Antenna Group


Antenna adds ViacomCBS’s former chief digital officer & Discovery alum to board

European media outfit Antenna Group has added the former chief digital officer at ViacomCBS and an ex-Discovery president to its advisory board. Antenna said ViacomCBS alum Marc DeBevoise and former Discovery exec Mike Lang would assist the company with its expansion strategy. These include plans to move into new markets and territories, with “further significant investments” […]

Former RTL Group boss Bert Habets named Antenna Group CEO

Former RTL Group chief Bert Habets has been appointed as CEO of CEE-focused media firm Antenna Group. Habets takes over the role from the outgoing Jonathan Procter, who departed the company to become group CEO of South Africa’s Primedia. The exec, who exited RTL in 2019, will oversee the free TV, pay TV, OTT, content, […]

SPT’s channel sell-off continues with Antenna deal in CEE

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has continued its withdrawal from the global channels business by selling its 22 pay-TV networks and two streaming services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to Antenna Group. The deal includes the CEE-focused AXN and Sony channels, as well as Sony-owned Viasat 3 and 6 networks, plus the media giant’s on-demand […]

Antenna Group extends far-reaching joint venture with Vice

CEE-focused broadcaster Antenna Group has extended its joint venture with Vice Media through 2024 and expanded the countries involved. The agreement, first struck in 2014, will see Vice programming continue to be made available in Greece, Romania and Serbia. Antenna will now also work with Vice to take its content into Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, […]

Propagate, Antenna Group link for formats

US indie studio Propagate and Greek broadcaster Antenna Group are teaming up for original formats and content. The businesses have struck a partnership to develop, produce and distribute original formats and content. Two original series are currently in development and will air in 2019. The first production is a local version of the Propagate game show format […]

Antenna & Tony Jordan team for Albanian mafia thriller

The Antenna Group has partnered with TV writer Tony Jordan (Eastenders, Hustle) to produce original crime drama, Besa, a twelve-part Albanian mafia thriller. The series has been commissioned by Antenna for free-to-air channel PRVA in Serbia, Planet TV in Slovenia and RTL in Croatia. Besa, the traditional Albanian word meaning a code of honour or […]

Greece’s Antenna makes key appointments

Greece’s Antenna Group has restructured two roles in its management team, which it said would help support its goals both in the Greek market and internationally. Tassos Michalakis, formerly Antenna’s general commercial manager, has been named as managing director of Antenna Greence. In this new role, Michalakis will be for the company’s leading free-to-air channel, […]

Antenna Group chairman Kyriakou dies

Minos Kyriakou, the founder and chairman of Greek broadcaster Antenna Group, has passed away aged 75. He died suddenly from a heart attack, according to a statement from the Kyriakou family. Antenna owns European networks such as ANT1, TV PRVA and B92. Kyriakou, a shipping magnate, founded private station Antenna TV in 1989, and formally […]

Fremantle hires NBCU sales director

FremantleMedia International has brought in NBCUniversal International sales director Nick Pawsey, TBI has learned. Pawsey has been hired as VP of sales and distribution, reporting to executive VP and head sales and distribution for EMEA Jamie Lynn. He will oversee FMI’s sales operation across Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS region, and is […]

Antenna’s Naked Balkans to shock MIPTV

Naked Balkans will accompany Antenna International Enterprises (AIE) to Cannes next week. The shock doc series investigates little-known practices, customs and traditions in the Balkan region of Europe such as a cannibalistic crime gang in Serbia and a Greek convention of a small village that sees dogs used to cleanse evil spirits. The sales arm […]

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