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The Happening Group founders of DISCOP - an annual programming market for Central and East European TV outlets - has joined forces with Moscow's Teleshow TV. The partnership will not affect this year's DISCOP, which will be hosted by THG in...
March 1, 2000

The Happening Group founders of DISCOP – an annual programming market for Central and East European TV outlets – has joined forces with Moscow’s Teleshow TV. The partnership will not affect this year’s DISCOP, which will be hosted by THG in Budapest from June 20 to July 1, but the 2001 market will move to Moscow, according to a report from Variety. This year’s Teleshow will be a combined event with THG, held in the Russian capital May 17 to 19

Australia’s Beyond International is involved in a rumored US$30 million coproduction deal with Germany’s Medienbeteiligungs und Produktions Gesellschaft. The deal will produce 150 hours of programming over the next four years, with Beyond retaining international distribution rights

Granada has acquired a 9.1% stake of Australia’s Seven Network, a purchase reported to be worth US$91 million. The two entities have also announced a joint venture effort which will see the creation of the largest Aussie prodco

L.A.-based distrib Rive Gauche has signed a 25-hour output deal with Spain’s Antena Tres

The Hearst Corp. has launched its first channel based on the women’s magazine, Cosmopolitan. Cosmopolitan TV opened into the Spanish and Portuguese markets March 1

CourtTV has been given exclusive access to the trial for Amando Diallo, who was shot 19 times by New York City police officers last February

Production of Discovery News in the U.S. has shifted to NBC from ABC

Stockholm-based Subtitling and Dubbing International has consolidated its worldwide activities under the new banner of SDI Media

Aldabra Productions, a new production company, has been founded by Andrea Maggi, five-year veteran of Italian prodco Paneikon

The Extreme Sports Channel (a joint venture between X-Dream International and UPC in the U.K.) has begun advertising on ski lift poles at the most popular slopes in Austria

Granada’s wholly-owned German subsidiary, Granada Produktion för Film und Fernsehen has launched operations in Berlin and Cologne

The Travel Channel may soon be in a mall near you with its seven-city marketing tour. The 4,000 square foot Travel Channel Adventure Zone is intended to increase its brand awareness and drive ancillary business for local operators

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