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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 […]

Food Network to launch in Greece

Scripps Networks Interactive has rolled out Food Network in Greece for the first time, with the network available on the Hellas Online IPTV network. Jon Sichel, managing director of Scripps EMEA said: “This deal is another key milestone in Scripps’ strategy to expand the European footprint of our unique lifestyle channels.” Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel […]

Banijay’s Opposite Worlds travels the globe

Banijay has sold its reality format Opposite Worlds into Turkey, Croatia and the Middle East and is setting up a production hub for further new versions of the show. The series has twenty contestants taking part in an elimination competition whereby they live in one of two worlds: the past, in which there is a […]

Antena 3 rebrands post LaSexta merger

Spanish broadcaster Antena 3 Group has rebranded as Atresmedia, as part of a strategy to pool its assets under one banner. The news comes after Antena 3 completed its takeover of smaller rival La Sexta in October last year in order to better compete with the Mediaset and Prisa’s merged Telecinco-Cuatro group that leads the […]

PBS orders Neanderthal doc from Arrow

US public broadcaster PBS has ordered a one-off doc Decoding Neanderthals from Arrow Media, the UK production company founded by ex-Darlow Smithson management. The film will investigates the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of our closest genetic cousin, the Neanderthal, 30,000 years ago. The show will, the producers said, will use CGI and cutting edge […]

Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]