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Russia’s original output dips 12%

Locally-produced programming premiering on Russia’s seven biggest TV channels dipped 12% last year, new research shows. KVG Research’s annual report on the Russian TV market showed Channel One, Russia 1, NTV, CTC, TNT, St. Petersburg TV and Ren TV broadcasted a combined 9,400 hours of new original Russian content in 2015. This figure does not […]

New CEO for Endemol Shine’s Russian prodco

The long-serving CEO of Endemol Shine Group-controlled WeiT Media has left the Russian producer for a major local channel, with a new chief exec installed from within. Timur Weistein has exited to become general producer at NTV, with the former incumbent, Danila Sharapov, in turn leaving his post. Weinstein’s exit has triggered Yulia Sumacheva’s promotion […]

Russian TV production falls

The number of original series on Russian TV fell by 12% last year as the economy suffered and sports programming took prominence. Data from KVG Research shows the number of new, original Russia-originated content across the major channels in the country was 10,600 in 2014, a 12% decline year-on-year. KVG said: “The decline of the […]

TV features heavily in top media firms list

Media agency ZenithOptimedia has ranked the world’s top media owners, with Disney, Comcast, Fox and CBS all in the top five. They sit after technology and serach giant Google, which takes the number one slot and has extended its lead in the position. “Google is now 136% bigger than the second-largest media owner [Disney], up […]

Networks clamber up Berlin Wall

Various broadcasters have acquired Sky Vision’s documentary Berlin Wall: The Night the Iron Curtain Closed. The show is scheduled to deliver on November 9, the 25th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall, which separated East and West Germany after the Second World War. NTV in Germany, Planete Cable in France, AMC Networks International […]

New Dragons’ Den remakes in Europe, Africa

Broadcasters in Sweden, Portugal and South Africa are launching their own versions of the Sony-distributed business formats Dragons’ Den. In Sweden, Viasat-owned TV8 has ordered a 10-part run that will be known locally as Draknästet, with ITV Studios Nordic producing. In Portugal, Take & Sound Productions is producing a local run for commercial broadcaster SIC […]

Mid East nets to perform Killer Karaoke

Broadcasters across the Middle East have ordered local versions of Zodiak Rights’ comic singing format Killer Karaoke. Highways International Productions is producing 13 hour-long minutes episodes of Killer Karaoke to air in Egypt, UAE and Lebanon. These will go out on Al Hayat TV in Egypt, Abu Dhabi Al Ouha in the UAE and MTV […]

BBC cuts Chinese VOD deal

BBC Worldwide has licensed a raft of drama and factual programming to Chinese streaming and on-demand video site Sohu.com. Titles included in the package deal include documentaries Frozen Planet (pictured) and Earthflight. Scripted shows include Ripper Street, Mad Dog, Sinbad and Silk. Sohu, which is listed on the US Nasdaq exchange, recently became the first […]

BBC’s Musketeers swashbuckles into new territories

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired BBC drama swashbuckler Musketeers. The show launched this year on BBC One in the UK and is distributed by the pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide. It has shopped the ten-part series to German public broadcaster ARD and its Norwegian equivalent NRK. Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 has also bought […]

Cineflix notches worldwide sales

Cineflix has sold factual and fct-ent titles to a raft of international broadcasters. The independent distributor has shopped Impossible Pictures’ 6x60mins series World War II: The Last Heroes to Italian pubcaster RAI. Also in Italy Nat Geo has acquired two seasons of restaurant series The Opener. In France pay TV channel Planète has picked up […]

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