Sony Pictures Television and Mexican media giant Televisa have agreed to co-produce 12 series — 840 hours of television — over the next five years. The series will be produced by SPT in México using Televisa’s roster of actors and will be broadcast in México. Additionally, Univision, which carries Televisa’s content in the U.S., will air the shows on its network UniMás. As part of the agreement, SPT will handle distribution across Latin America, while Televisa will distribute across the east and south of Europe. SPT and Televisa will jointly distribute all 12 series throughout the rest of the world. “This groundbreaking agreement has Sony Pictures Television producing in one of the most important countries in the world,” said Andrea Wong, president of international production for SPT.
SPT Latin America, along with its production company Teleset, develops, adapts, produces and co-produces hundreds of hours of original Spanish-language programming a year for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Its portfolio includes Metástasis, a Spanish-language version of the SPT’s hit drama Breaking Bad, which also airs in the U.S. on UniMás, as well as Rosario Tijeras, La Prepago, El Mariachi and En la Boca del Lobo.