Domingo Corral has been promoted to Director of Fiction and Entertainment at Telefónica Movistar+, Spain's largest Pay TV/SVOD service.
The move, somewhat reminiscent of ITV Studios' grand heiress Ruth Berry, is even greater recognition for the former drama director, who led the production of the hugely successful Movistar+ script that debuted in 2017.
Movistar+ has produced some of Spain's most critically acclaimed and award-winning series, such as Rodrigo Sorogoyen's The Perfect Life, multiple Canneseria winners. Riot Police and Offworld have been named as one of the best international TV shows of 2022.
Alberto Rodríguez recently wrote The Years of Rafael Cobos (Swamp, Plague), which won the Best Short Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Broader oversight now covering procurement as well as production allows Coral to leverage its talent not only in production, but also in procurement, core operations and talent relations. The latest example of this is Rodrigo Sorogoyen's The Beasts, which is not produced by Movistar+, but is available and released early in the PPV window and is on the service network as both a star and branded offering.
In a further development, Enrique Roxas, former Creative Executive Director of Cosmos Tennis and with extensive experience in sports rights, partnerships and formats, has been appointed Sporting Director of Movistar+, Spain's leading live sports provider.
Purificación Garcia, a longtime Movistar+ manager, has been appointed as the new Chief Marketing Officer based on his most effective role at Movistar+ in developing Movistar+ and Movistar's distinctive programming offerings. in fact, for example, in his passion for the chat show "La Resistencia", now the main site of Movistar+ Entertainment.
The appointment is part of the streamlining of the decision-making process across the five business areas, which will continue to be managed by Movistar+ CEO Cristina Burzakko.
Movistar+ wanted to consolidate itself as a true premium pay-TV entertainment service with an ever-growing appetite for what Corral and Garcia have been chasing for years, while Telefónica is the European telco with the biggest production of original series. and Spain's largest content investor.
In a post-pandemic world where organizations are not always aware of emergencies or opportunities, speed of decision-making is critical.
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