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ProSieben strikes OTT deal with Zattoo

Switzerland-based linear and on-demand OTT TV service Zattoo has struck a deal with ProSiebenSat.1 to include an extended range of content from the German broadcaster in its offering. In addition to its existing offering of six linear channels from the commercial broadcaster, Zattoo will now provide a wide number of titles on demand as well […]

Germany to visit The Island

German broadcaster ProSieben has ordered its own version of survivalist format The Island. Endemol Shine Germany will produce the show, with filming beginning this summer, ahead of broadcast on the free-to-air channel. The format originated in the UK, where Endemol Shine Group’s Shine TV and Bear Grylls Ventures produced it for Channel 4. There have […]

Axel Springer: ‘ProSieben merger speculation unfounded’

German publisher Axel Springer said that speculation it could relinquish control over its business was “completely unfounded” after the Wall Street Journal reported it is in merger talks with ProSiebenSat.1 The WSJ reported yesterday that the German broadcaster and publishing companies are in early stage talks about merging their businesses – in a move that […]

Popstars makes a German comeback

RTL II has ordered a local version of Popstars, one of the first wave of pop reality competition shows. The show originally went out on RTL2 in 2000 and ran for two seasons and the German free-to-air broadcaster has now brought it back. The German show will be produced by Banijay-owned prodco Brainpool and the […]

German’s n-tv enters Battle Factory

German channel n-tv has bought Yap Films-produced military gear series Battle Factory from distributor Cineflix Rights. The 14x30mins series (pictured) looks into the world of military and frontline gear factories. It will be joined on the n-tv schedule by 1x60mins Waddell Media special Hitler the Junkie. Meanwhile, Cineflix has sold WWII’s Greatest Raids to N24, […]

Broadcasters buy controversial marriage format

A raft of broadcasters have acquired the US version of Married at First Sight, the controversial reality TV format in which total strangers are matched up by a team of experts and then wed upon their first meeting. The couples then live together for six weeks before deciding whether to remain married or go their […]

News brief: Thai prodco wants to Keep Your Light Shining

The deals are continuing for Turkish singing competition format Keep Your Light Shining. Thailand’s Content LAB, which part of the JSL Global Media Group, has licensed the format and is planning to launch the show in the fourth quarter of this year. Producer Gavin Wood is executive producing the project. Keep You Light Shining distributor […]

News brief: Ukraine spotlights Keep Your Light Shining

A Ukrainian broadcaster is getting a local remake of Global Agency-sold format Keep Your Light Shining. Channel Ukraine will air a 13-episode series of the singing competition format, in which prospective contestants stand in a circle in darkness waiting to be given a few seconds to sing and win over judges and a studio audience. […]

News brief: ProSieben cuts Timber Kings deal

German channel ProSieben has acquired Paperny Entertainment-produced unscripted series Timber Kings from Passion Distribution. The 10x60mins series will go out on the ProSiebenMaxx channel and VOD platform Maxdome along with another new Passion show, season two of Weather Channel series Prospectors. Passion has also made other deals in Germany. It has sold 53 hours to […]

Cloud OTT service Magine launches in Germany

Magine, the cloud-based over-the-top TV service, has launched in Germany. It has been in beta test mode in the country with SAT.1, ProSieben, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx channels all carried on the service. RTL and RTL II will be available on the full commercial service as well as Bloomberg TV, Al […]