Formats

Shine International sells seven formats in CEE

Broadcasters in Russia, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Poland are among the buyers for such formats as Tough Love, Identity and Date My Mom.
July 21, 2011

Shine International, the international sales and distribution arm of Shine Group, has sold seven of its formats to broadcasters throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

TET TV in Ukraine has commissioned local formats of Tough Love and Date My Mom, while the region’s New Channel has re-commissioned Identity. TNT Russia has re-commissioned the latter series for a 10th season, and a version of Style by Jury, to be produced by SF Productions, will also be heading to Russia.

Elsewhere, FTV Prima in the Czech Republic has re-commissioned Single Moms, and Poland’s Polsat has commissioned a second season of its top-rated Must Be the Music.

Shine International is also planning for additional launches of its MasterChef format in Romania and Ukraine for later this year.

“With the strength of the format market in the region, Central and Eastern Europe remains a key focus for Shine International in 2011,” said Lisa Higginson, manager of international distribution for Shine International.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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