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Downton, Mr Selfridge enter Mongolia

downton abbeyITV’s British period dramas Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge are headed into Mongolia following deals secured by a local broadcaster.

Mongol TV has bought Downton (pictured) from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Mr Selfridge from ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The channel, which has been a consistent buyer of Western scripted content after overhauling its programming strategy in 2013, has also renewed a batch of studio dramas.

These are The Good Wife and Hawaii Five-O from CBS Studios International, NBCUI’s The Blacklist and Disney Media Distribution-sold Scandal.

Furthermore, Mongol TV has also bought the 87th Academy Awards from DMD. The event will broadcast live on 22 February.

“Mongol TV has been consistently top in ratings in Mongolia by providing our audiences with the best quality programming from around the world,” said Nomin Chinbat, CEO of Mongol TV. “We are fortunate that CBS, ITV, NBC, Fox, Disney and Sony provide us with their best shows for our territory and appreciate our ongoing partnerships with them.”