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NENT opens ‘The Farm’ in Greece and Hungary

Broadcasters Antenna in Greece and TV2 in Hungary have both picked up competitive reality format The Farm for local adaptation, following deals with NENT (Nordic Entertainment Group) Studios UK. TV2 is in pre-production with a celebrity edition which will air in the autumn season, but Antenna is yet to commit to a date. Denmark’s TV2 […]

TBI Weekly: Key takeaways from NEM

Croatia’s New Europe Market (NEM) received over 800 participants this week, making it the event’s most successful year yet, as TV execs gathered to discuss what’s working for Central and Eastern Europe and what’s not. In case you didn’t get to make it to Dubrovnik’s sunny coastlines, here’s a round-up of the key themes at […]

Antenna recruits content chief

Antenna TV has hired George Pofantis as chief content officer, recruiting the programming exec from rival Greek broadcaster Alpha. Pofantis has started in the new role and Antenna said his hire is part of a wider push to drive digital content and international copros. The new recruit will work across the sourcing, development and commissioning […]

CEE players mull Netflix rival, but face challenges

Regional broadcasters face multiple challenges in launching local SVOD services in CEE, but may have an opportunity to experiment with new on-demand windows for content that is created for free-to-air broadcast, according to a panel of broadcasters at the NEM event in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Pete Smith, managing director of Greece-based pan-regional broadcaster Antenna Group, said […]

Greece’s Antenna poaches NBCUniversal channels MD

Greek broadcast group Antenna has appointed Tariq Syed as its managing director of thematic channels and digital. Syed joins from NBCUniversal where he was managing director, Central Europe for the Studio’s channels division Universal Networks International. Prior to that he was vice president of business development at NBCUniversal. At Antenna he will oversee the Greek […]

Pete Smith, Red Planet produce Motown drama

Former Cineflix Studios and NBCUniversal International boss Pete Smith is hooking up with writer Tony Jordan to create a 10-part musical series about the Motown movement. Smith (left), who earlier this month was announced as managing director of Greek broadcasting group Antenna, is working with Jordan, film producer Duncan Kenworthy (Notting Hill, Love Actually) and […]

Pete Smith lands job at Greece’s Antenna

Pete Smith, the former NBC Universal and Cineflix Studios boss, has been recruited as managing director of Greek broadcast group Antenna. The Greek TV company said it had brought in Smith as part of a wider plan to extend its international presence. Antenna CEO Theodore Kyriakou said that Smith will play a key role in […]