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Dori Media Group Sells First Love Format

TEL AVIV: Dori Media Group has sold the format of season one of First Love to AB Groupe in France and to TET TV in Ukraine. First Love is a cross-platform format with 150 short movies documenting real teenage love stories. In addition to AB Groupe and TET TV, the ...

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SevenOne’s Galileo Set for Trio of New Territories

MUNICH: The SevenOne International sciencetainment format Galileo is to premiere on the Estonian free-TV channel Kanal 2, following its success on the digital channel Kanal 12, along with further treatments set for Bulgaria and Lithuania. Kanal 2 will air the Estonian version of Galileo, hosted by Tanel Talve, once a ...

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New Reality Format from Pilgrim Studios & Yoshimoto

LOS ANGELES: Pilgrim Studios and Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo have come together to create the new reality format Japan’s Luckiest Person, which will air initially on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Japan. Japan’s Luckiest Person is a reality competition show that features contestants competing against each other in completely chance-based challenges, ...

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SevenOne Sells Culinary Game Show into Turkey

MUNICH: SevenOne International has sold the production rights for the culinary game show format Mama’s Big Cook-Off to GiFT Productions in Turkey. The series, created by Red Arrow, combines the nostalgia of home cooking with a competition element. Two mothers compete against each other in cooking their son’s favorite meal, ...

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Global Agency to Rep Coyote Catalogue

ISTANBUL: Global Agency has been named the exclusive distribution partner of the French production company Coyote. Global Agency will represent Coyote’s catalogue of original formats, including The Hand, Who’s the Best and Mysterious Night Show. Coyote will be given a first-look at all of Global Agency’s new content before it ...

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ALL3MEDIA Format Gets Dutch Pickup

LONDON: ALL3MEDIA International’s format Shampoo Wars has been licensed into the Netherlands for Net 5. Shampoo Wars, originally made in the U.K. by Splash Media for E4, was produced locally as Next Hair Guru by CCCP.tv for broadcaster Net 5. The series features hair stylists competing for a glamorous position ...

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The Voice UK Confirms Coaches

LONDON: Music legend Tom Jones and The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue have signed on as coaches for BBC One’s The Voice UK, taking the remaining two slots on the panel alongside Jessie J and will.i.am. Jones rose to fame in the mid-’60s with the hit "It’s Not Unusual." He has ...

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Banijay Secures New Deal for Format

PARIS/COPENHAGEN: Banijay International has licensed its game-show format Honey, Pack the Bags! to the Ukrainian broadcaster Novy TV. Thirteen hour-long episodes of the series will soon go into production to air in a weekly prime-time slot in early 2012. Honey, Pack the Bags! is an Air Productions format, created by ...

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Global Agency Picks Up New Talent Format

ISTANBUL: Global Agency has secured the international distribution rights to the music talent format Rise or Fall from Germany’s Constantin Entertainment. In Rise or Fall, singers compete across a range of musical genres to win a recording contract and a national concert tour, but judges and viewers have the power ...

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Will.i.am On Board for The Voice UK

LONDON: The multi-platinum selling artist, producer and songwriter Will.i.am, who is also a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas, is the second coach confirmed for the U.K. version of The Voice. Will.i.am joins Jessi J on the judging panel. The remaining two celebrity coaches will be announced in the ...

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