The joint venture is part of the launch of a new business unit within the Spanish company, dedicated to producing soaps, long-running series and TV movies.
The Mediapro Studio has teamed up with Turkish production company Medyapim to launch a new company dedicated to the production of Spanish-language content.
Both partners are leaders in the field of international production and will create both original content and Spanish-language adaptations of successful Turkish and foreign dramas, together with other Medyapim content, for distribution in Spain, Latin America and the rest of the world.
The announcement of this joint venture, whose name is unknown, comes at a time when Turkish series are enjoying significant success on television in Spain and in much of the world.
Medyapim is one of Turkey's largest and best-known production companies. Among its successes is Sadakatziz, which in Spain is broadcast by Antena 3 in primetime under the title Infiel. With a 15% share, it has become the most watched drama on Spanish free-to-air TV during the first quarter of 2022. The series has aired on multiple channels around the world, and was also acquired by HBO Max in Latin America.
"At a time when content knows no borders, the enormous worldwide success of Medyapim's productions is a recognition of their extraordinary level of quality. At The Mediapro Studio we see this alliance as an opportunity to bring together creative talent from both companies and develop high-value products not only for Spanish-speaking markets, but for all around the world," said Laura Fernández Espeso, CEO of The Mediapro Studio.
According to Medyapim's president, Fatih Aksoy, "it is the right time to unite our Spanish-language program development and production power with a suitable partner with proven talent and global success in the industry".
The Spanish company The Mediapro Studio continues to expand internationally, producing content from 24 offices around the world. Its joint venture with Medyapim is part of the launch of a new business unit dedicated to soaps, long-running series, and also TV movies, incorporating Tirso Calero (Bandolera, Amor en tiempos difíciles) and other writers with experienced in this type of program.
The joint venture will be based in Spain and Turkey, and will produce content with Spanish actors and technicians, integrating creatives from both countries and assimilating Medyapim's successful production methods.
"Above all, our goal at The Mediapro Studio is content creativity. We will seek to develop and renew series and daily soap formats to create new stories with a renewed narrative value, based on solid characters that give continuity to the stories," Fernandez Espeso told Variety.
"We have a fantastic team of writers, and we also want to train writers and bring on talent, both in Spain and Latin America," he added.
The Mediapro Studio, the Mediapro Group's content factory, launched in 2019 and creates, develops, produces and distributes film and television content internationally, with a particularly strong presence in Spain, Europe, Latin America and the United States.
In television, The Mediapro Studio is responsible for drama series such as The Head, filmed in English and distributed in 90 countries. In cinema, this year they have successfully released El Buen Patrón, directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem, winner of multiple awards, including six Goyas, and one of the 15 candidates aspiring to be nominated for the Oscar for Best International Film.