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Czech, Slovak public broadcasters begin 4K tests

Czech Republic public TV provider Ceska Televize (CT) and Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS are due to begin test broadcasts of Ultra HD content. CT and RTVS, in partnership with Czech digital infrastructure provider Ceske Radiokomunikace, will lead the first Ultra HD broadcast trial via SES’s Astra 3B satellite at the orbital slot of 23.5 degrees […]

Zodiak seals Czech pubcast deal for Nation’s Brightest

Czech pubcaster CT has ordered a local version of quiz format The Nation’s Brightest, TBI has learned. CT will produce its own 6x60mins version of the show, which will be known locally as The Brightest Czech. The show will launch on CT this Saturday (April 12). Zodiak Rights distributes the format, which launched on ARD […]

BBC’s The Office set for Czech remake

Czech public broadcaster CT has ordered a local version of British comedy format The Office. The Czech version will be produced in-house by CT and go out on its flagship CT1 channel. The six-episode series will go into production in January 2014. It will have the local title of Kancl and be set in the […]

ORF seals German Screenings deals

ORF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the Austrian pubcaster, has announced a raft of documentary sales in the wake of the 38th German Screenings, which took place in Vienna, Austria, this week. From its respected Universum factual strand Secrets of Bumblebees was acquired by Italian pubcaster Rai and its Polish, Swedish and Slovenian counterparts TVP […]

French documentaries singled out

Despite European public channels closing documentary slots and growing competition from hosted factual and reality series, the French single doc industry is finding success by diversifying and while presales are tough to secure, emerging territories are seeking international copro partners. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly explores the market. At MIPDoc in April, five out of the ten most […]

Breakthrough seals pre-NATPE deals

Producer and distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has finalised programming deals with several broadcasters in the Central and Eastern Europe region ahead of the NATPE programming market in Budapest next week. In Poland pay TV operartor Canal+ Cyfrowy has acquired four-part doc The Sacred Balance, based on the eponymous book. Polsat has bought My Really Cool Leg, […]

A+E inks CEE deals ahead of NATPE

A+E has concluded a raft of programming deals with broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe ahead of the NATPE programming market next week. Czech pubcaster CT has bought factual shows including Universe, Weapons of War and Tales of the Gun. Regional factual channel Spektrum has acquired a package that includes 10 Things You Don’t Know […]

CBeebies buys Tilly and Friends for international nets

The BBC has acquired animated series Tilly and Friends for its international CBeebies channels. The animated show, which is produced by Walker Productions and Jam Media will go out on the Asian, Polish and African feeds of preschool channel CBeebies. It is on CBeebies in the UK and debuted last autumn. The Aardman-distributed series has […]

Starz buys US$30m Titanic series

Starz Entertainment has acquired Titanic: Blood and Steel, the twelve-part miniseries about the ill-fated ocean liner.   The show will air on Starz’ Encore channel. Distributor Tandem Communications said that as well as the US deal, it has sold the series into fifty other territories including to NRJ12 in France, YLE in Finland, TV Norge […]