Sony, Televisa Ink Five-Year, 12-Series Deal

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SPT's Andrea Wong, Televisa's Jose Baston and SPT execs Angelica Guerra, Steve Mosko, Alexander Marin and Keith Le Goy

The two companies will co-produce 840 hours of drama content.

MEXICO CITY – Sony Pictures Television and Mexican media giant Televisa have inked a five-year deal to co-produce 12 drama series.

Without naming specific programs in the works, SPT said it will produce 840 hours of content with Televisa, the world's leading producer of Spanish-language programming.

"By combining Televisa’s talented actors with Sony Pictures Television’s production expertise, we are elevating the teleseries genre to a whole new level as a world-class form of entertainment," said Angelica Guerra, SPT's senior vp production for Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.

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The series will air on Televisa in Mexico and on Univision in the U.S.; Univision is Televisa's stateside partner. Under the deal, SPT will handle distribution across Latin America, while Televisa and SPT will jointly handle distribution throughout the rest of the world.

The agreement comes a week after Netflix announced plans to produce a Spanish-language comedy series with the creators of the hit film We Are the Nobles.

SPT, the producer behind Breaking Bad, also is developing the Spanish-language version of the show, Metastasis.