Amedia


Amedia becomes ‘home of HBO’ in new deal

Russian free and pay TV broadcaster Amedia has signed a new deal with HBO giving it the exclusive Russian rights to first-run HBO shows and HBO’s programming library for the first time. The new deal makes Amedia’s pay TV service Amedia Premium HD, consisting of Amedia Premium and Amedia Hit channels and SVOD service Amediateka, […]

Russia-US content deals for Twin Peaks

Russian pay TV operator Amedia TV has snagged rights to Showtime shows including the upcoming Twin Peaks reboot. In free TV, the series has also been sold into Russia, with TV3 snapping up the David Lynch show. Showtime programming is distributed by CBS Studios International, which struck the Amedia and TV3 deals. Amedia has Russian […]

Russian sales first, CEE deals, for BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has cut its first deal with Amedia, the fledgling Russian broadcaster dubbed ‘the Russian HBO’, TBI has learned. AMedia launched its channels and on-demand service last year, snagging an exclusive output deal with HBO and content deals with Fox, Showtime and Starz among others. It has picked up a thirty-hour package from BBC […]

‘Russian HBO’ makes a major channels move

Russian producer Amedia has moved into the channels business in a big way, effectively launching HBO in Russia and inking a huge programming deal with CBS Studios International. Founder and president Alexander Akopov tells Stewart Clarke about the company’s plans in the pay TV space. Amedia was until a recently best known as Russia’s biggest […]

FremantleMedia bags pre-NATPE deals

FremantleMedia International has sold shows in genres ranging from Jamie Oliver titles to scripted dramas to broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe. Czech Republic channel Prima has gone for a package deal totaling 300 hours including the Nigel Marvin-fronted 6x60mins Untamed China, CGI doc Titanoboa: Monster Snake, 8x60mins historical series Rome Unwrapped and Egypt Unwrapped, […]

UK channel goes Under the Dome with CBS

Channel 5 in the UK has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the buzzy CBS miniseries Under the Dome. The show, which comes from CBS Television Studios and Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Television, will air on the UK terrestrial channel in the autumn. Under the Dome follows events in a small down that is suddenly and inexplicably […]

Cinema deal means Sky Atlantic misses out on Behind the Candelabra

HBO has secured a UK theatrical distributor for its upcoming Liberace movie Behind the Candelabra, meaning it sits outside of the premium programmer’s output deal with Sky Atlantic and will not automatically feed through to the channel. Behind the Candelabra has aired on HBO in the US after the premium programmer stepped up and made […]

Amedia preps programming, distribution deals as HBO and OTT launch

Russia’s largest producer Amedia has launched a premium channel and an OTT service today and founder and president Alexander Akopov (above) has told TBI deals are being negotiated for new programming and wider distribution of the new offerings. Amedia has snagged a raft of programming from CBS and HBO after inking volume and output deals […]

LA Screenings 2013: CBS Studios cuts two European volume deals

As the LA Screenings come to a close, CBS Studios International has inked two volume agreements with European broadcasters. The studio has locked in deals with Amedia in Russia and MTV3 in Finland. In Russia, CBS has agreed a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Amedia, the producer and channel operator that earlier this week inked a […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]