Thursday, February 05, 2004

Bosnian Television Boom?

It seems that movie and television industry in at least one republic of former Yugoslavia is catching on modern media trends. At least this is the impression given by projects launched in past years that were unimaginable only few years ago.

Bosnian FTV television, together with still unknown Serbian company, is going to produce so far the most ambitious TV show after the collapse of former Yugoslavia. Crna hronika is the name of crime drama which is going to have at least 220 episodes. The cast would include some notable names from neighbouring countries – Ivo Gregurević (Ivo Gregurevic) of Croatia and Dragan Bjelogrlić (Dragan Bjelogrlic) and Ljubiša Samardžić (Ljubisa Samardzic). First episode is scheduled to be aired on FTV on September 27th.

This isn't first such project by FTV. Viza za budućnost (Viza za buducnost) is Bosnian soap opera which airs on FTV and also includes cast from neighbouring countries.

Recently ended Story Supernova Music Talents show was also aired across borders of Croatia (with Croatian viewers being able to watch Bosnian version in return), and there were talks about Croatian Nova TV, Slovenian Pop TV and Bosnian OBN jointly creating their own soap opera. Other speculations talk about Serbian Pink TV or BK becoming involved too.


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