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Global Agency Sees Strong Interest for New Cooking Format

ISTANBUL: Global Agency’s new cooking format Blind Taste, which sees amateur chefs judging each others food in a series of blind taste tests, has been sold into a number of key territories since its launch. MTV in Russia has licensed the format, as has K1 in Ukraine. The series will launch in ...

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Banijay Licenses Diving Format in China

LONDON: Banijay International has sold the rights to Stars in Danger: High Diving, an original celebrity diving format, to China’s Jiangsu Satellite Channel. The 10×90-minute show will follow a group of celebrities who, after receiving professional lessons, attempt the risky sport of high diving. The local adaptation, which will be produced in house ...

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Armoza Secures Buyers for Celebrity Interview Format

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats has sold How to Be, a celebrity interview show with a twist, in the U.S. and Europe. The format rights to the title were picked up by Italy’s Mediaset and Norway’s NRK, as well as by production companies and studios in the U.S., Sweden, France, Holland, Turkey, Germany, Finland ...

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ATF Spotlight: Keshet International

SINGAPORE: Keshet International has already seen many of its formats licensed and produced in the U.S. and Europe, and Asia marks the next frontier. “We’re obviously very keen to get our shows on air in Asian territories as well,” says Alon Shtruzman, the managing director of Keshet International. “I’d be ...

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ALL3MEDIA Focuses on Rolling Out The Cube in Southeast Asia

LONDON: ALL3MEDIA International is working with Ice-TV to produce branded entertainment properties for The Cube as well as further the production of local adaptations of the game show in Southeast Asia. Originally produced for ITV1 in the U.K. by Objective Productions, The Cube requires contestants to participate in seven simple physical and ...

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Talpa & Puji Star Media Enter JV for Chinese Market

SHANGHAI/LAREN: Talpa and Puji Star Media, which is backed by News Corporation, have established a joint venture that is focused on Greater China. The newly formed venture, dubbed Talpa China Star, will be dedicated to the production and exploitation of TV formats from the Talpa catalogue in the Chinese market. Talpa’s ...

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Keshet International Unveils Slate for ATF

TEL AVIV: At this year’s Asia TV Forum, Keshet International (KI) plans to present a number of formats, including the drama Prisoners of War, which inspired the Emmy Award-winning U.S. show Homeland. The company’s catalogue will include factual entertainment and unscripted formats such as Marathon, about five non-athletic people who are ...

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More Pointless for BBC One

LONDON: Remarkable Television has been commissioned to produce a further 183 episodes of the hit game show Pointless for BBC One. The deal includes three seasons for BBC Daytime and one series for the Saturday night spinoff Pointless Celebrities. The series is presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. David Flynn, ...

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Asian Format Focus: Shine International

NEW YORK: Matthew Ashcroft, the senior VP for Asia Pacific at Shine International, tells TV Formats about the company’s newly established Singapore hub, among other efforts in the region. Business for Shine International has been strong enough in Asia in the last year that it set up a new base ...

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