Magazine article Variety

Endeavor Content, Exile Team for Spanish-Lingo Content

Magazine article Variety

Endeavor Content, Exile Team for Spanish-Lingo Content

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ENDEAVOR content habla Español. The content division of Endeavor has forged an exclusive partnership with fledgling Hispanic film and TV studio Exile, launched last year in a bid to develop, package and produce premium content for Spanish and mainstream markets.

Co-founded by Isaac Lee, former chief content officer for Univision and Televisa, Exile will also set up a fund to acquire IP and strike development deals with both prominent and emerging talent from Latin America and Spain.

Endeavor Content's first Spanish-language deal comes at a time when demand for premium content in Spanish will far exceed supply as more streaming services, led by Netflix, have upped their commitment to producing more content in Latin America and Spain, with Netflix setting up production hubs in Mexico and Spain. Other TV services led by Amazon Prime, Spain's pay TV giant Movistar+ and Apple are also growing their creative interests in Latin America and Spain.

"With 500 million Spanish-speakers worldwide, the opportunity to create premium content today is unprecedented," said Lee. "We are excited to have Endeavor Content as a partner, that has a presence in more than 30 countries, to bring diverse stories from our region to a global audience."

"It was immediately clear when we first met with Isaac and his team that their like-minded approach, excellent taste and expertise, and access to high-end local and global talent provides the perfect partner for Endeavor Content in the territory," said Kelly Miller, VP of international strategy at Endeavor Content. …

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