is booming as never before in its 125-year film history; arguably, no other European site is currently transforming so quickly into a global production hub.
A 20-minute drive north of the Spanish capital, a large white-concrete hanger has been built beside the Madrid-Burgos motorway, at the entrance to Tres Cantos, a well-heeled satellite village and industrial estate. Welcome to Netflix
’s Madrid Production Hub, its first in Europe, which opened April 4.
Five minutes away from that are the offices of Movistar +
, the pay TV unit of Telefonica
, Europe’s second largest telecom, which has produced and released 20 original series since September 2017.
A quarter of an hour towards the city, in the Fuencarral district, the Mediapro Studio
opened its doors last month, announcing it had 34 drama series in phases of production this year.
A hundred yards down the road are the offices of Mediterráneo, the new content production-distribution center of Mediaset España,