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MIPCOM Spotlight: Passion Distribution

CANNES: Based on a real establishment that exists in Holland, Divorce Hotel helps couples get through the unpleasant process of ending a marriage. “Global broadcasters have been trying to find a way to cover divorce in a factual-entertainment format that covers the conflict and pain in the relationship whilst ending ...

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Beyond to Bring Factual & Children’s Fare

LONDON: Beyond Distribution's MIPCOM lineup includes a wide range of new factual and kids' programming, as well as 85 hours of returning shows. Among the new titles being offered are the crime series Addicted to the Life and Stranger in ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Talpa International

CANNES: Already a hit in the Netherlands and France, Beat the Best “combines mind-blowing acts with an exciting competition element,” says Maarten Meijs, the managing director of Talpa International. “Beat the Best takes the variety genre to the next level just as The Voice did for singing competitions.” Also on ...

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CME Installs New Head of TV Markiza

HAMILTON: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has tapped Matthias Settele to succeed Zuzana Tapakova as general director of TV Markiza in the Slovak Republic. Before joining CME, Settele was the general manager for Turner Nordic and Baltic. He was also a senior consultant for Austria's public channel ORF. Prior to ...

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Keshet Taking Formats & Series to MIPCOM

TEL AVIV: The live competition format Rising Star leads the slate that Keshet International will be promoting at the upcoming market. Rising Star first launched as Hacochav Haba on Keshet Channel 2 in Israel. The talent show features a free voting app that allows home viewers to decide which contestants ...

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FOX Sports Latin America Becomes Home to Bellator

BUENOS AIRES: A new multi-year agreement has been signed that makes FOX Sports the exclusive carrier of Bellator MMA action throughout all of Latin America. FOX Sports Latin America scored the exclusive rights to broadcast Bellator MMA content in all Latin American countries, including Brazil, for a total distribution of ...

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Shine TV Gets New MD

LONDON: Kelly Webb-Lamb has been elevated to the role of managing director for Shine TV. For the last 18 months, Webb-Lamb has been serving as creative director for Shine TV. She originally joined the company in March 2012 from her role as director of factual programs at Princess Productions as ...

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ZDFE Licenses Rocket City Rednecks to Discovery

MAINZ: ZDF Enterprises has secured an agreement with Discovery Networks International for the licensing of the factual series Rocket City Rednecks for Discovery Science across EMEA. The show shines a light on a group of real-life rednecks who apply backwoods know-how to big questions in science, engineering and technology. The ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Onza Distribution

CANNES: A first-timer at MIPCOM, Onza Distribution is representing a wide variety of programming. One of the company’s main offerings this year is The Avatars, which it is co-distributing with Boomerang TV International. “The Avatars proposes a modern, positive view of using new technologies,” says Gonzalo Sagardia, Onza Distribution’s managing ...

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