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India’s GoQuest Media expands European drama offering

Indian distributor GoQuest Media has acquired distribution rights for several European drama series. The firm has picked up Secrets Of The Grapevine from Serbian telecommunications and cable TV operator Telekom Srbija, Crazy in Love from Polish broadcaster TVN, Still Waters from Estonian pubcaster ERR, and Sacrificiul (aka Sacrificial) from Romanian production company Dream Film Production. Secrets Of The Grapevine (72 x 50-minutes) […]

Intact Media boosted by thematic channels

Romania’s Intact Media Group saw its market share grow significantly last year, boosted by its growing thematic channel portfolio. Intact said that almost ten million Romanians watched its channels daily for at least one minute during 2016, with seven million tuning in during primetime. The group said that its market share for the whole day […]

Antena restructures after trial verdict

Romanian broadcaster Antena has restructured in the wake of last week’s news that CEO Sorin Alexandrescu faces a jail sentence after being convicted on blackmail charges. Alexandrescu – and co-accused and Intact Media Group founder Dan Voiculescu – will appeal the guilty verdict, but in the meantime Antena has a new team. Antena’s Isabella Carmu […]

Romania’s Intact reports audience gains

Romanian broadcaster Intact Media Group, which operates the country’s Antena-branded channels, reported year-on-year increases in audience figures across all time slots during 2014. The firm, which broadcasts five TV networks in the country, said that its flagship Antena 1 channel, which broadcasts the local X Factor (pictured), showed “significant audience appreciation” on most time slots on the […]

News brief: Romanian net Can Do That

Romania’s Antena 1 has commissioned a local version of Armoza Formats’ studio entertainment format I Can Do That!. Antena 1 will go into production on the local show in early February ahead of a spring airdate. The deal comes soon after Azteca in Mexico and Rai in Italy signed up for local remakes. “Our goal […]

Antena tuned to Romanian TV

The Romanian TV market is ultra-competitive with numerous channels vying for ratings and a slice of the modest ad revenues available. Antena Group CEO Sorin Alexandrescu tells Stewart Clarke about his plan for the locally-owned broadcaster to overtake US-backed CME in the battle for eyeballs and about the challenges facing the country’s television sector. Seated […]

Antena blackmail trial gets underway

The trial of Sorin Alexandrescu (left), CEO of Romanian free-to-air broadcaster Antena Group, has started in Bucharest. Romanian free-to-air Antena Group was indicted by the country’s new anti-corruption body, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on blackmail charges, in a case relating to the alleged blackmailing of cable company RCS&RDS. Alexandrescu was originally detained, for a […]

Anything Goes in Europe, Brazil

French comedy entertainment format Anything Goes has landed commissions in four new territories. Spain’s Antena 3, Ukraine’s 1+1, Romania’s Antena 1 and Brazil’s Globo have all ordered local versions of the format, in which comedians are tasked with performing humour tasks. Meanwhile, Shine Iberia has been commissioned to produce a second season on Portuguese broadcaster […]