Top Trends for Foreign Language Content

Foreign Language Content

Top Deals for Foreign Language Content

In each release, we aim to keep you in the loop about the ever-evolving landscape of content demand in our industry. Vitrina meticulously monitors transactions spanning IP-Development, Production, Distribution, Acquisition, and Collaborations across 60+ markets. This grants us a comprehensive global perspective, revealing what’s sizzling and what’s not in the world of content.

In this edition, alongside our customary coverage of the latest trends in production financing, distribution, and acquisitions, we’ve got an extra treat for you: Foreign Language Content! Explore the latest wave of global storytelling as foreign language content takes center stage. From gripping dramas to captivating documentaries, diverse narratives are captivating audiences worldwide. The surge in streaming platforms and international collaborations is propelling foreign-language content into a new era of recognition and influence.

Let’s delve into some of the recent developments in the production, distribution, and acquisition of foreign language content.

Note: In the context of this article, the term “foreign language” exclusively refers to content produced in languages other than English.

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Hot & Trending

Netflix stands as a global cultural crossroads, with almost half of its expansive catalog dedicated to foreign-language gems. This commitment transcends mere statistics, offering viewers a passport to diverse narratives worldwide. From gripping Spanish thrillers to heartwarming French rom-coms, the platform’s rich tapestry spans genres and cultures, fostering a universal appreciation for storytelling. Beyond entertainment, this dedication serves as a bridge, breaking down linguistic barriers and connecting audiences through the powerful language of shared human experiences. Netflix’s embrace of foreign content redefines streaming not just as a service but as a global cultural exchange, uniting viewers in a shared celebration of storytelling.

Explore Netflix’s catalog in the image below. Nearly 50% of Netflix’s catalog is comprised of foreign-language titles.

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High impact Foreign Language Titles

So which high-impact foreign language titles have already shown to be successful in other markets and streaming services?

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Most Distributed Foreign Language Content (release date: 2020 – present)

Which foreign language titles have been chosen by platforms globally? This is one of the powerful indicators tracked by Vitrina to determine high demand and impact content. We found more than 100,000 titles that have been acquired by multiple platforms.

Most Distributed Foreign Language Content (release date: 2020 – present) – FILMS
Riders of justice Recently Acquired Foreign Language Content

Riders of Justice

Movie | 2020 | 1h 56m | NR
Danish Action · Comedy · Drama
Country of origin: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Also known as: Retfærdighedens ryttere

Worldwide Reach – 85 Platforms
(Platforms including Prime Video, Netflix, NOW, Hulu and more)

Vanguard recently Acquired Foreign Language Content

Vanguard

Movie | 2020 | 1h 47m | PG-13
Mandarin – Action · Adventure · Crime
Country of origin: China
Also known as: 急先锋

Worldwide Reach – 75 Platforms
(Platforms including Prime Video, Hulu, Zee5, Tubi and more)

Eiffel recently acquired content

Eiffel

Movie | 2021 | 1h 48m
French – Romance · Drama
Country of origin: Belgium, France, Germany

Worldwide Reach – 68 Platforms
(Platforms including Movistar+, Rakuten TV, NOW, Canal+ and more)

Most Distributed Foreign Language Content (release date: 2020 – present) – TV SERIES
atlantic crossing Recently Acquired Foreign Language Content

Atlantic Crossing

TV Series | 2020 | TV-14
Norwegian Drama
Country of origin:Norway

Worldwide Reach – 60 Platforms
(Platforms including Prime Video, RAI, SBS, NRK  and more)

Baby Shark Recently Acquired Foreign Language Content

Baby Shark’s Big Show

TV Series | 2021 | TV-Y
Korean Animation, Family, Kids, Comedy
Country of origin: South Korea

Worldwide Reach – 60 Platforms
(Platforms including Prime Video, Netflix, Paramount+, Channel 5 and more)

Sisi recently Acquired Foreign Language Content

Sisi

TV Series | 2021
German Drama
Country of origin:Germany

Worldwide Reach – 57 Platforms
(Platforms including SBS, CBC, Starz, Disney+ and more)

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Players highly engaged in foreign language content (last 2 years)

Every year, foreign language content rights are acquired in several markets. There are some companies that stand out in this field. Vitrina keeps an eye on foreign language content deals as they happen. This way, you can connect with the best in the business to stay on top of the foreign language licensing business in entertainment. In today’s global landscape for licensing, knowing who the top players are is paramount to success.

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Top Dealmakers for Foreign Language Content

Who are some of the influential dealmakers in the industry for foreign language content deals?

Vitrina tracks deals, transactions and catalogs across Content IP, Development, Production, Acquisitions and Collaborations. We follow the activities of influential dealmakers across genres, countries, and companies. Understanding the key players in foreign language content is valuable. However, identifying influential dealmakers brings you closer to finalizing deals. Check out some of the dealmakers picked up by our system. Click on link to learn about the others

Beatriz Campos Top Dealmakers For Foreign Language Content

Beatriz Campos

Studio Canal
Laurent Boissel APCstudios top trends for foreign laguage content

Laurent Boissel

APC Studios
Monika Shergill Netflix top trends foreign language content

Monika Shergill

Netflix
Alice Lesort Le films du losange Top Dealmakers For Foreign Language Content

Alice Resort

Le Films Du Losange
Ramy Nahas SND top trends for foreign language

Ramy Nahas

SND
Maren Kroymann M Appeal Top Dealmakers For Foreign Language Content

Mary Kroymann

M-Appeal
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Top Licensors of Foreign Language Content

Who are the largest acquirers of foreign language content? From our daily monitoring of content acquisition deals as well as streamer catalogs, we are able to create lists of the largest buyers for every genre, language and country. For foreign language content, check out some of the largest buyers:

Prime video
sony liv top Licensors Of Foreign Language Content
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Recently Trending Foreign Language Content

Let’s take a look at some of the most notable foreign language titles being acquired globally. Starting with trending titles, we also look at some of the most acquired titles in recent weeks including a special mention of titles featured at the recently concluded MIPCOM 2023 event

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Recently Acquired Foreign Language Content

Huset

BBC, BeTV, Polar+ NPO 2, MHz Networks, SBS Viceland, signed an acquisition deal with DR Sales for Huset

La Storia

Beta Film signed licensing deals with 6 Scandinavian networks for currently in-production (produced by Picomedia and Thalie Images) Italian drama ‘La Storia’

Vestidas de Azul

Vestidas De Azul

Max signed a pre-buy acquisition deal with Atresmedia Televisión for Vestidas de Azul for Portugal, Baltics, Nordics

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Foreign Language Content being produced
Celebrity Hunted

Celebrity Hunted – France – Manhunt Season 3
(Season Renewal)

Prime Video signed a production deal with Endemol France for Celebrity Hunted – France – Manhunt Season 3 for France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco

kaala paani

Kaala Paani
(Season Renewal)

Netflix signed a production deal with Posham Pa Pictures for Kaala Paani

Stranded with my Mother-in-law

Stranded with My Mother-In-Law
(Season Renewal)

Netflix signed a production deal with Mixer Films for Stranded with My Mother-in-Law

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Foreign Language Content Deals At MIPCOM 2023
The age of anger

The Age of Anger

Tet+ acquired from The Mediapro Studio Distribution
Radio Television Suisse and SIC acquired from Atresmedia Televisión

The Challenge Argentina- El desafio

The Challenge Argentina: El desafío

Albavision signed an acquisition deal with 7 y Acción and Atresmedia Televisión for The Challenge Argentina: El desafío for United States of America

Utama

Utama

Movistar Plus signed an acquisition deal with The Mediapro Studio Distribution for Utama for Spain

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Our “High-Demand Content” lists are based on following dealmakers – thousands of leaders in Content Acquisition for every major and minor streamer, broadcaster and distributor. We follow their actions individually as well as cumulatively to understand global demand. We call this approach “Collective Wisdom of Content Curators“. Read more about our methodology.

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