‘Dinosaur With Stephen Fry’ among CEE pick-ups in Passion Distribution factual deals

Broadcasters across CEE have acquired more than 160 hours of factual programming, after striking deals with Passion Distribution. In Poland, Polsat has acquired a package of including royal documentary Elizabeth: A Life Through The Lens (1 x 60-minutes) which takes a look back at the reign of Elizabeth II, and how she handled a life […]

Polsat, AMCNI & FTV Prima buy Blue Ant shows as NATPE Budapest enters second day

Polish broadcaster Polsat, AMC Networks International and the Czech Republic’s FTV Prima have picked up shows from Blue Ant International as the second day of NATPE Budapest gets underway. Telewizija Polsat & TV Spektrum has picked up shows including Ice Age: A Frozen World that unravels the hidden secrets of the Ice Age and how […]

Polsat orders local version of Zelenskyy comedy ‘Servant Of The People’

Polsat has commissioned a local adaptation of Servant Of The People, the Ukrainian comedy series that originally starred president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Polot Media is currently in production on the Polish version under the local title of Sługa Narodu. Marcin Hycnar will star as an ordinary man who is unwittingly voted president, while Maciej Bieliński will […]

MIPTV formats round-up – updated throughout the day

Poland opens Talpa’s Hunting Season Polsat’s TV4 has acquired rights to adventure gameshow Hunting Season from Talpa Global. The show – based on the YouTube series of the same name – launched this summer on Talpa’s SBS6 in the Netherlands, with Amazon Prime taking a next day second window. The Polish version will be produced […]

News round-up: Off The Fence takes Auschwitz doc global; EPIX renews ‘Domina’; Rightsline acquires REAL

Off The Fence takes Auschwitz doc global Off The Fence has acquired the documentary series The History Of Auschwitz in 33 Objects for global distribution. Commissioned by Polish broadcaster Polsat and co-produced by Inbornmedia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the 4. 52-minute documentary explores the lesser-known side of the Auschwitz Memorial ­– one of […]

Polsat makes digital originals move

Polish pay and free TV broadcaster Polsat Group has selected the first four film and TV original projects to come out of its Cyfrowa Strefa Twórców (Digital Zone) project. Polsat said it that over 250 pitches for films and TV series had been made under the Cyfrowa Strefa Twórców initiative, a digital platform designed and […]

Talpa sends Superkids to Poland

Polish broadcaster Polsat has ordered a local version of kids talent series Superkids. The show launched on free-to-air channel RTL4 in the Netherlands earlier this year, winning a 25% share in the 20-49s in its Friday night slot. In the series children aged 6-14 compete to be named the country’s most talented kid across various […]