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ProSiebenSat.1 completes ATV deal

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has closed a deal for Tele München Group-owned Austrian broadcaster ATV. Following competition, cartel and media authority approvals in Austria, the deal bringing together Austrian terrestrials ATV and Puls 4 closed yesterday. ProSiebenSat.1 Puls 4, the unit that did the deal for ProSiebenSat.1 Media, has immediately moved to make Thomas Gruber (pictured) managing […]

ProSiebenSat.1 buys ATV

ProSiebenSat.1 has agreed to buy Austrian TV station ATV from its parent company, Tele München Group. ProSieben said that the takeover will strengthen the footing of its Austrian subsidiary ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4, and that contracts were signed this week. It added that ATV and PULS 4 would “reciprocally benefit” from the deal and the planned integration […]

US deals for Turkish dramas

Two US Hispanic channels in the US have bought Turkish dramas as the latter’s scripted fare continues to make inroads into the market. Eccho Rights sells several Turkish series internationally and has shopped popular Ay Yapim series Kurt Seyit and Sura to MundoFox, the Fox International Channels-operated US Hispanic service. The channel will air the […]

Turkey: imports and exports

Following this week’s Discop Istanbul event, TBI speaks to Turkey’s main distribution companies about how changes in the domestic market are impacting their business, how they are dealing with the challenge of selling into the Middle East and how Turkish drama is becoming hot property in Latin America. A country of 20 million TV homes, […]

Star, ATV land Endemol Turkey dramas

Two Turkish broadcasters have commissioned primetime scripted series from Endemol Turkey, whose debut drama in the territory launches next month. Star TV has ordered dark comedy-drama Sparrow Palace, while ATV has commissioned Overturn, a modern day family drama. Sparrow Palace (known locally as Serce Sarayi) follows a beautiful, young widow with a dark side. It […]

First intn’l deal for French game show Quizz or Buzz

A Turkish broadcaster is the first international network to commission French-created quiz series Quizz or Buzz. ATV will run a local version of the show titled 7 de 7 in a primetime slot next month. Local host and comedian Soray Uzun will present the series, which Sinerji Prodüksiyon is producing. The multiple choice-themed show is […]

FremantleMedia seals new X Factor deals

The X Factor has been renewed by several key free-to-air broadcasters and the show’s distributor, FremantleMedia, has sealed deals for four more local versions of the music competition series. New deals for The X Factor include a recommission from Seven Network for the Australian version of the show. DR1 (Denmark), TVN (Poland), Channel One (Russia) […]

Russia reaches The End with Turkish scripted deal

St. Petersburg-based Russian World Studios has signed a deal to bring Turkish drama format The End, dubbed by some as ‘the new Homeland’, to Russia. A remake of the political mystery thriller is already underway in the US, where Sander/Moses has picked up rights and is working on scripts, as TBI revealed this year. The […]

Exclusive: Russia, Argentina get ready to Raid the Cage

Broadcasters in Russia and Argentina have acquired Sony-distributed Israeli gameshow format Raid the Cage, TBI has learned. Russian net Rossiya has commissioned a 12-episode run, while Argentina’s Telefe has licensed 20 eps. It has already been sold to China’s Jiangzu TV, Turkey’s ATV and Peru’s America TV, as well as receiving options in Spain, Ireland […]

Globo notches sales of Dinosaurs & Robots

Brazilian media giant Globo has shopped its Dinosaurs & Robots telenovela to a raft of broadcasters. The drama series, filmed in Brazil and Japan, is a story of love and conflict between a female paleontologist and landowner in rural Brazil and a daring scientist whose wife goes missing. It has been picked up by Portuguese […]