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ADD Content’s ‘Sirens’ set for Russian adaptation

Content creation and distribution company ADD Content has signed a scripted format deal with Channel One Russia for its Israeli drama Sirens. Sirens is a mystery thriller following a policewoman investigating the death of her sister. In the Russian adaptation the action takes place in Tuapse – one of the biggest resorts on the Black […]

Twofour scores format deals in Russia

Twofour formats What Would Your Kid Do? and Change Your Tune are heading to Russia. Free-to-air broadcaster Channel One has signed on for local versions of the two formats, after striking deals with distributor Twofour Rights. The channel has ordered eight-episode series of each title, which are to air later this year. What Would Your […]

Talpa sells celebrity ageing format to BTV

Formats company Talpa has shopped its new format, Story of My Life, to Bulgarian free TV broadcaster BTV. The show, in which celebrity couples are artificially aged using prosthetics and make-up, and then filmed as they see their newly aged up partners. It launched as a special on RTL4 and the Dutch broadcaster will launch […]

New free TV deal for Talpa’s latest format

Talpa’s The Story of My Life has won an order from Russian free-to-air broadcaster Channel One. The show is billed as a talkshow with a twist and features celebrity couples who, through prosthetics and make-up are aged, allowing them to see what each other will look like in years to come. Talpa’s sales arm launched […]

Russia’s original output dips 12%

Locally-produced programming premiering on Russia’s seven biggest TV channels dipped 12% last year, new research shows. KVG Research’s annual report on the Russian TV market showed Channel One, Russia 1, NTV, CTC, TNT, St. Petersburg TV and Ren TV broadcasted a combined 9,400 hours of new original Russian content in 2015. This figure does not […]

Channel One buys Section Zero

Russian broadcaster Channel One has acquired edgy French drama Section Zero. The free-TV station will launch the 8x1hr show in August, playing episodes back to back between August 1-4. StudioCanal distributes the show and struck the Russian deal, having already shopped it to SBS in Australia. Section Zero, a cop show set in a dystopian […]

Red Arrow spies Russian Mata Hari deal

Red Arrow International has snagged the worldwide rights to a Russian drama about the exotic dancer and spy Mata Hari. The series, Mata Hari, is produced by Star Media for Russian free TV station Channel One. Red Arrow, part of the German ProSiebenSat.1 group, will launch an English-language version at MIPCOM. The cast of the […]

Russian TV production falls

The number of original series on Russian TV fell by 12% last year as the economy suffered and sports programming took prominence. Data from KVG Research shows the number of new, original Russia-originated content across the major channels in the country was 10,600 in 2014, a 12% decline year-on-year. KVG said: “The decline of the […]

Italian, Russian nets to remake The Returned

Sky Italia’s new pay TV channel Sky Atlantic is one of two channels who will remake French supernatural drama The Returned. Sky and Russia’s Channel One have both acquired the original series, which Haut et Court produced for French pay TV operator Canal+ and Zodiak Rights sells internationally, and local remake rights. Sky Italia’s deal […]

Separatists ‘demand Ukrainian channels go dark’

Leading Ukrainian cable operator Volia has reported pro-Russian separatists entered its premises and demanded that it suspend broadcasts of Ukrainian national channels 1+1 and Kanal 5. The separatists are calling for Volia to resume transmissions of previously banned Russian channels, it is claimed. The incident is said to have taken place at Volia’s regional office […]

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