MTV Russia Orders Okay-Pop Reality Series

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Viacom and Russian telecom large MTS companion on “Okay-pop MTCamp,” which would be the U.S. leisure firm’s first TV co-production within the nation.

Viacom's MTV Russia has ordered actuality sequence Okay-pop MTCamp, which is able to have a good time Korean well-liked music and can be Europe's first actuality present devoted to the music style, in keeping with the corporate. Viacom's Viacom International Media Networks unit is partnering with Russian telecom large MTS for its first-ever native co-production within the nation.

The sequence will observe 25 contestants who’ve impressed in auditions with judges that embrace two-time Russian Olympic determine skating silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva. Living and performing collectively, the contestants can be narrowed right down to the ultimate 5 winners.

Okay-pop MTCamp will exit on MTV Russia within the spring in 29 episodes. The episodes can be 30 minutes every, plus there can be a 90-minute documentary particular following the present's 5 winners as they embark on a visit of a lifetime to South Korea "in celebration of a style of music that has taken the world by storm," Viacom mentioned.

The sequence was, Viacom added, "aimed toward Russia’s ardent and rising Okay-Pop fandom." MTV Russia will even launch a Okay-pop MTChart Show this month that can air within the lead-up to the fact sequence debut and run for its period.

In a separate improvement, Nicktoons will debut in Russia this month completely on MTS as a part of Viacom's new partnership with the telecom agency. It joins Viacom’s portfolio of channels launched on MTS final August, which incorporates Nickelodeon Russia, Nickelodeon HD, MTV Russia, Paramount Comedy and Spike.

Elena Balmont, senior vp and common director of VIMN, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, the Baltics and CIS, mentioned: "We’re delighted to be taking our partnership with MTS to new heights with a ‘first of its variety’ co-production that’s set to redefine how broadcasters and their affiliate companions collaborate in Russia." Viacom opened its Russia workplace in 2012.

This article initially appeared on THR.com.