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MTG offloads stake in TV Prima

Modern Times Group has sold its 50% shareholding in Czech free-to-air broadcaster Prima, with plans to invest further in “digital transformation”. Announcing the sale, Nordic free and pay TV broadcaster MTG said it is considering using the proceeds to increase its ownership in Germany-based online games developer InnoGames from 21% to 51%. The sale means MTG is […]

CEE nets detect ITV Studios crime series

Broadcasters in Russia and Lithuania have secured major package deals totaling 164 hours of detective dramas with distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Russia’s TV Centre has bought a 48-hour package comprising the thirteenth and final series of Agatha Christie’s Poirot; season six of Agatha Christie’s Marple; and the three most recent seasons of Lewis, all […]

FremantleMedia bags pre-NATPE deals

FremantleMedia International has sold shows in genres ranging from Jamie Oliver titles to scripted dramas to broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe. Czech Republic channel Prima has gone for a package deal totaling 300 hours including the Nigel Marvin-fronted 6x60mins Untamed China, CGI doc Titanoboa: Monster Snake, 8x60mins historical series Rome Unwrapped and Egypt Unwrapped, […]

Breakthrough seals pre-NATPE deals

Producer and distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has finalised programming deals with several broadcasters in the Central and Eastern Europe region ahead of the NATPE programming market in Budapest next week. In Poland pay TV operartor Canal+ Cyfrowy has acquired four-part doc The Sacred Balance, based on the eponymous book. Polsat has bought My Really Cool Leg, […]

Sony’s AXN lands Power’s Air Force One

UK-based distributor Power has sold its action show Air Force One is Down to AXN. Sony Pictures Television’s male-skewed channel has acquired the 2x120mins show for AXN in South Korea, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The two-parter follows the hijacked of Air Force One by rogue Serbian militants and stars Jeremy Sisto (Law and Order) and […]