Olympusat acquire two Galacian series Matalobos and Hotel Almirante


Galician producers Formato Producciones, Galician Television (CRTVG) and British distributor Videoplugger are delighted to announce that Matalobos and Hotel Almirante has been picked up in a deal with Olympusat, to air in United States, Puerto Rico and Canada and on OTT in Latin America in Spanish Language.

MATALOBOS (2009-2013, 87 x 45’) a CRTVG crime series the first to deal with the brutal reality of drug trafficking in Galicia. About the fictional criminal family clan in Sardiñeira with the same name.

HOTEL ALMIRANTE (2014,4×45′). Set in the 1950’s. A love triangle drama, about love, betrayal, and passion. Hotel Almirante is based on the novel with the same name by Marta Rivera de la Cruz.

Olympusat is a leader in the television and media space, providing content and technology to a growing list of networks. In addition to the company’s extensive portfolio of HD English and Spanish-language television networks. John Baghdassarian, VP of Content Acquisition at Olympusat, says, “During these unprecedented times, we continue to work with partners like Videoplugger to develop solutions with their unmatched offerings. We are ready for the Fall season with a great deal of stability across our entire programming lineup, featuring first-class content that continually resonates with US Hispanic and Latin American viewers, and the necessary scale that builds demand and produces results.”

Andrés Barbé – Montse Besada – John Baghdassarian

Andrés Barbé Riesco, CEO, Formato Producciones says, “We are happy that our fiction production moves to so many countries, for us it is a pride to be able to say that in Galicia, in the European Finisterre, a very high-level fiction is produced.”

Montse Besada, Head of acquisitions, Television of Galicia says, “Matalobos was the first Spanish series about drug trafficking and has reached incredible good ratings when it was originally released in Galicia, and Hotel Almirante is a delicious period mini-series that mixes mystery and love while unfolds the hotel´s history and has also performed very good audiences. CRTVG is really happy to make both contents, Matalobos and Hotel Almirante, available to the Latin American audience thanks to Videoplugger distribution deals and we hope viewers will enjoy them and ask for more.”

Emanuele Galloni

Emanuele Galloni, CEO Videoplugger says, “Hotel Almirante is great television, a historical drama based on the internationally renowned novel by Marta Rivera de la Cruz. Matalobos is the European answer to Narcos and a long-running success in Galicia. We are proud and thrilled to bring both titles further from Galicia to the wider international audience of Olympusat.”

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