San Sebastian — Movistar Plus, the pay-tv arm of Spain’s Telefonica, one of Europe’s biggest telcos, held a round table Saturday at the San Sebastian festival to present its first six original TV series.
Six things we learned about the series, which confirm Movistar Plus as one of the key drivers, with Sky and France’s Canal Plus
, of higher-end premium drama production in Europe:
1. Netflix, HBO Et Al…Beware
Netflix, HBO or any other digital platform which launches in Spain looks set to face formidable opposition. At the round table, Domingo Corral
, Movistar Plus’ original production director, confirmed that the company has 20 series in development. They will begin to be made available on Movistar Plus’ linear Series channel and Yomvi catch-up/pay-per-view service from September 2017, kicking off with “La Zona,” by brothers Jorge and Alberto Sanchez
Gilperez, president of Telefonica España, recently announced that Telefonica