Spanish fictional series draw national, international audiences
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 12-03-2014

Spanish fiction series have been topping the country's audience figures lately and several productions are also bringing success internationally, and FAPAE - the association of Spanish producers - has been highlighting this very fact prior to MIPTV 2014.

"The audience is the most important thing, and it's showing that Spanish fiction is excellent and that producers have managed to reinvent productions during the sector's crisis," said José Manuel Lorenge from DLO productions. "Most of the national productions have exceeded the average shares and lead their time slot," pointed out Ramón Colom, FAPAE's president.

Mondays show Galerías Velvet (Bambú and Atresmedia) followed by B&B (Globomedia for Mediaset), while Tuesdays are led by El Príncipe (Plano a Plano for Mediaset) and Wednesdays by La Que Se Avecina (Alba Adriática) and El Secreto del Puente Viejo (Boomerang TV). El Tiempo entre Costuras (Boomerang TV) became one of the most watched fictional programmes in Spain's TV history.

The business is also doing well in the international sphere, where El Tiempo entre Costuras is in negotiations to be broadcast in the US, Colombia, Mexico and Chile while El Príncipe and La Que Se Avecina will be shown in Latin America. El Secreto del Puente Viejo has succeeded in Italy and has also been sold to Croatia, France, Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia.

Diagonal TV's Isabel has been sold over 20 countries, Los Misterios de Laura (Boomerang TV) has been produced by NBC and Warner for the US, and Pulseras Rojas (Filmax) has become a success in Italy and Argentina, and is now being produced in the US by Fox.

FAPAE gives an endless list of audience hits from the Spanish industry, and these will be represented at MIPTV in France under the unified brand Audiovisual from Spain.