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Russia’s original output dips 12%

Locally-produced programming premiering on Russia’s seven biggest TV channels dipped 12% last year, new research shows. KVG Research’s annual report on the Russian TV market showed Channel One, Russia 1, NTV, CTC, TNT, St. Petersburg TV and Ren TV broadcasted a combined 9,400 hours of new original Russian content in 2015. This figure does not […]

Russian TV production falls

The number of original series on Russian TV fell by 12% last year as the economy suffered and sports programming took prominence. Data from KVG Research shows the number of new, original Russia-originated content across the major channels in the country was 10,600 in 2014, a 12% decline year-on-year. KVG said: “The decline of the […]

Russian net dives in for Banijay format

A Russian broadcaster has become the latest to licence Banijay International’s celebrity diving format Stars in Danger: The High Dive. National free-to-air nationwide net Channel One will get an 8x60min run of the entertainment format, with Russian producer Red Square already in production for a primetime broadcast later this month. Ilya Krivitsky, CEO, Red Square […]