Highlight LabelsNEM Dubrovnik

AMC sets plan to roll out AMC+ across CEE in 2023

AMC exec Levente Málnay has confirmed that his company is to roll out its streaming service AMC+ across Central and Eastern Europe next year. Málnay, who was speaking here at NEM Dubrovnik, told delegates that the streamer would be rolled out next year and offer a raft of US shows and selected local content to […]

Exclusive: Ukraine eyes European pubcaster pre-buys to ‘fuel’ productions

Ukraine’s top production and channel groups are approaching European public broadcasters to pre-buy content from the country as they seek to keep its TV industry functioning. The Ukraine Content Club (UCC), which was formed shortly after the Russian invasion, operates as a charity with an independent board and was created to provide a pathway for shows to make […]

Telcos & Netflix disrupting business models amid scripted evolution

Telcos and Netflix are disrupting scripted production models and the dominance of US studios, with the global streamer increasingly open to more flexible rights deals, according to speakers here at NEM Dubrovnik. Netflix has been hit by declining subscriber numbers, followed by a 68% decline in its share price this year to date, but the […]

Croatia eyes ‘premium series’ as telco & streaming levies introduced

Croatia is looking to become a hub for “premium series” funded by the introduction of levies on telcos and streamers operating in the country. The law on Electronic Media in Croatia and the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) sees telco-backed cable operators providing 10% of their annual gross revenue for works of Croatian independent […]

M7 Group eyes originals push as Canal+ synergies fuel local development

M7 Group is planning to ramp up original programming across its European footprint using the backing of owner Canal+ to develop shows, following its first original unveiled late last year. The pay TV operator, which was acquired by Canal+ in 2019, teamed up with the French company’s Polish unit to co-produce a first joint series – Planet […]

Exclusive: Russian giant Star outlines originals & library play for Lava

Russia’s Star Media is to produce original dramas for its soon-to-launch global streamer Lava, while also rapidly increasing its 7,500 hours of content. The streamer was unveiled earlier this week and is being stocked with thousands of hours of content from Star, which is one of Russia’s most prominent production groups and has been behind […]

Vice looks to serve ‘global identity’ as youth audience expands

Vice Media is looking to serve a “global identity” as it ramps up local programming that can resonate around the world. Speaking at NEM Dubrovnik, Vice’s global head of distribution Bea Hegedus said the company had expanded its focus to offer shows that would attract not just the millennial audience, but also younger viewers from […]

English-language drama replaced by local originals as demand ramps up

English-language drama is increasingly being replaced by local-language scripted series as demand for domestic content soars, according to a panel here at NEM Dubrovnik. The growing importance of scripted originals was outlined in successive sessions, with RTL Hungary’s deputy CEO & director of programming Peter Kolosi outlining how his company is now looking to produce […]

SPI International unveils Dizi streaming service

SPI International has unveiled its new Turkish content-focused digital streaming service, Dizi. The Dizi app is an extension of the acclaimed Turkish  channel of the same way, and will present viewers with access to series, telenovelas and soap operas. Dizi features around 400 hours of content including series such as Black Money Love, Kurt Seyit […]