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Zodiak, Leftfield Partner on Israeli Format

LONDON: Zodiak Rights has partnered with Pawn Stars producer Leftfield Pictures to acquire the rights to While You Were Getting Married, a new format from Israel’s Gil Productions. New York-based Leftfield Pictures has secured the format rights in the U.S., while Zodiak holds the rights in the rest of the ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Sony Pictures Television

CANNES: Existing formats that have proven popular around the world are what Sony Pictures Television can offer to broadcast clients at MIPCOM, who are always keen to buy titles with a track record. “We anticipate a successful market and expect to see a lot of activity around our fantastic slate,” ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Eccho Rights

CANNES: This MIPCOM is the first time Sparks Network’s distribution activities are being presented under the Eccho Rights banner. Eccho Rights is the new distribution arm of Sparks Eccho, a combination of the activities of Sparks Network and Eccholine. “The launch of Eccho Rights is a way to further develop ...

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Banijay Considers Legal Action Over Eyeworks Show

LONDON: Banijay says it is considering legal action over Sterren Springen, a title from Eyeworks that "may borrow format elements too heavily from the Banijay International format High Diving." Banijay has commissioned legal copyright infringement specialists to assess the situation and will take legal measures against Eyeworks "if appropriate," the ...

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Endemol Clinches Malaysian Deal on Fear Factor

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian pay-TV platform Astro has commissioned its own version of Endemol’s Fear Factor for its Astro Ria channel, and has renewed The Money Drop. The 13-episode Malaysian Fear Factor will be filmed in Cape Town. It is a production of Endemol Malaysia Entertainment Group in conjunction with Endemol ...

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WBITVP to Distribute Celebrity Wedding Planner

LONDON: Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has been chosen to represent Celebrity Wedding Planner, a prime-time format produced by Renegade Pictures and GroupM Entertainment for Channel 5 in the U.K. Celebrity Wedding Planner follows a couple whose wedding is being planned by two celebrities. The famous pair’s identities are ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Armoza Formats

CANNES: One of Armoza Formats’ top titles at MIPCOM this year is House Call, a prime-time factual-entertainment show featuring doctors who visit the homes of different families and evaluate their lifestyles in order to help them make healthier decisions. “If [broadcasters are] searching for high-quality health programming, which also serves ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Argonon International

CANNES: There is a trio of formats on offer from Argonon International that are based on successful BBC shows the company made in the U.K. Let Me Entertain You, which follows on from Tourettes: Let Me Entertain You, allows disabled individuals to showcase their talents onstage in front of an ...

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Armoza Formats’ Marriage Show Adapted for France

TEL AVIV: With this Ring, a marital format from Armoza Formats, is set to debut on M6 in France this season. Hosted by supermodel Adriana Karembeu, With this Ring (Pour le meilleur et pour le pire meilleur) revolves around different couples who are experiencing a crisis in their marriage. It was produced ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: MNet

CANNES: New to format sales, South Africa’s MNet hopes to close at least one format deal at MIPCOM, says Mandy Roger, the company’s head of sales, acquisitions and business development. MNet also hopes to use the event “to find out what works and doesn’t work,” she says. On the company’s ...

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