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Come Dine with Me Heads to India

LONDON: STAR India is getting its own local version of the ITV Studios format Come Dine with Me, which is being adapted by Miditech. This is the first time that the format is being made in Asia. STAR India commissioned 40 half-hour episodes, through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. With ...

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Ratings Down for American Idol Premiere

LOS ANGELES: The premiere of American Idol‘s 12th season drew in 17.9 million viewers and a 6.0 rating with adults 18 to 49, down 19 percent from last January’s debut. Last night’s episode marked the lowest premiere rating since the first season, which was a summer run. Season 11’s premiere ...

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Design Format Secures Deals in Europe

OSLO: Design For…, a reality entertainment format produced by Iceland’s Sagafilm and represented by Nordic World, has landed a co-production agreement and has also been optioned in a number of Nordic territories. A co-production deal was made with Ireland’s Screentime ShinAwiL, known for producing The Voice of Ireland and MasterChef ...

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New COO/CFO in Place at FremantleMedia

LONDON: Sangeeta Desai has been placed in the dual role of chief operating officer and chief financial officer of FremantleMedia, based in London and reporting directly to CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz. Desai is now responsible for the management of FremantleMedia’s operations in its corporate center, including financial performance, legal and business ...

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Eccho Rights Lands Deals for Jobs Without Frontiers

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has sold Jobs Without Frontiers, a reality format, to five broadcasters in Europe. The rights to the show have been acquired by SVT for Sweden, Zebra for Spain, Newen for France, Susamuru for Finland and Elephant for Italy. Jobs Without Frontiers watches as four co-workers attempt to do ...

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BBC Hires Former Talpa Exec for Formats Role

LONDON: BBC In-House Entertainment has brought in Vincent Dijkema, who recently served as a senior creative at Talpa, as program consultant for format entertainment. Dijkema co-developed such entertainment titles as The Voice of Holland, I Love My Country, The Voice Kids, Holland’s Next Millionaire and more. Dijkema also previously worked with ...

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Video Interview: Armoza Formats’ Avi Armoza

NEW YORK: Avi Armoza, the founder and CEO of Armoza Formats, sits down with TV Formats to talk about what markets the company is targeting, noting Asia and South America as the next big pushes.   When it comes to selling formats, the U.S. and the U.K. are two of the ...

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Global Agency Takes On New Formats

ISTANBUL: There are three new original formats that have been added to the Global Agency slate ahead of NATPE, including the game show Don’t Say It, Bring It! From Spanish creators Phileas Productions, the show watches as contestants must find a series of objects and bring them to the host ...

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Banijay Licenses Celebrity High Diving Format into Italy

MILAN/LONDON: Banijay International has signed a deal with Ambra Multimedia that sees Mediaset producing an Italian version of the format Stars in Danger: High Diving. Under the local title Stasera Mi Tuffo (Tonight I’m Gonna Dive), the show is set for a four-episode run. Casting of the host and contestants ...

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TV Formats: 2012 Year in Review

NEW YORK: TV Formats reflects on the industry trends of 2012, highlighting the biggest formats stories to make headlines in the last year. It was another banner year for the global entertainment format juggernauts The X Factor, Idols and Got Talent. All three have enjoyed immense success around the world for ...

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