On May 18, TASS held an online press conference about Key Buyers Event: Digital Edition, an international online market for audio and visual Russian media content.
The first online version of the event will be held from June 8 to 14, 2020. It is organised by Ruskino with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow. Buyers from 40 countries have already confirmed their participation, including the largest distributors RTL, AMC Networks, Mars CGV, Wild Bunch, Beta Film, Koch Media, Iqiyi and others.
At the conference, industry representatives talked about how the first online market of Russian content will work, which project categories will be presented to international buyers and producers as part of the market’s business and cultural programs.
NTV will make a presentation at the market, in which it will present more than 10 projects in three areas: Work in progress, Ready made and Premiere. The television channel will also present its flagship projects, including more than 10 new action-packed series. One of these is the crime drama Rikoshet (Ricochet). The series’ online premiere took place on March 30 as part of the prestigious international program of MIPTV’s Drama Buyers Summit, where the crime drama was the only Russian project represented. A special screening of the series will be held as part of Key Buyers Event: digital edition. NTV will also premiere its historical series Bezsonov, and present existing popular television formats Ty Super! (You are Super!) and Secret na Million (A Secret Worth a Million).