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Buyers Briefing: Vanda Rapti, MTG

Name: Vanda Rapti Title: VP of acquisitions, pay TV, VOD and new media, and acting VP, free TV, Nordics, MTG Vanda Rapti buys programming for a variety of Modern Times Group channels across Europe. Here she takes TBI through the needs of the free, pay and VOD platforms operating under MTG’s Viasat broadcasting brand.   […]

Canadian SVOD service strikes Sony deal

Shomi, the recently-launched Canadian SVOD service, has inked a programming deal with Sony Pictures Television. The deal gives Shomi exclusive rights to several SPT series in Canada, including Outlander (pictured), which will launch on February 13 on the SVOD service. Shomi, which is run by Canadian cable giants Shaw and Rogers, will also get SPT […]

Channel 4 welcomes ABC’s Goldbergs

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has bought The Goldbergs, which is one of the rare successful network comedies of recent years. Channel 4’s youth-skewed channel E4 will run season one of the show early next year following the deal with distributor Sony Pictures Television. This comes soon after Channel 4 bought another SPT comedy, freshman series […]

Nets accept Sony’s Marry Me proposals

Broadcasters such as MTG, RTE and OSN have bought American romantic comedy series Marry Me from Sony Pictures Television. MTG has taken rights for its free TV channels and SVOD service, Viaplay, in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, while Ireland’s RTE has picked up the NBC show for RTE2. Middle Eastern pay TV provider OSN has […]

LA Screenings review: big name drama delivers on promise

Last week’s LA Screenings saw international buyers including BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen, TV2 (Norway)’s new content chief Nina Lorgen Flemmen and BSkyB’s entertainment channels boss Stuart Murphy descend on the Hollywood studio lots with more than 50 new shows on sale. As the week played out, the pre-market signs that it would be […]