Cannes, 15 April,
ZONE VISION LAUNCHES REALITY TV IN ROMANIA
Channel rolled out to ten new territories
Zone Vision, the London-based thematic
channel producer and distributor, continues roll out of
its audience-grabbing Reality TV channel (a joint venture
with UPCtv) signing a deal with Romania Cable Systems (RCS)
to launch the channel in the country later this month.
The platform is the second largest in Romania
with over 250,000 subscribers. Reality TV's mix of action-packed,
adrenaline and emotion-filled programming will be available
24 hours, seven days a week, in a local-language version
to cable subscribers of RCS's basic tier of channels.
The RCS agreement follows hot on the heels
of a raft of deals for the popular channel. This year alone,
Zone Vision has launched Reality TV in ten new territories
including the Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and
in Poland on new platform Cyfra +, a joint venture between
Canal Plus and UPC.
Reality TV now boasts a subscribership of
above 10 million and is screened in around 100 countries
across Europe, Africa and the Middle East with plans to
roll the channel out to additional territories later this
Chris Wronski, President of Zone Vision
said: "Reality TV is enormously popular with audiences
and we are delighted with its success. We have rolled out
the channel to a number of countries in Europe this year
with further worldwide deals in the pipeline. We aim to
make Reality TV the number one brand for real-life, action-packed
There is new, emotion-filled and hard-hitting
programming lined up for Reality TV in April. Headlining
the schedule is Cheaters, an investigative show designed
to strike fear into the hearts of those who lead a double
life and cheat on their partners and thrilling new series
Eye of the Storm, which features some of the most violent
weather footage ever filmed.
Also in April, the cream of the LA County
Sheriff's Department return to Reality TV in LA Air 5. Audiences
can witness how they deal with the aftermath of extreme
situations from explosions and bloody accidents, to freeing
hostages and pursuing criminals. Critical Moments 2 goes
further afield, covering the entire USA, to bring footage
of emergency response teams in action.
Reality TV shows that life under the media
spotlight is not all fun and games. Some celebrities have
learnt the hard way that they're subject to the same laws
as the rest of us and each episode of new series Hollywood
and Crime focuses on a star who has fallen foul of the law
and had to face the consequences.
In addition the April schedule continues
with old favourites like Coppers, Outrageous Vacation Videos
and Chef's School and there are brand new episodes of Little
Miracles, Curtis Court and Weird Wheels.