Key European Platforms Secured in France and Italy’s Super!
Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Paris, February 10th, 2017
Televisa, Pol-ka Producciones and Federation Kids & Family are pleased to announce the sale of LOVE, DIVINA (60 x 45 min) to leading French broadcaster France Télévisions. Coming on the heels of its acquisition by Super! in Italy, the agreement sees the premium daily drama series secured in two of the most important markets in Europe.
Co-produced by Televisa, Pol-ka Producciones and Federation Kids & Family LOVE, DIVINA features TV and pop star Laura Esquivel – as well as a steady stream of every teen’s daily essentials: comedy, drama and music! Laura Esquivel came to fame in PATITO FEO, a Televisa co-production broadcast in more than 40 countries, which became a ratings, licensing and music sensation, with an amazing 5 Platinum and 5 Gold albums.
Tiphaine de Raguenel, France Télévisions’ Executive Director and Director of Youth Programming, France 4, commented,
“We are delighted to welcome LOVE, DIVINA exclusively on France 4, France Télévisions’ family channel. LOVE, DIVINA, and her friends, offer our viewers a positive portrait of a modern, supportive and united family. These values to which France Télévisions aspires contribute to an aspirational story that will appeal resonate with kids and parents alike.”
“Our partnership with France Télévisions is a cornerstone of our pan-European strategy, securing key channels one by one, while filling a needed gap in the market,” commented David Michel, Managing Director of Federation Kids & Family. “LOVE DIVINA has a unique creative angle in that it is a drama that works for both tweens/teens and parents audiences, which is a hard genre to find right now.”
DIVINA tells the story of a kind and conscientious teenager who grew up without a family. With a deep understanding of life on the streets, Divina takes a group of homeless kids under her wing. The mysterious Irene, who turns out to be her long-lost grandmother eager to be close to Divina and atone for past mistakes, takes them all under her Mansion’s roof, saving them from social services. Divina, who secretly dreams of becoming a pop star, lives with her friends, side by side with Irene’s privileged family – including Felipe, the love of Divina’s life – forging fast new friendships alongside bitter new rivalries…
LOVE, DIVINA launched on eltrece (Argentina) and Televisa’s digital platform BLIM (Mexico and LatAm) in the first quarter of 2017, with broadcast on Super! (Italy) and Televisa’s other platforms including Free TV (Mexico) to follow. European rights are managed by Federation and Televisa, and ROW by Televisa.
Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (“Televisa”) is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico.
Televisa distributes the content it produces through several broadcast channels in Mexico, 26 pay-tv brands in Mexico and abroad, and television networks, cable operators and over-the-top or “OTT” services in over 50 countries. In the United States, Televisa’s audiovisual content is distributed through Univision Communications Inc. (« Univision ») the leading media company serving the Hispanic market. Univision broadcasts Televisa’s audiovisual content through multiple platforms in exchange for a royalty payment.
In addition, Televisa has equity and warrants which upon their exercise and subject to any necessary approval from the Federal Communications Commission of the United States would represent approximately 36% on a fully-diluted, as-converted basis of the equity capital in Univision Holdings Inc., the controlling company of Univision.
Televisa’s cable business offers integrated services, including video, high-speed data and voice services to residential and commercial customers as well as managed services to domestic and international carriers through five cable Multiple System Operators in Mexico. Televisa owns a majority interest in Sky, a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico, operating also in the Dominican Republic and Central America. Televisa also has interests in magazine publishing and distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature-film production and distribution, and gaming.
About Pol-ka Producciones
Pol-Ka is the main fiction production company in Argentina. With over 20 years in the TV and film industries, Pol-Ka has established its very own style for the different products that it develops and produces. The high quality of its programs, as well as its human and technical resources, have turned the company into a big industry that develops projects for major TV channels in Latin America, the United States and Europe. These include the miniseries “Epitaphs” (made for HBO and nominated for an International Emmy Award); the Argentine, Colombian, Ecuadorian and US Hispanic versions of the multi-award winning series, “Desperate Housewives;” “Valentino, the Argentinian”, a telenovela coproduced with RCN (Colombia); the miniseries “Winds of Water”, a coproduction with Telecinco (Spain); the format sale of “Killer Women” to the US (ABC), Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and Italy; the international hit series “Violetta,” made for Disney Channel Latin America. Besides, Pol-ka counts with vast experience in the production of movies with international prestige. World renowned “Son of the Bride” is one of their most famous creations, reaching international recognition when it was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Foreign Movie”.
About Federation Kids & Family
Headed by co-founder David Michel, Federation Kids & Family is a global kids’ content producer and distributor, and a division of Federation Entertainment, a leading global media group specialising in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes original content from Federation’s children’s production arm, Cottonwood Media such as animated preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, Squish and upcoming teen drama Paris Opera, as well as premium third party programming.
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