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MIAMI — Clinching more deals on one of Mipcom’s highest-profile premieres, Beta Film has closed early major territory sales on Movistar + Original “El Embarcadero” (“The Pier”), Alex Pina and Esther Martínez-Lobato’s follow-up to Netflix phenomenon “La casa de papel” (“Money Heist”), identified by the streaming giant in its first-quarter results last April as its most-watched non English-language series ever.
Starring Alvaro Morte, “Money Heist’s” Profesor, and produced in association with Atresmedia Studios – one of the first series to see the light of day at the new Spanish studio – and Pina and Martinez Lobato’s Vancouver Media, the romantic thriller has sold to HBO for Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Portugal. Yandex has bought rights to Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and all CIS countries.
Comparably - Production - Standing - Creators - Netflix
A comparably rare production which, despite the large standing of its creators – now signed up by Netflix in an output deal – has not been picked up by a global digital platform, “The Pier” will also air on Belgium’s Telenet, the Netherlands Ziggo, and HOT in Israel. Blue TV has acquired rights to Turkey.
TF1 acquired French rights to “The Pier” in one of the banner deal announcements at October’s Mipcom market, where “The Pier” was first seen as one of Mipcom’s only two world premiere screenings.
Movistar - Telefonica - Pay - TV/OTT - Platform
Movistar Telefonica’s pay TV/OTT platform holds Spanish distribution rights. The series looks set to air in some sold territories soon after its Spanish premiere last Friday when Movistar + released all eight episodes to strong...
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