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Spain’s Atresmedia secures Turkish drama Ezel from Eccho

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia Television has acquired Turkish drama Ezel from Eccho Rights for broadcast on its Nova channel. The series is produced by Ay Yapim, whose series Fatmagül already airs successfully on the same station. The story of a young man on a mission for revenge following betrayal by his friends and fiancé, Ezel is one of the best-known titles in Turkish drama history […]

CME growing Farm format in five territories

Warner Bros.-backed CEE broadcaster CME has agreed a new three-year, five-territory deal for the evergreen reality format The Farm. The show will be on the Markiza channel in Slovakia, BTV in Bulgaria, Nova in the Czech Republic, Pro TV in Romania and Nova in Croatia. The show, which runs in either 60 or 90 minute […]

Pioneer launches Korean JV

Tinopolis Group-owned Pioneer Productions has moved into the South Korean market by launching a joint venture with a local production company. London-based Pioneer and Seoul’s PAAN Media have come together to form Buzz Media, which will create programming for the UK, South Korean and international markets. Programming will include 4K natural history and science science, […]

PBS, BBC in ‘ambitious’ factual partnership

Pubcasters from both sides of the Atlantic Sea have com together to coproduce a slate of “ambitious factual specials”, including a new Sir David Attenborough title. The coproduction agreement will America’s BBC and the UK’s BBC, plus the latter’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, create between eight and ten programming special comprising around 20 hours a […]

CEE, Mid East nets host Rivals-in-Law

Broadcasters in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and surrounding have acquired Turkish cooking reality format Rivals-in-Law. In the Middle East, prodco iMagic has produced a series for Abu Dhabi TV, which launched in December. In Kazakhstan, Channel 7 has licensed it for a local remake, while Macedonia’s Alfa TV Dooel, Serbia’s Nova and […]

More high level management departures at CME

CME’s CFO and strategy boss are leaving the central and eastern Europe-focused broadcast group. The news comes in the same week that the Time Warner-backed firm said the general director of its largest single business unit, TV Nova, was stepping down. Company CFO David Sach will exit at the end of the month. David Sturgeon, […]

Pioneer gets pair of PBS commissions

US broadcaster PBS has ordered two shows from UK indie producer Pioneer Productions. Six-parter Secrets is a follow-up to Secrets of the Manor House, which is part of a successful strand of UK programming on PBS. The series will profile six British institutions including Selfridges and Scotland Yard. PBS has international rights to the show. […]

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 […]

News brief: Nova’s Oklahoma tornado doc goes global

The international sales arm of US pubcaster PBS has launched an updated version of NOVA documentary Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes following the recent storm. PBS International has launched the doc, which includes 20 minutes of fresh material on top of that shot for a 2012 report and broadcast in the US on May 29 in PBS’s […]