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Parthenon Entertainment sells factual into Eastern Europe

MIPTV brought about robust sales for Parthenon Entertainment's factual titles, with some 85 hours of programming sold to Eastern European broadcasters.
April 12, 2011

MIPTV brought about robust sales for Parthenon Entertainment’s children’s and factual titles, with some 85 hours of programming sold to Eastern European broadcasters.

ORIGO TV Hungary acquired a 22 and a half hour package for its Ozone Network, while Inter TV Ukraine acquired 24 hours of programming, including Science Exposed (12 x 60′ HD) and Generals at War (6 x 60′ HD).

Latvia’s main public broadcaster, LTV Latvia, acquired an 11 hour package deal and Estonia’s main public broadcaster, ETV Estonia, licensed an eight hour package. The key titles include Wild Baltic (1 x 60′ HD), Men who Swim (1 x60′), and Frogs: The Thin Green Line (1 x 60′ HD, pictured above).

Lastly Discovery Historia Poland acquired a five hour package, including First Pompeii (1 x 60′). Mirjam Muetzel, who was recently promoted to head of sales Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia at Parthenon Entertainment, said: “This is further proof that Eastern Europe is still an area for growth in TV sales. It also demonstrates that quality programming is of interest to new as well as more established broadcasters.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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