FremantleMedia announces international adaptation of 'Shortland Street'

MUMBAI: FremantleMedia has announced the launch of Shortland Street in Ukrainian. Locally known as Central Hospital, the drama is the first local format version of the long-running, popular New Zealand daily drama. Licensed to 1+1 by FremantleMedia, the initial series comprises of 60 episodes and launched earlier this month in Ukraine.

FremantleMedia format sales director CIS, Ukraine, Georgia and the Baltic States Anne Kirsipuu said, “The local take on Shortland Street was a high quality adaptation and launched incredibly well. We’re confident that the upcoming storylines will capture the attention of the audiences. With our rich catalogue of scripted formats, we’re looking forward to introducing more local adaptations to the market soon.”

Shortland Street is one of New Zealand’s longest-running prime-time daily dramas, with over 6,000 episodes having been produced since 1992. Set in an Auckland City Hospital, the series follows the complicated personal and professional lives of its staff, family and friends. It is produced by South Pacific Pictures and distributed by FremantleMedia.

Whereas, Central Hospital, already sold as tape to broadcasters in Georgia and Kazakhstan will focus on the life of the young and able surgeon Margarita Sergeevna and the doctors and patients of the fictitious hospital. It was produced by 1+1 Productions.

Latest Reads
SPN India to broadcast Barclays ATP World Tour finals

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) will exclusively broadcast the upcoming ATP events in the month of November. The ATP 1000 Paris Masters will be aired live on Sony ESPN channels and will be streamed live on SonyLIV app and website. The ATP 1000 Paris Masters in Paris will begin on 31 October.

Television TV Channels Sports
Hunt for Zee Business head continues

MUMBAI: Zee Business, an arm of Zee Media Corporation, has seen several transitions in its management this year. The channel was initially headed by Amish Devgan, who decided to move away after serving for 14 years. It was then led by Zee Media Corporation’s then CEO for content Samir Ahluwalia,who...

Television TV Channels People
'King' content will take over monopolistic media entities, says Arnab Goswami

NEW DELHI: The future of news lies in breaking away from the interdependence of politicians and the media on each other.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Animated 'Ramayana' a global Diwali gift on web, mobile

NEW DELHI: Thirty episodes of the animated series Ramayana will be available around the world on the nexGTv web and mobile platforms during Diwali.

Television TV Shows Animation
Sports Minister lauds b'casters, other stakeholders in promoting sports

NEW DELHI: India’s Sports Minister Vijay Goel said on Wednesday that digital media broadcasting will play a critical role in bringing about change in sports broadcasting in India but broadcasters must also focus on how sports as a product is delivered to audiences in rural areas so as to popularise...

Television TV Channels Sports
Know your karma on IBN7 with 'Karm Path'

In an attempt to give its viewers a refreshing start of the day, IBN7 is launching a new show titled Karm Path. Starting 27 October, the show will predict what the day holds. The show is a differentiator in its own genre as it connotes the supremacy of deeds over destiny.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Big Ganga available on Tata Sky now

Big Ganga has strengthened its distribution with DTH service provider Tata Sky.

Television TV Channels Regional
TV is story-teller's new novel; audience is Bharat, not India: Star's Banerjee

MUMBAI: Since five to six years, television has become the talking point. Th series such as 'Breaking Bad' to Transparent to Narcos to 'Game of Thrones' to 24, and now POW (Prisoners of Wars) has changed the experience of television viewing.

Television TV Channels GECs
Star World to air 1-5 of 'Homeland'

Star World and Star World HD is all geared up to air the pulse-pounding action series 'Homeland.' The show tackles geopolitical moral conundrums of our current world. It has recently unveiled the teaser for the upcoming season 6 shows how Carrie Mathison will circumvent around another international...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories