Televisa & MarVista Entertainment For the ViX+ SVOD platform, Univision signs a Spanish-language film deal.
MarVista Entertainment, a prominent producer and distributor of original movies for traditional and streaming networks around the world, has signed a large development and production partnership with TelevisaUnivision as part of Fox Entertainment’s Latin American growth.
Under the terms of the agreement, MarVista, which was founded by Fernando Szew and Michael Jacobs, will produce ten original Spanish-language films in the family, comedy, romance, and holiday genres, which will be available exclusively on ViX+, TelevisaUnivision’s streaming platform, which is set to launch in the second half of the year.
Under the terms of the arrangement, TelevisaUnivision will have worldwide streaming distribution rights to all ten films, while MarVista will be in charge of global distribution outside of streaming and second windows for all platforms.
Following Fox Entertainment’s acquisition of MarVista in December, this is the independent studio’s first large production commitment.
“Being a founding creative production partner of TelevisaUnivision on the launch of ViX+ is an unbelievable honor,” stated MarVista CEO Szew.
“MarVista and Fox Entertainment are proud to be leaders in bringing diverse storytelling and exceptional programming across many genres to all audiences.” We’re excited to introduce these first ten films to what will certainly be the fastest-growing and most popular streaming service in the Spanish-speaking market.”
Operation Feliz Navidad for HBO Max in Latin America and El Robo del Siglo, which is presently streaming on HBO Max in the United States and was nominated Best Ibero-American Film by the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize last year, are two recent Spanish-language films produced by MarVista.
In Szew’s native Argentina, the picture is also among the Top Five highest-grossing films of all time.
Christmas Is Canceled, starring Hayley Orrantia, Dermot Mulroney, and Janel Parrish, was recently released on Prime Video; Stay Awake, starring Chrissy Metz, had its world premiere at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival; Hunter Hunter, starring Devon Sawa, Nick Stahl, and Camille Sullivan, was recently released on IFC; and the GLAAD nominated Under the Christmas Tree, starring Elise Bauman, Tattiawn
ViX focuses on Latin cultures and Spanish-speaking storytellers with 50,000 hours of free and paid premium material across genres such as movies, comedy series, novels, drama series, and children’s programming, as well as live news and sports, thanks to TelevisaUnivision’s large content collection and IP.