Alki David’s FilmOn inks deal with Spain’s RTVE

Over the top service FilmOn has inked a deal with RTVE and will stream the Spanish pubcaster’s content in international markets.

An international version of TVE will be launched by FilmOn, the digital service run by Greek entrepreneur Alki David.

The revenue-share deal with the Spanish broadcaster involves FilmOn making TVE available on PCs and connected devices outside of Spain.

The Spanish deal follows a similar agreement FilmOn inked with Australian pubcaster ABC earlier this year.

Fernando Hernández Berzal, channel sales executive at TVE, said: “We are proud to have signed this deal with FilmOn to be able to explore new ways to reach our audiences worldwide.”

Gary Shoefield, senior VP, programming, Europe, FilmOn added: “I have been working with Fernando for a long time to put together this ground-breaking deal for both FilmOn and TVE.”

FilmOn has proved controversial in the US with legal action brought by the broadcasters who alleged copyright infringement. It has also crossed swords with Barry Diller’s Aereo service.

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