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Movistar+/Telefónica partner with Beta on first originals

Spanish telco Telefónica and its premium pay-TV platform Movistar+ are partnering with German production house Beta Film on their first original productions, The Zone and the Velvet-spinoff Velvet Collections.

The Zone and Velvet Collections are the latest productions in the cooperation of Beta Film and Telefónica, which also includes the Tom Tykwer event-series Babylon Berlin, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s The Same Sky and Sky Italia’s political thriller-series 1993.

“We’re extremely proud and bullish about this new instalment of our long-standing, successful partnership with Spanish broadcasters and media houses, further underpinning BetaFilm’s position as an essential partner in helping to bring great Spanish TV product to the screen and international marketplace,” commented Beta Film’s EVP Acquisitions & Sales Christian Gockel. “We are thrilled to be a part of this ground-breaking effort of taking the already high standards of Spanish storytelling and production quality to the next phase.”

Both series are currently in pre-production and will presented by Beta at MIPCOM 2017 in Cannes in October.

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