Weit Media

Asacha Media’s Picomedia & Banijay’s WeiT unveil Italian-Russian drama ‘Kurgan’

Asacha Media Group (AMG)’s Picomedia in Italy and Banijay’s WeiT Media in Russia have joined forces on a new scripted co-production that explores the true story of a boy who travels to Siberia to receive pioneering medical treatment. Kurgan is set during the Cold War in 1982 and begins in Northern Italy, where a 14-year-old […]

Russia’s NTV returns to ‘Fear Factor’ with Banijay’s WeiT Media

Russian broadcaster NTV is returning to Fear Factor, 16 years after the show last aired in the country. The format, which was created by Endemol Shine Netherlands, is being produced by Banijay’s Russian prodco WeiT Media and will be hosted by singer Anatoliy Tsoy. It last aired on NTV in 2005. The new 8 x […]

Endemol Shine’s Gold shines in Russia

Russian broadcaster Rossiya 1 has bought a pair of Endemol Shine formats, Gold of a Nation and Everybody Dance! WeiT Media, Endemol Shine Group’s Moscow based prodco struck the deals and will make local versions of the shows for the Russian free TV channel. Gold of Nation pitches young science geniuses against one another in […]

New CEO for Endemol Shine’s Russian prodco

The long-serving CEO of Endemol Shine Group-controlled WeiT Media has left the Russian producer for a major local channel, with a new chief exec installed from within. Timur Weistein has exited to become general producer at NTV, with the former incumbent, Danila Sharapov, in turn leaving his post. Weinstein’s exit has triggered Yulia Sumacheva’s promotion […]

Russian net says I Can Do That!

Russian channel Rossiya 1 has commissioned a local version of Armoza Formats’ studio entertainment show I Can Do That!. Endemol-backed Weit Media has taken the local version into production, with a primetime 5pm-8pm slot lined up for Sunday, October 12. Russian singer Timur Rodriguez will present the show, while sportscaster Vladimir Stognienko will host and […]

Endemol cuts Russian Hot in Cleveland format deal

Endemol has inked a deal for a Russian version of its hit comedy series Hot in Cleveland and the local adaptation will roll out later this month, TBI can reveal. Channel One, the country’s largest free-to-air broadcaster, will air the Russian Hot in Cleveland and it will debut on Monday, July 29. Endemol confirmed the […]

Raft of deals for Prisoners of War, the drama that inspired Homeland

Keshet International has sold the scripted format rights to Prisoners of War, the drama that was the basis for Homeland, to Weit Media, which will make a local Russian version of the format. The programme sales arm of Israeli broadcaster has also sold the original Israeli version of the drama, Prisoners of War, to SBS. […]