BBC Studios has acquired the Spanish producer Brutal Media

BBC Studios has acquired the Spanish producer Brutal Media
BBC Studios has expanded its reach in the Spanish market with the acquisition of Brutal Media, a renowned Spanish producer. This move will bolster BBC Studios' Global Entertainment production network and cater to the growing demand for BBC content in Spain. Under the agreement, Brutal Media will continue developing and marketing its original intellectual properties (IP) in Spain while also producing local adaptations of BBC Studios' unscripted and scripted formats. BBC Studios will distribute and produce Brutal Media formats outside of Spain. The founders of Brutal Media, Raimon Masllorens and Nèlida Sanchez, will remain at the helm, ensuring continuity and local expertise. This strategic partnership aligns with BBC Studios' ambition to double its business size by 2027/8 and further strengthens its presence in key international markets.

Founded in 2009, Brutal Media has a proven track record of producing hit shows for global streamers and local broadcasters in the unscripted and scripted space. Brutal Media’s latest work includes the recently announced original miniseries for Netflix, Asalto Al Banco Central, and The Academy (Sony Pictures Television), Vintage (3cat), original film Killer Book Club (Netflix), the series Welcome to Eden (Netflix) and The Hockey Girls (Netflix, 3Cat), film documentaries The End of the Storm (Sky TV, Liverpool FC) and Murder by the Coast (Netflix) and romantic comedy I Love You Stupid (Netflix).

Brutal Media’s portfolio also includes original formats This is Opera and This is Art, which were both broadcast in more than 70 territories. It has also produced This is Philosophy and Opera in jeans and fictions such as Laia and Felipe and Letizia alongside primetime family oriented factual shows El Paisano and El Foraster.

Matt Forde, Managing Director of BBC Studios Productions, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, highlighting BBC Studios' commitment to supporting local creative talent and showcasing it on a global platform. With this addition, BBC Studios now has production bases in 12 markets worldwide, enhancing its capability to deliver premium content to audiences globally.