Hungary’s Mediavivantis, Vivacom Bulgaria, Romania’s ProTV, Polish TV channels Stopklatka and TVS as well as Pickbox Croatia and Balkans have acquired a range of scripted content from ZDF Studios’ catalogue.
Mediavivantis in Hungary, with its pay-TV channels Life TV and Ozone TV, has licensed a number of romantic movies including titles from the Rosamunde Pilcher Collection. The popular series, filmed in Cornwall, are based on Pilcher’s novels which have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Vivacom, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Bulgaria, snapped up The Window and hospital drama Dr. Klein for its pay-TV channel. The Window, a thriller set in the world of professional football, was created by BAFTA and International Emmy Award-winning screenwriter James Payne (The Musketeers, Hooten & the Lady, Mr Selfridge).
ProTV’s Romanian free-TV channel Acasa and regional Polish free-TV channel TVS have both acquired a selection of Rosamunde Pilcher movies with the latter also taking titles from the Inga Lindström Collection and The Dream Voyage Collection (pictured). Sweden provides the backdrop for the Inga Lindström Collection while The Dream Voyage Collection takes viewers to some of the world’s most desired holiday spots.
Pickbox, with SVOD and pay-TV services in Croatia and the Balkans, has licensed eight movies from Reel One Entertainment’s catalogue which is distributed by ZDF Studios. Reel One is a Canadian producer of thrillers and romance movies.
Polish free-TV film and series channel Stopklatka, owned by Kino Polska Group, whose major shareholder is SPI International, will be offering its viewers SOKO Vienna. The drama series is part of the SOKO franchise revolving around a special police task force responsible for fighting crimes committed in and around the Austrian capital.