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Passion Distribution’s Format Plans

Passion Distribution has been active in the format market for some time now, but has recently aimed to ramp up its activities in this space. To support these efforts, Passion hired format veteran Elin Thomas this summer as its global head of sales. Thomas joined the company after 18 years ...

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Studio Glam Keeps It in the Family

Ami Glam has had a long and successful career in the Israeli television business. He spent five years as the head of entertainment and reality at Keshet, Channel 2. Prior to this, he was with the Israeli broadcaster Reshet. In 2013, he decided to parlay his expertise in Israeli entertainment ...

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Global Agency’s Izzet Pinto on MIPCOM Trends

Following a busy week of conversations and deal-making at MIPCOM, Izzet Pinto, the founder and CEO of Global Agency, saw several new emerging trends in the format business. Notably, he says, there is a greater appetite for access prime-time projects. “In the last few markets, buyers were concentrating on prime-time ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

Last week’s MIPCOM market saw quite a lot of business generated within the formats industry. This included new agreements for long-running titles and deals for fresh format concepts, spanning both scripted and non-scripted offerings. FremantleMedia secured recommissions for its megahit entertainment behemoths Idols and Got Talent. As part of a ...

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World Screen Format Trendsetter Awards

For some 15 years, shows based on formats have been holding prized prime-time slots on broadcast outlets large and small all around the world. What started with Big Brother, Survivor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? evolved into Idols, Deal or No Deal, Got Talent and Come Dine with ...

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A+E Networks’ Format Fervor

The reality series Pawn Stars, which airs on HISTORY in the U.S., has had resounding international success. Produced by Leftfield Pictures, the show features the activities inside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a family-run business in Las Vegas led by patriarch Richard “The Old Man” Harrison, his ...

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BBC Worldwide Entertains with Shiny-Floor Formats

The celebrity entertainment show Tumble is the latest in a long line of shiny-floor formats for BBC Worldwide. Produced by BBC Productions, the series sees ten celebrities being pushed to their physical limits in a range of gymnastic and circus-inspired disciplines. The stars are paired with a professional gymnast/performer and ...

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Case Study: Married at First Sight

The extreme social-experiment format Married at First Sight, sold by Red Arrow International, follows six singles who agree to get legally married the moment they first meet. A panel of experts—psychologists, anthropologists, members of a church—creates what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. After several weeks ...

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Format Frenzy

Broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe are opening up to new format genres. While the TV markets across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have faced some hard economic times, the demand for local programming has kept the region’s format business buoyant. Distributors are even breaking into new CEE territories and ...

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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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***TV Formats Guide***