Local Versions of Match & Einstein Set for CEE


Red Arrow Studios International has secured scripted format sales for Match and Einstein across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

Match is a comedy series originally produced by Ape and Bjørn for NRK Norway. It was commissioned for a local-language remake by free-to-air broadcaster Pro Plus in Slovenia for its channels and platform Voyo. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, FilmBrigade is adapting the series for Mall TV, the new VOD service from e-commerce platform Mall Group, which launches this fall.

Meanwhile, the crime procedural Einstein was originally created and produced by Zeitsprung Pictures for Germany’s SAT.1. Scripted format rights were secured by commercial broadcaster FTV Prima in the Czech Republic, with Sirena on board as production partner.

Bo Stehmeier, the senior VP of global sales at Red Arrow Studios International, said, “Red Arrow prides itself on delivering programming that will resonate with audiences around the world, and these latest deals highlight the strength of scripted formats on our slate. The demand for scripted remakes in Central and Eastern Europe is booming and I am delighted that our new scripted shows are proving a hit with broadcasters and audiences.”