Sony and Televisa ink 800-hour copro pact

andrea_wong_1Sony Pictures Television and Televisa have agreed a copro deal that will see the pair make 12 scripted series, stretching to 840 hours.

Mexican broadcaster media giant Televisa will show the series in its domestic territory and on US Hispanic broadcaster Univision in the US.

US Studio SPT will distribute the coproduced titles in international territories throughout the rest of Latin America. Televisa’s international sales arm will sell them in eastern and southern Europe and distribution in all other territories will be shared between the partners.

Sony’s production company Teleset is already working on Metastasis, the buzzy Spanish-language remake of Breaking Bad.

“This groundbreaking agreement has Sony Pictures Television producing in one of the most important countries in the world,” said Andrea Wong (pictured), president of international production for SPT and the president of international for Sony Pictures Entertainment. “The size of this commitment is indicative of the significance and evolution of our partnership with our friend Jose Bastón and his team at Televisa.”

“We believe that this new deal complements the capability of our production companies and will generate a variety of innovative and high quality content that is distinct from the programming genres we traditionally produce”, said Jose Bastón, president of television and content for Televisa.