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Forta acquires Warner Bros series

Spanish regional broadcaster Forta has picked up a number of US series including sci fi remake V as part of its deal with Warner Bros International TV Distribution.

The regional broadcasting network – known as the Federation of Regional Organizations of Radio and Television – shares a long term volume deal with the US studio with public broadcaster RTVE.

It has picked up V, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and CBS drama Miami Medical (formerly known as Miami Trauma). V, which is exec produced by The 4400’s Scott Peters and stars Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell, successfully aired four on ABC in November and returns for nine episodes in March. The Vampire Diaries is written by Scream and Dawson Creek creator Kevin Williamson, based on a series of books by L.J Smith, while Miami Medical, which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is set to air midseason on CBS later this year.

Forta, which includes channels such as TV3, Canal Sur and Tele Madrid and was set up in 1988, inked the deal with Warner Bros’ international sales arm last year and acquired series including sci fi hit Fringe and short lived advertising drama Trust Me. It also inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television for series including drug drama Breaking Bad and legal thriller Damages.