| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
MADRID -Spain's government looks set to enable local news media to charge Google and other search machines for their publication of copyrighted content.
Announced Friday as part of long-awaited reforms to Spain's Intellectual Property Law, the rapidly-...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
MADRID - "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" were by far the most-watched series in 2013 on YOMVI, the high-flying catch-up/TVOD/SVOD service of pay TV giant Canal Plus, according to the first-ever Spanish VOD stats made public by Rentrak.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Two months after the European Union and the Spanish government clashed over allegations seven Spanish clubs received billions of dollars in improper tax breaks, a Madrid court has charged the Barcelona team with tax fraud over the transfer of Brazilian...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
MADRID - FremantleMedia is setting up shop directly in Spain, tapping seasoned TV executive Nathalie Garcia to head up a new Madrid-based office as CEO.
Garcia will report directly to FremantleMedia CEO Cecile Frot Coutaz. She is charged with the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died. He was 70.
Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo made the announcement Sunday, and the country's...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:00 AM
MADRID — Reminders of her son hang close to Pilar Manjon's heart.
There's the necklace she wears with his name, Daniel, and the golden pendant bearing his first initial. A locket holds a tiny snapshot of his handsome face, smiling with the promise...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:44 AM
MADRID -- Lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted Thursday to demand powers to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, ramping up their confrontation with a central government determined to avoid the breakup of the country....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:39 AM
MADRID -- Spain exited its international bailout program Thursday, becoming the second Eurozone country to do so, amid a tentative economic recovery marred by persistently high unemployment.
The Spanish government heralded the bailout exit as a...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash.
On weekends, Nadal,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Political leaders in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region set themselves on a collision course with the central government in Madrid on Thursday when they called a Nov. 9 referendum on independence.
Voters in the region of 7.5 million residents will be...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Spanish arthouse distributor-exhibitor Golem Cinemas has won the Best Entrepreneur of the year nod awarded during their annual confab by the EU-backed Europa Cinemas network of exhibitors which support European pics.
The Europa Cinemas confab, held Nov....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
As long as back-stabbing colleagues, flattering minions and starter wives exist, pop culture is likely to maintain its infatuation with Henry VIII.
Anglophone audiences seemingly can't get enough of the English monarch's political and romantic...