Insight TV set to launch in Poland
Global content creator and TV channel Insight TV is heading to Poland as part of a greater expansion in Europe.
Insight TV will launch on one of Poland’s major cable operators, TOYA, in January. In preparation for the launch, Insight TV has been working with TOYA Studios to localize its content for Polish audiences.
Programming available at launch will include Insight’s unscripted offerings, like Story of Masters and Ghost Chasers: Exploring the Other Side.
Banijay Rights’ formats sent to Southeast Asia
Banijay Rights, the distribution arm of Banijay Group, is sending two of its hit formats to Southeast Asia.
Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (pictured), has been picked up in Myanmar by Forever Group, for broadcast on free-to-air entertainment channel MRTV-4. A total of 240 episodes will broadcast in 2020.
Meanwhile, The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds will head to Chinese video streaming platform Tencent Video. The 8 x 45-minute series is an adaption of the social experiment format originally produced by RDF Television for Channel 4, made by Houghton Street Media in China.
Blue Ant Media launches channels on Africa’s StarTimes
Toronto-headquartered Blue Ant Media is launching two of its premium channels, Love Nature and Smithsonian Channel, in several African territories on StarTimes’ broadcast platforms.
StarTimes viewers across sub-Saharan Africa will have access to Smithsonian in English and Love Nature in English and Portuguese.
Programming on Love Nature includes Big Cat Country (6 x 60 minutes), Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs (5 x 60 minutes), Great Blue Wild (4 x 60 minutes) and Monkey Island (3 x 60 minutes).
Smithsonian’s lineup includes Apollo’s Moon Shot (6 x 60 minutes), First Ladies Revealed (4 x 60 minutes), and Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave (1 x 60 minutes).
RTLZWEI orders Your Wedding – Live! from Redseven Entertainment
German channel RTLZWEI has commissioned Redseven Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, to produce the new event show Deine Hochzeit – Live! (Your Wedding – Live!).
Deine Hochzeit – Live! is the second wedding format that Redseven will produce in Germany, following Hochzeit auf den ersten Blick (Married at First Sight), which has been in production for SAT.1 for more than six years.
The new live format follows couples in real-time on their wedding days, and is set to premiere in prime time in 2020.