Leading distributor Zodiak Rights, part of the Banijay Group, has licensed a large quantity of its successful formats and finished programming across the CEE region ahead of next week’s NATPE Budapest market, it was announced today by Tim Mutimer, CEO Zodiak Rights.
Launching later this year on Friday TV in Russia and produced by Mastiff Russia (a Banijay Group company) is global phenomenon and perennial entertainment favourite Wife Swap. Wife Swap continues to be a hit in Romania (Prima), Ukraine (1+1), Slovakia (Markiza) and the Czech Republic (Nova), with TV2 Hungary acquiring a package which includes all seasons of the finished UK version of the format.
Also coming soon to Friday TV in Russia, after a successful launch on Novy in Ukraine earlier this year with a second season already commissioned, is the ultimate test of good manners in primetime reality makeover format Ladette to Lady. Prima in the Czech Republic has licensed legendary adventure gameshow Fort Boyard for production later in 2016. Studio-based entertainment format and extreme singing challenge Killer Karaoke is heading to TV2 in Hungary.
Compelling supernatural hit series Psychic Challenge, already a long-running success in Russia (TNT, 17 seasons) and Ukraine (STB, 16 seasons), will shortly launch on TV3 in Estonia.