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Keshet Intl acquires Munich-based Tresor TV Productions

MUMBAI: Keshet International (KI) has acquired Munich-based production company Tresor TV Produktions as it seeks to expand its production footprint in Europe.

Founded in 1992, Tresor is a German independent production company, known for its flair in producing reality, factual entertainment and variety shows.

Specialists in acquiring international IP rights for many years, Tresor has produced successful local versions of the popular formats ‘Top Model’, ‘Popstars’, ‘Supernanny’, ‘Survivor’, ‘DIY SOS’ and most recently ‘Ewige Helden’ (Eternal Glory), which has just aired its second season on Vox.

The acquisition will see KI develop a strategy to accelerate Tresor’s growth and support its next phase of expansion. Building on its track record as a trusted non-scripted producer, Tresor and KI will create a new scripted division, capitalising on KI’s rich scripted catalogue of programming including ‘Prisoners of War’ and ‘The A Word’. Tresor will continue to adapt third party formats and develop original non-scripted IP.

The deal is the latest step in a stream of wider global expansion and content diversification for KI, following the recent announcement that it will move into kids’ content distribution with Ananay Communications Group. Earlier this year KI opened a Mexican subsidiary, Keshet MX, joining Hong Kong-based Keshet Asia, which opened in October 2015 and KI’s well-established LA and London operations, Keshet Studios and Keshet UK.

Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman said, “The acquisition of Tresor marks a new frontier for KI as we enter our next phase of global growth. We want to thank Holger Roost Macias for his leadership and legacy, which made Tresor such an attractive prospect for us.”