CTC talks up channels despite audience dips

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has seen its operating income fall 8% year-on-year as ratings at its four channels dropped, but claims it is well positioned for the fall season. Operating income for the three months to March 31, 2012, was US$50.6 million, compared with US$55.1 million for the same period a year ago. Revenues held […]

Trio of scripted format deals for Sony

Sony Pictures Television has inked deals for local versions of three of its drama series: Lost Girl, First Love and Los Caballeros las Prefieren Brutas. SPT’s Russian production division will make a local version of Lost Girl (pictured) for the free-to-air TV-3 channel. The original series was produced by Prodigy Pictures for Showtime Canada. Ukrainian […]