es Redondo,” “Balón Divided” and winner of the Manuel Vázquez Montalbán Worldwide Prize for Sports activities Journalism, awarded by FC Barcelona.
Everardo González (“La Libertad del Diablo”) whose award-winning movies have performed at Berlin, IDFA, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Guadalajara and Morelia, will direct the docuseries.
Information of the pact with The Mediapro Studio comes within the wake of the announcement that TelevisaUnivision has agreed to accumulate Spanish-language streaming platform Pantaya, in trade for money plus sure Puerto Rican radio belongings, together with WKAQ AM and KQ105 FM, presently owned by TelevisaUnivision.
The addition of Pantaya’s content material, subscribers and crew additional revs up the launch of ViX Plus, which has been closing content material offers with a raft of main content material gamers because it goals to supply greater than 10,000 hours of content material, together with greater than 50 authentic collection and flicks, in its first 12 months.
Amongst them is a first-look content material take care of Salma Hayek’s Ventanarosa Productions, and Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell’s 3Pas Studios, producers of the 2018 field workplace hit “Overboard” and comedy collection “Acapulco” for Apple TV Plus. 3Pas has simply produced a remake of French comedy “The Valet.”
Related offers are in place with writer Mario Vargas Llosa, Santiago Limón and Propagate’s Ben Silverman. Selena Gomez can even produce an authentic docu-series for ViX Plus whereas Mexico’s Lemon Movies has agreed to supply 4 reveals for the upcoming service. Moreover, Colombia’s Dynamo and Mediacrest are rebooting horror collection “La Hora Marcada” for the streamer.
In the meantime, the ad-supported ViX, which launched March 31, presents as much as 100 channels and greater than 40,000 hours of video-on-demand content material that encompasses information, leisure and sports activities.
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