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English-language drama replaced by local originals as demand ramps up

English-language drama is increasingly being replaced by local-language scripted series as demand for domestic content soars, according to a panel here at NEM Dubrovnik. The growing importance of scripted originals was outlined in successive sessions, with RTL Hungary’s deputy CEO & director of programming Peter Kolosi outlining how his company is now looking to produce […]

Antenna buys Serbian broadcaster

Greece-based Antenna Group has acquired a controlling stake in Serbian free-to-air broadcaster B92. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it means B92 will sit alongside Antenna’s free TV, pay TV, radio, television distribution, magazine, publishing, music, digital, telecoms and educational assets. B92 is a news-focused general television channel, which recorded the highest […]

Antenna makes it Raine with strategic deal

Greece-based broadcaster Antenna Group has entered into a wide-ranging strategic partnership with media-focused merchant bank The Raine Group. The venture will see the pair explore joint initiatives to “pursue growth opportunities in new entertainment formats, emerging technology platforms, content rights and production assets”. Antenna will also become US-based Raine’s strategic partner in Europe. This closely […]

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 […]