Russian pix to Peppermint

Firm to begin marketing ballet, classical music shows

BERLIN — Helkon Media-based sales outfit Peppermint has acquired for worldwide distribution more than 250,000 titles stemming from Russia’s national TV archives, previously unseen outside of the country.

Contained within the library are 700 historical docus as well as 900 natural history programs and 900 animation films.

Company will begin by marketing the 1,700 rare classical music programs and ballet shows, many of which are from the Bolshoi Theater.

Peppermint, which is run by ex-Kirch Group exec Michael Knobloch, acquired the rights from Vienna-based Tele MTV.

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