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Keshet InternationaL Closes Raft Of Deals In CEE

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Keshet International has closed a flurry of deals throughout CEE for both its scripted and non-scripted formats and premium finished drama.

It has licensed 140 episodes of the International Emmy®-winning “buddy” comedy Traffic Light to TV3 (MTG) in Lithuania to air as a stripped (Monday – Thursday) daily comedy. The deal builds on the success of the Russian version of the show, 10 seasons of which have been commissioned to date totalling 200 episodes. A Chinese adaptation Traffic Light (Huace Croton) is also in development.

Additionally the SVOD platform Pickbox, which is available in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Montenegro has picked up two seasons of the award-winning best seller Prisoners of War (10 x 55’, 14 x 45’) and the critically acclaimed Croatian crime drama The Paper (12 x 50’). The Paper has also been acquired by the public broadcasters RTV in Slovenia and TV Vijesti in Montenegro.

The variety game show Who’s on Top has been licensed by Pink for Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro and is currently in pre-production. Who’s on Top has previously been licensed by RCTI in Indonesia.

Paula Cohen McHarg, Senior Sales Manager for CEE, CIS and Africa at Keshet International said, “KI is becoming increasingly more sensitive to the needs and demands of the CEE content industry – as evidenced in part by our strategic acquisition of The Paper – and I’m pleased to see that our universal formats and high quality finished shows are even more able than ever to cater to the tastes of the region.  Whether its laugh out loud comedy or gripping drama, we can provide exactly what’s needed to put viewers on the edge of their seats.”

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