Television

Prisoners of War sells into Asia

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/02/20/keshet_international.jpg?itok=4epriPcg

MUMBAI: Keshet International, the global distribution arm of Keshet Media Group, has sold its successful drama Prisoners of War, on which Emmy® Award winner Homeland is based, to Korea’s Star J Entertainment, marking its entry to a fourth continent worldwide.

 

The local adaptation of the show will be produced in partnership by Youngbeom Jeong, Sebastian Lee and Teddy Zee, Nam-gil Kim is also attached to star. He is best known for his role of Bidam in the hit Korean drama Queen Seondeokand stars in the film Pirates: The Bandit goes to the Seathat will be released later this year.

 

Prisoners of Warscooped the top prize at the Seoul International Drama Awards in September 2013 beating its US adaptation Homeland, the eighth season of US series House and several other high profile international dramas for the Grand Jury Prize.

 

Keshet Internationalhas enjoyed unprecedented international success with Prisoners of War having brokered deals for local adaptations in territories like Russia (WeitMedia), Turkey (Medyapim) and the US (Fox21 and Showtime - Homeland). The finished show has sold to more than 20 territories including the UK (Sky Arts), Australia (SBS), Brazil (Globosat), Arte (German and French-speaking Europe) and Norway (NRK). Prisoners of War is also available on several streaming and VOD platforms such as Hulu, Netflix Scandinavia, Universal Pictures German-speaking Europe and iTunes Canada as well as through a range of physical DVD partners worldwide.



In 2012 author Stephen King included Hatufim (season one) at number 8 in his top 10 TV shows of the year.* In 2013 The New York Times placed Hatufim (season two) at number 2 in its top 12 TV shows of the year.**  



Teddy Zee, Hollywood-based producer and former studio executive, said “We believe that the ongoing conflict between South Korea and North Korea makes the adaptation of Prisoners of Warespecially compelling and timely.”



Sebastian Lee, producer, co-founder of EnterMedia Contents and international consultant for ABC Networks added, “With this cooperation with Keshet, we hope to expand the influence of the so-called Korean Wave in Asia and beyond.”



Alon Shtruzman, CEO Keshet International, said, “We are very excited about the first Asian adaptation of Prisoners of War, I look forward to seeing how the Koreans interpret this incrediblestory. It’s a gem in our portfolio which is continuously evolving and extending its lifecycle internationally.”



Youngbeom Jeong, CEO of Star J Entertainment shared, “This production represents a dream come true for my partner and client Nam-gil Kim.”

 

Prisoners of War follows two soldiers as they attempt to re-adjust to their lives after returning home from captivity for 17 years. In addition to their personal struggles, it becomes clear that there is a profound secret that the two are keeping from everyone. The first season was the highest-rated drama of the year in Israel in 2011, achieving a 37% share (HH). Season two launched on Keshet Channel 2 in 2012, and scored a 40% average share, making it the most viewed drama of the year and peaking with an incredible 47.9% audience share during the season two finale.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/Bomanbridge.jpg?itok=-F0FYgM0
CNN, EBS & Discovery buy factual programmes from Bomanbridge

MUMBAI: Bomanbridge Media, a Singapore-based content distribution and production agency , has announced sale of several significant factual programmes in the Asian region, including deals with Discovery Asia, EBS South Korea, and CNN Southeast Asia.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/GRB%20Entertainment-800x800.jpg?itok=Ts-XG-1q
Discovery acquires 'Untold Stories' & 'Cleveland Hustles' from GRB

MUMBAI: GRB Entertainment has announced sale to Discovery of their Latin America and US Hispanic channels. Both picked up several seasons of long-running GRB-produced medical show Untold Stories of the E.R. and Discovery Latin America acquired the new LeBron James series, Cleveland Hustles. Untold...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/DD2-800x800.jpg?itok=rlKSJPwO
N-E programmes can be submitted for DD Arunprabha till 31 Jan

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has extended to the end of this month the final date for receiving proposals for commissioned programmes in seven different categories for its new DD Arunprabha channel being launched for north-eastern states. The proposals, which were to be submitted by 17 January 2017, can...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/Supriya-Sahu-800x800.jpg?itok=Me0jGeSi
DD to offer 104 channels & MPEG-4 STBs by Mar-end

MUMBAI: Doordarshan is preparing to offer 104 channels by March-end, the pubcaster's director-general Supriya Sahu has said. Also, with the aim of expanding its DTH platform, Doordarshan is actively considering coming out with new set-top boxes having MPEG-4 technology. 'FreeDish', at present, she...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/SONY-Story.jpg?itok=d10I7RwD
Sony targets 9m HD subs & diaspora with youth-focused Rox in Dolby quality

Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) has launched its second channel in music genre. The group has strengthened its position in the Hindi music space bringing in Sony Rox HD, a youth-focused contemporary Hindi music high-definition channel.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/big-ganga.jpg?itok=uF9WcB7n
Big Ganga strengthens weekend programming; four shows planned in Jan

Big Ganga has scheduled the launch four new shows -- Litti-Chokha, Ganga Sankranti, Buddha and Biraha in January.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/Ganesh%20Rajaram-800x800.jpg?itok=tjDzhz58
'Asia's Got Talent' s2 to air on AXN; multi-year deal with FreemantleMedia confirmed

MUMBAI: The search for "Asia's Got Talent" will continue in Season 2 this year after its successful first season in 2015. Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, has finalised terms with FremantleMedia International for the talent show's rights.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/Barkha-Dutt_0.jpg?itok=NrqDV69-
Barkha Dutt bids adieu to NDTV; hints at new venture

NEW DELHI: It’s the season for saying good-byes and starting afresh. It’s now Barkha Dutt’s turn to do so.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/m-k-anand.jpg?itok=NtDCYt2p
Unsponsored 'Remonetise India' simulcast on all Times channels without ads

Times Network, the broadcast arm of the Times Group initiated, ‘Remonetise India - A Citizen's Pledge’, a nationwide crusader campaign, urging Indians to take the next step from demonetization and Pledge for Growth.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories