SPi and CTV ally themselves for the creation of international fiction projects
SPI and the Galician production company CTV have created an alliance with the aim of developing international fiction projects. This collaboration agreement was signed on January 18th, 2023, in Galicia, and its goal is to identify, develop and co-produce audiovisual fiction for Portugal and Spain, considering the previous positive experience between both production companies, such as the series Back Home, broadcast by RTP and TVG, and Motel Valkirias, still to be premiered.
This agreement was signed by the Director of the SP Televisão Group, Jorge Marecos, the Director and CFO of SPi, Pedro Rosa, the Head of Business and Co-productions of SPi, Manuel Claro, the General Director of Content of SPi, Pedro Lopes, as well as the President and Director of CTV, Ghaleb Jaber Ibrahim and Xosé Arias, respectively.
"Together we will have the strength and talent necessary to generate projects for international channels and distributors, making products with realistic budgets, that tell interesting stories, through a universal language, to reach the public," assured the Administrator of Grupo SP Televisão, Jorge Marecos.
Manuel Claro, in his turn, assumed that this agreement is a good starting point for the co-development of common productions of "organic stories", between Portugal and Galicia, due to the powerful connection between the two nations, an element of great added value. "We will work to choose the best projects for the international markets, because together we will be stronger," said SPi's Head of Business and Co-productions.
From the Galician producer's perspective, Jaber Ibrahim stressed that this is a "positive alliance" and that its objective is "to go beyond the Iberian border and enter the international market with productions of all kinds of genres," said the president of CTV, adding that both production companies will take advantage of the synergies that arise. Jaber also made a point of pointing out that "SPi is one of the most important in the Portuguese audiovisual sector and has an experienced team that works for the main private channels in Portugal."
In this regard, each co-production will be produced by mixed teams, formed by professionals from both production companies. The two production companies are committed to collaborate in the conception and development of the original idea for each work, as well as in the elaboration and execution of the projects, considering the realization that best fits the needs and circumstances of the market at that time, with the goal of achieving high quality productions.