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New Bake Off format deals

Czech pubcaster CT has ordered a local version of the popular Bake Off format. The new version of the baking competition format will run to ten episodes and the green light means the format has been licensed to 25 countries in all. In the UK, the series is switching from the BBC to Channel 4, […]

Singing Bee returning to old haunts

Much-travelled karaoke format The Singing Bee is heading back into Romania and Indonesia after almost a decade away from both. The deals to bring the show to Antena TV in Romania and RCTI in Indonesia comes as the resurgence of several classic gameshows continues. Antena is planning new primetime episodes for the show, which first […]

Euro channels add I’m a Celebrity

Denmark and Romania are the latest territories getting a local version of ITV Studios format I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. TV3 in Denmark has commissioned local ITVS prodco United to create a local version of the reality competition format in which celebrities live in a jungle camp. It will be known as […]

BBCWW cuts first Tumble deals

Romania has become the first country to buy the Tumble gymnastics format. BBC Worldwide launched the show at MIPCOM and CME Programming has now acquired the show for its free-to-air Romanian channel Pro TV. The UK version of Tumble, the shiny-floor show in which celebrities are trained in gymnastic disciplines, counts Romanian star gymnast Nadia […]

Antena tuned to Romanian TV

The Romanian TV market is ultra-competitive with numerous channels vying for ratings and a slice of the modest ad revenues available. Antena Group CEO Sorin Alexandrescu tells Stewart Clarke about his plan for the locally-owned broadcaster to overtake US-backed CME in the battle for eyeballs and about the challenges facing the country’s television sector. Seated […]

Sarbu plans new content business backed by CME investment

The president and CEO of Central European Media Enterprises (CME), Adrian Sarbu, has resigned after nearly two decades at the company to set up a content business that CME plans to invest in. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, CME said that Sarbu intends to develop the content business next year […]

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, […]