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Televisa’s Format Focus

While telenovelas have long been considered the star product of Latin America’s audiovisual exports, formats are coming into the spotlight. Televisa Internacional, for instance, has ramped up this part of its catalogue considerably. In January of last year, the company agreed to a format joint venture with the Spanish production ...

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Formats Drive Growth for DRG

Headquartered in London's Covent Garden, DRG is an independent distributor that was founded by CEO Jeremy Fox back in 2007. Last year, 92.4 percent of the company was acquired by Modern Times Group (MTG), which was "wonderful news," according to Andrea Jackson, DRG's managing director of acquisitions and formats. "We ...

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TV Formats: 2013 Year in Review

TV Formats takes a look back at the headline-making deals and buzz-generating concepts that shook up the format industry in 2013. While the U.S., the U.K. and the Netherlands have long been regarded as creative hot spots, 2013 certainly showed the format market that good ideas can come from anywhere. ...

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Real or Fake?

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Formats. Constructed reality, mixing high drama and real-life scenarios, has been gaining in popularity across the globe. While reality television continues to dominate the screens of millions around the globe, it has been given a bit of a facelift ...

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Nutopia Retells The Story of Us

When America The Story of Us aired as a six-night mini-series back in 2010, it broke ratings records on HISTORY. The epic TV event tells the story of how the country was created, using dramatic recreations, highly realistic CGI, and insights from some of the nation's most respected people. The ...

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Fashion Forward

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Formats. Fashion-based formats are using social media to deepen audience engagement and creating commercial opportunities for broadcasters and advertisers. The fashion industry was once considered a snobbish and somewhat reclusive outlet, where there was a clear divide between those ...

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Adapting for Asia

Many distributors are reporting brisk business for selling formats across the Asia Pacific, giving those attending the Asia TV Forum (ATF) much to look forward to. Among them, CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has already established a strong track record in the region, having successfully sold titles such as Wheel of ...

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Zodiak Aims for Asia & Beyond

As Zodiak Rights gears up for this year's Asia TV Forum (ATF), format sales are top of mind. Naomi Koh, the company's VP of sales, says that she has seen an increase in the formats business in the Asia-Pacific region in the last year. Koh points to China, Vietnam, Thailand ...

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Case Study: Keshet International’s Rising Star

Ran Tellem, Keshet's VP of programming, talks to TV Formats about Rising Star, a new format in which viewers can use their mobile devices to instantaneously control the destiny of a talent show contestant. Distributed by Keshet International, Rising Star is a live singing competition that aims to find a country's ...

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Global Agency Continues to Focus on Growth

Following a successful MIPCOM, Izzet Pinto, the CEO of Global Agency, talks with TV Formats about what’s next for the company. Just as MIPCOM was kicking off its official first day, Hasbro Studios announced a deal to make Global Agency the exclusive international sales agent for the formats rights for ...

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