Planet TV


Twofour scores first Slovenian format deal

Twofour has sold ski-jumping format The Jump to a Slovenia network, with plans to build a production hub in country for other east Europe remakes. Antenna Group’s Planet TV has acquired local rights to the format, which UK-based Twofour and GroupM Entertainment own. A 30x60mins series is set to air later this year, with Twofour […]

Sony buys Turkish channels group

Sony Pictures Television has taken a majority stake in Turkey-based channels group Planet TV. Pending regulatory clearance, SPT will own four Turkish free-to-air channels. These comprise drama and telenovela net Planet Pembe, Turkish movie net Planet Turk, cooking channel Planet Mutfak and Planet Cocuk, which focuses on local kid TV programming. SPT has formed a […]

Formats remain in focus as DRG drops label

DRG has discontinued its DRG Formats label, but the Nice Entertainment Group distributor remains a player in the remakes genre as a batch of new international deals demonstrate. DRG’s finished and format catalogues were merged into one at MIPCOM in October, and a spokesperson today confirmed to TBI the DRG Formats moniker had been dropped. […]

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 format deals for Endemol

Endemol has sold its Next One and Unbeatable (pictured) formats into the CEE region for the first time. Ukrainian broadcaster Novy Channel has picked up Unbeatable – a new game show where contestants with distinctive skills have to face their toughest opponents. The 13 episode series will launch autumn 2014. High speed general knowledge show […]