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TBI Weekly: Key takeaways from NEM

Croatia’s New Europe Market (NEM) received over 800 participants this week, making it the event’s most successful year yet, as TV execs gathered to discuss what’s working for Central and Eastern Europe and what’s not. In case you didn’t get to make it to Dubrovnik’s sunny coastlines, here’s a round-up of the key themes at […]

CME sells Nova TV & Pop TV for €230m

CME has agreed to sell its top broadcast operations in Croatia and Slovenia for €230 million (US$262 million), in what it described as a “transformational moment” for the company. Central European Media Enterprises made a deal to sell commercial networks Nova TV in Croatia and Pop TV in Slovenia to United Group subsidiary Slovenia Broadband. The […]

Netflix ‘irrelevant’ in CEE

Netflix’s content has little appeal for CEE audiences, and OTT is currently only really useful as a way for pay TV providers to deliver catch-up and multiscreen services, attendees at the NEM heard this morning. Speaking on a panel on DTH and OTT at the event in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Stanislav Georgiev, head of broadcast at […]

Big Brother to make Turkish debut

Turkey’s Star TV has ordered a local version of Big Brother, marking the first ever Turkish version of the classic reality format. Endemol Shine International distributes the show and struck the Star deal. Endemol Shine Turkey will produce the local series, which will run for 15 weeks and launch on Star this summer. There will […]

NBC commissions Israeli gameshow

US broadcast network NBC has tapped Armoza Formats for a local version of entertainment show I Can Do That!. NBC stablemate Universal Television will produce a six-episode season, with the first going out as a two-hour special and the following five running to an hour. Live-studio format I Can Do That sees six celebrity cast […]

Greek telco makes move for Nova TV channel

Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telecom operator OTE has made a non-binding offer to media group Forthnet for the acquisition of local pay TV provider Nova TV. OTE is offering between €250 million-300 million (US$342 million-411 million) on a debt and cash-free basis for Nova TV. Any deal will be subject to regulatory clearance. The move comes […]

CME appoints co-CEOs to replace Sarbu

Central European Media Enterprises has appointed a pair of co-CEOs to replace the departing Adrian Sarbu, one a former Alpha Media and RTL Televizija chief exec and the other a Time Warner strategy boss. Christoph Mainusch and Michael Del Nin (left) have been handed the roles, effective September 16. Mainusch has previously been CEO of […]