Kanal 2


NATPE Europe Buyers Briefing: Kai Gahler

Name: Kai Gahler Title: acquisitions executive, Kanal 2, Estonia TBI: What channels do you buy for and how are they different? We buy for three channels. The biggest is Kanal 2, which is a mainstream commercial TV channel and the most watched TV channel in Estonia. We mostly air local shows in primetime, but there […]

Viacom keeps up Lip Sync momentum

Viacom’s popular entertainment format Lip Sync Battle has sold to six new territories. Season one of the original US version of the show, in which celebrities impersonate music stars, has gone to TV2 in Norway, 365 Media in Iceland, Media Works in New Zealand, SIC in Portugal, Kanal 2 in Estonia and DBS in Israel. […]

WDR doping doc finds int’l homes

A German documentary about alleged wide-scale doping among Russian Olympic athletes has sold to seven broadcasters around the world. Top Secret Doping: How Russia Makes its Winners, an in-house doc for German regional pubcaster WDR, has gone to VRT in Belgium, Globo in Brazil, DR in Denmark, Kanal 2 in Estonia, Al Jazeera in the […]

Turkish drama 1001 Nights sells in CEE

A pair of broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe and one in Iran has acquired Turkish drama series 1001 Nights from distributor Global Agency. LNK in Lithuania, Kanal 2 in Estonia and TV Persia in Iran have all bought the show, which ran on Kanal D from 2006 to 2009 and was known in Turkey […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]