Paprika Studios

Viaplay sells Paprika Studios to CEE prodco’s management led by Ákos Erdős

Viaplay Group has sold Paprika Studios to the Central and Eastern European production group’s management team, led by CEO Ákos Erdős. The Nordic firm revealed it was in discussions with the prodco’s management last month and it has now confirmed that the deal was completed late last week. Paprika management said the company would retain […]

Streamer & broadcaster budget squeeze to fuel windowing innovation & CEE growth

Tightening budgets are set to create surging demand for coproductions across Europe, with windowing and opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) opening up. As streamers and broadcasters look for finance models that push their spending further, execs here at NEM Zagreb pointed to an evolving coproduction business that will allow for broader cooperation between […]

Viaplay to sell Paprika Studios as shares dive 75% on Q3 results & recapitalisation plan

Viaplay has seen its shares dive 75% this morning after unveiling a recapitalisation plan ahead of its delayed Q3 results, with the embattled Nordic streamer also confirming it will be selling its Central and Eastern European production group Paprika Studios. The streamer revealed its operating income had declined SEK321 ($31m) in Q3 while net income […]

News round-up: ‘Fate: Winx Saga’ world to continue after Netflix cancellation; Viaplay extends ‘Furia’; Kino Lorber acquires MHz Choice

‘Fate: Winx Saga’ world to continue after Netflix cancellation The world of Netflix series Fate: The Winx Saga will live on following the cancellation of the live-action Netflix series, according to show creator Iginio Straffi. The teen fantasy series, based on the animated Nickelodeon series Winx Club, was cancelled this week after two seasons on […]

News round-up: Malta’s TVM orders ‘The Voice Kids’; Paprika extends Hypewriter deadline; BET launches Mandela YouTube show  

Malta’s TVM orders ‘The Voice Kids’ Malta’s public broadcaster TVM has commissioned a local version of The Voice Kids. Produced by Greatt Company, the 11-part series will debut in the fall and marks the 43rd territory for the musical format. Based on the global hit The Voice, The Voice Kids features the same thrilling blind auditions and electrifying […]

MIPTV round-up: Protagonist launches ‘The Kings’ for global sales; David Beckham preps biography project; ViacomCBS strikes format deals

Protagonist launches ‘The Kings’ for global sales UK-based distributor Protagonist Pictures is launching global sales of Box To Box Film’s boxing docuseries The Kings at MIPTV this week. The four-part series, made by Box To Box in association with Ingenious Media was directed by Mat Whitecross (The Road To Guantánamo) and produced by James Gay-Rees […]