MipTV: Rtve, Onza’s ‘Department of Time’ Discovers Chinese TV Market

In a pioneering move for Spanish TV fiction exports, Madrid’s Onza Distribution has sold to Beijing-based company Guan Yue International Chinese remake rights on pubcaster Rtve‘s time-travel drama “The Department of Time.”

In parallel, Rtve’s commercial arm, which handles series’ original production sales, has licensed Latin American exclusive Ott rights to Blim, TV giant Televisa’s new Svod service.

One of the biggest primetime fiction bets by Rtve’s core channel La 1, the skein, now in its second season, is produced by Cliffhanger TV and Onza Entertainment, and co-created and written by Javier Olivares.

“The Department of Time” departs from an original premise: There is a secret department since the time of the Catholic Kings, in 15th century Spain, which allows people to travel into the past.

The civil servants working in the department are in charge of watching the time doors, with the aim of preventing
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