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Dori Makes Moves in CEE

After establishing itself as a strong player in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with ready-mades, Dori Media Group is now focusing on building its format business in the region. “We have increased our catalogue, mainly with fresh Israeli formats, some of them very cost-effective like Billy the Board, a street ...

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25 Seasons of Fort Boyard

The format Fort Boyard, sold by Zodiak Rights, has been going strong for 25 seasons. In the mid-1800s, a Napoleonic fort was constructed off the west coast of France, but was never actively used for battle or protection. Instead, years later it became the site of a physical game show, ...

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Global Agency’s Latest Buzz

Izzet Pinto, the CEO of Global Agency, shares with us the new trends that he's seen in the marketplace. Pinto knows a thing or two about stirring up buzz. From controversial formats to attention-getting marketing stunts to over-the-top parties, the company has been a talking point of the global format ...

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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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