Olympusat, one of the largest media holdings in the United States and Latin America, acquired the rights to six TV series produced by the KIT Film Studio (part of the KIT GPM as part of the Gazprom-Media media holding) commissioned by the NTV channel. The package of the deal included the action-packed detectives "Zhivoy" and "Consultant" with Kirill Kyaro in the title role; the thriller "Dead by 99%", in which played Alexei Chadov, the historical detective "Rostov" with Artur Smolyaninov and Ivan Okhlobystin, telling about the confrontation between crime and the Soviet criminal investigation department; an adventure series about a fire station "Line of Fire" and a story about the exploits of a former sapper "Living Mine".
Olympusat bought the rights to show projects on the Internet, as well as to broadcast them on Pay TV in the United States and all Latin American countries. In particular, the series will be available to subscribers of the new AVOD platform - Free TV, which was launched in May 2020.
Rafael Minasbekyan, General Director of GPM KIT Group of Companies
general producer of the series: “For the KIT Group of Companies, the expansion of Russian content to international markets has always been one of the priority strategic tasks. We are very proud that the series and feature films we create are becoming more and more in demand abroad every year. This success is not only our merit, but evidence of the development of the entire domestic film industry. I hope that we will continue to be able to create projects that set records not only in the Russian market, but also win the interest of viewers all over the world. This is the only way we will be able to create an objectively competitive product”.
Janik Fayziev, General Director of KIT Film Studio, General Producer of Series: “Over the years of working together with NTV, we have developed a very creative and productive relationship. We are terribly proud that the six projects that the Olympusat media holding acquired for broadcasting in America were born in the bowels of the KIT Film Studio and were highly praised by NTV CEO Alexei Zemsky and the TV company's general producer Timur Vainshtein. Separately, I congratulate our colleagues on a successful deal and thank them for the joint fruitful cooperation. I believe that it will continue in the future just as successfully."
All the series, collected in the package of the deal, showed high shares of TV viewing on NTV. In addition to the success of the audience, the story of the criminalist psychologist "Consultant" and the historical detective story "Rostov" were awarded prestigious industrial awards.
Sergey Bagirov, Deputy General Director of the KIT Film Studio, TV series producer: “We are certainly proud that in each broadcast TV season we manage to create together with NTV action-packed event projects such as Consultant, Rostov, Zhivaya Mina and many others who always "respond" to the Russian audience. Soon our series will be shown in Latin America and the USA - we hope that in the new territory for us we will find our viewer and will be able to repeat the broadcast success!"