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NATPE Budapest Spotlight III

The last in a trio of spotlights, TV Formats Weekly speaks with another set of distributors about their formats business in Central and Eastern Europe. Sony Pictures Television Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has sold a number of formats into the region, including both scripted and non-scripted titles. “Business is good,” ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight II

TV Formats.ws continues its series of spotlights ahead of NATPE Budapest, talking to distributors about their format business in Central and Eastern Europe. SevenOne International “Development in TV globally has taken more than 60 years; for historical reasons, the CEE region did it in 20 years—they have caught up with ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight

The first in a series of spotlights, TV Formats Weekly talks to a number of distributors ahead of NATPE Budapest about format sales in the region. ALL3MEDIA International Sabrina Duguet, the VP of international formats sales at ALL3MEDIA International, has found that CEE buyers have become less risk-averse when it ...

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Getting the American Treatment

Looking at the new and returning format-based titles on the U.S. networks’ 2012-13 schedules. Last week, the big five U.S. networks unveiled the new programming on their 2012-13 schedules. However, not all the concepts are “new” exactly, as a number of these series have been adapted from shows abroad. In ...

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Case Study: Warner Bros.’ The Bachelor

It was ten years ago when eligible bachelors in the U.S. started to search for their dream girl on the reality show The Bachelor. The show has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Canada marks the 25th territory to produce its own local version, with Warner Bros. International Television ...

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MIPTV: The Week in Formats

TV Formats.ws recaps the format deals that made headlines at MIPTV last week. Outlining the irreversible trends that are transforming television and boding well for producers in 2012, FremantleMedia CEO Tony Cohen pointed to the "the inexorable acceleration of the global entertainment format business” in an address at MIPTV. Speaking ...

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Say It Again

Despite the challenges associated with scripted formats, they are in high demand around the world. In 2010, the American TV director, producer and writer Philip Rosenthal made a Sony Pictures Entertainment theatrical documentary about the trials and tribulations of producing a local-language sitcom in Russia. Called Exporting Raymond, the film ...

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Talpa’s Talent Showcase Continues

Talpa will be introducing a record number of new formats at this year’s MIPTV, according to Maarten Meijs, Talpa Distribution’s managing director. Although still flying high around the globe with the singing competition The Voice, the company will introduce The Winner is…, the latest of its prime-time vocal-talent shows, this ...

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Jim Henson’s Format Possibility

The Jim Henson Company is moving into the format business with The Possibility Shop. Richard Goldsmith, executive VP of global distribution, tells TV Formats Weekly about his rollout strategy for the mom-friendly show. With a slate that includes classics like Fraggle Rock and current preschool hits Sid the Science Kid ...

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Case Study: ALL3MEDIA’s Four in a Bed

Studio Lambert, part of the ALL3MEDIA group of companies, is behind the hit show Three in a Bed. The series, created for Channel 4 in the U.K., watches as three owners of small family-run hotels or bed & breakfasts take turns to play host to the two others. “The bed ...

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