Belgium’s VTM & Germany’s NTV pick up Quintus, Peninsula-funded US immigration docuseries

Belgian channel VTM and RTL Germany’s NTV have picked up a new docuseries that has been co-financed by Quintus Studios and Irish/US producer, Peninsula Television. Beyond Borders (5 x 60 minutes) features exclusive access to US immigration frontline services ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations) as officers battled their own […]

Buyers Profiles: NTV’s Gabi Nensel & SPI’s Revi Benshoshan

This instalment of our TBI Buyers Profiles features Russian broadcaster NTV and Netherlands-based SPI International, which operates more than 30 networks around the world. NTV’s Gabi Nensel tells us about the best performing shows on his network and what he’s looking for next, while SPI’s acquisitions chief Revi Benshoshan outlines key programmes and his rights […]

Russia’s NTV returns to ‘Fear Factor’ with Banijay’s WeiT Media

Russian broadcaster NTV is returning to Fear Factor, 16 years after the show last aired in the country. The format, which was created by Endemol Shine Netherlands, is being produced by Banijay’s Russian prodco WeiT Media and will be hosted by singer Anatoliy Tsoy. It last aired on NTV in 2005. The new 8 x […]

Format round-up: BBC orders Storyboard photo format; Mongolia’s NTV enters ‘The Rolling Kitchen’; SimpelZodiak launches mystery dinner show

BBC orders Storyboard photo format UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered an original photography format from Scotland’s Storyboard Studios. The 4 x 60-minute Great British Photography Challenge will see six amateur photographers take on a variety of assignments around the UK and guided by world-famous portrait and fashion photographer Rankin. The series producer-director is David […]

NTV sells Russian dramas in Japan

Russian broadcaster NTV is bringing two crime dramas to the Japanese market in separate deals. NHK Enterprises, the business arm of Japanese pubcaster NHK, has acquired rights to NTV’s period drama Noble Detective, which is to be aired on the Sony Pictures Entertainment-operated AXN Mystery in Japan in February 2021. Japanese distributor Trans World Associates […]

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