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Arte acquires ‘The Pleasure Principle’ from Beta Film

Franco-German network Arte has picked up crime series The Pleasure Principle from Germany’s Beta Film. The 10 x 60-minute series was produced by Apple Film Production in co-production with Canal+ Poland, Czech TV and the Ukraine’s Star Media and was directed by Dariusz Jablonski (Photographer). The show revolves around the murder of three young women […]

Red Arrow spies Russian Mata Hari deal

Red Arrow International has snagged the worldwide rights to a Russian drama about the exotic dancer and spy Mata Hari. The series, Mata Hari, is produced by Star Media for Russian free TV station Channel One. Red Arrow, part of the German ProSiebenSat.1 group, will launch an English-language version at MIPCOM. The cast of the […]

Russian channel to adapt NZ Cult drama

State broadcaster Rossiya 1 has commissioned a Russian version of Kiwi mystery drama The Cult. The VGTRK-owned channel has ordered local prodco Star Media to produce a 13-part Russian-language version of the scripted format, which UK-based DRG sells on the international market. The original series, which Great Southern Television produced for New Zealand’s pubcaster TVNZ, […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]