Paprika Latino


Nice prodco gets new CEO as Marschall exits

Nice Entertainment producer Paprika Latino has promoted its COO to replace current CEO Peter Marschall. Akos Erdos’ elevation to chief executive comes as part of what Paprika described as a “planned succession process”. He joined the firm in 2013 from Hungary’s Origo Film Studios. The company was born in Romania and has expanded through central […]

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.   […]

Dutch Fox orders Hounds, MTG builds production hub

The Fox channel in the Netherlands has ordered a Release the Hounds special, which will be made by local indie Tuvalu Media. Separately, Paprika Latino, part of the MTG-owned Nice Entertainment Group, has built a Release the Hounds production hub in Lithuania to make regional versions of the format. It has already made Danish and […]

DRG launches dedicated formats division

UK-based distributor DRG is launching a dedicated formats business that will tap into the resources of the new Nice Entertainment Group it now sits within. DRG Formats will be lead by DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson (left) and also include the newly promoted Albertina Marfil, experienced formats vendor Jennifer Harrington and a […]

MTG Studios becomes Nice Entertainment

The Modern Times Group has rebranded its content division MTG Studios as Nice Entertainment Group. Scandi broadcast group MTG said the new branding reflected the enlargement of the content group in the past year. MTG beat rivals to a deal for Scandi super indie group Nice Entertainment last September and that brand will now cover […]

MTG rejigs Baltics management, expands local production

Modern Times Group (MTG) is making a series of changes to the management of Viasat Broadcasting in the Baltic region and is to expand its production company Paprika Latino in the region. MTG has promoted Baiba Zuzena to the post of CEO of its Latvian free TV and radio operations. She was previously chief operating […]

ITV Studio inks format deals for The Audience

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold The Audience format into Norway and Hungary. ITV Studios Nordic will produce 8x45mins episodes of The Audience for Viasat’s TV 3 in Norway, while ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a deal in Hungary, where Paprika Latino will produce 6x60mins episodes for Viasat 3. ITVS GE represents […]