Ren TV

More.TV & REN TV order Russian adaptation of Israeli drama ‘Your Honor’

Russian streaming service More.TV and FTA network REN TV have commissioned a local adaptation of the Israeli crime drama Kvodo (aka Your Honor). Kiev-and-Moscow-based Star Media has begun principal photography on the eight-part series, based upon the orginal series created by Shlomo Mashiach (The Beauty Queen Of Jerusalem) and Ron Ninio for Yes TV in […]

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 […]

Pact embarks on Russia mission amid tension, ad ban fears

UK producers association Pact will go ahead with a three-day trip to Russia amid political tensions between the country and the West and concerns an upcoming advertising ban could impact channels’ programming plans. Pact enables its members connect with broadcasters and fellow production companies internationally with missions to trade fairs, including MIPCOM, and to countries […]

Gran Plan unveiled in Finland, Russia

Armoza Formats’ cross-generational format The Gran Plan is being remade in Finland and Russia. Finland’s MTV3 has partnered with Banijay Finland to create a local primetime remake with an “all-star golden girl cast”. The network has already run Armoza’s Connected, which is into its third season. “After the success of Connected, we’re thrilled to partner […]

Russia sets out House Rules

Russian free-to-air broadcaster Ren TV has commissioned a local version of Red Arrow International’s Australian format House Rules. The reality competition show sees couples hand over keys to their home to other competitors in order to attempt to have their entire mortgages paid off after a complete household renovation. Each week judges score the renovators’ […]

Armoza constructs That’s My House! Deals

Israel-based format producer and distributor Armoza has shopped its fact ent format That’s My House! into Russia and France. Russian free-to-air broadcaster Ren TV has ordered a local version of the show and in France, Resevoir-Prod Groupe, has optioned the show. It was developed by Israel’s Artza Productions and Armoza and won the Formagination pitch […]

Zodiak Media appoints Russia CEO

Zodiak Media has appointed Laurent Saillard as CEO of Zodiak Vostok, its Russian division. Saillard joins the Russian arm of the production and distribution giant from free-to-air broadcaster Ren TV. He has also worked at TV firms including Endemol and Banijay. The CEO position was made vacant last October following the departure of Gennadij Kaganovitj. […]

RTL plans Russia exit

European broadcast giant RTL Group is planning to exit the Russian market after reportedly failing to gain control of leading channel operator National Media Group. Last week, RTL revealed it was exercising a put option to sell the 7.5% stake it owns in NMG. The value of the stake was €81 milion (US$108 million), RTL […]

All3Media agrees TOWIE Spain and raft of scripted reality deals

Spanish producer Mediapro has optioned All3Media’s The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE), paving the way for a local version of the constructed reality format to launch in Spain for the first time. The show airs on ITV2 in the UK (pictured) where it is in its ninth series. A raft of deals for constructed reality […]