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Shine America’s Ardaban Gets New Chief Development Officer

LOS ANGELES: Cleve Keller, behind format hits such as Rocco’s Dinner Party, has joined the Shine America label Ardaban as its chief development officer. Keller will oversee development efforts for the newly created format company. The output from Ardaban is exclusively produced in conjunction with Shine America and is distributed ...

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Top Chef Being Adapted in Portugal, Romania

LONDON: The NBCUniversal cooking format Top Chef is getting local treatments in Portugal on RTP and Romania on Antena1. In Portugal, the show will be produced as 13 75-minute episodes by CBV. It is slated to premiere on pubcaster RTP in August. Sílvia Alberto, known from Idols and Dancing with ...

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Peking Express Being Made in India

BRUSSELS: The line-production company Eccholine has teamed up with Miditech to adapt the reality show Peking Express for India. The celebrity version of the show will feature stars being taken to lesser known parts of the world. In teams of two, the celebs then race across an unknown landscape to ...

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Armoza Appoints Head of Digital

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats has hired Daniel Ravner to join the company as its head of digital.  Ravner will be looking after all the creative and business development for the company’s digital operations. This includes the development of new cross-media projects and products. Ravner was formerly the creative director for ...

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Dori Media Sells Format into Puerto Rico

TEL AVIV: Dori Media Group’s game-show format Wrong Numbers is being adapted for Teleisla Canal 7, Univision’s second channel in Puerto Rico.  The format was originally created by Tanin Productions’ Gili and Adi Golan. The new adaptation is being produced by La eÑe Consulting. Javier de Jesús will host the local version, ...

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Banijay International Expands Operations

LONDON: Banijay International has opened up a new London-based office, relocating several staff members from Paris and Copenhagen to the U.K. post. The effort is part of the company’s focus on strengthening its presence in all key global media markets. Banijay International intends to hire a number of new team ...

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Norway’s TV2 Orders More Seasons from Armoza Formats

TEL AVIV: TV2 in Norway has commissioned a second season of Armoza Formats’ Comedians at Work and a third season of Upgrade. Produced by Monster, Comedians at Work (Komiker i Arbeid) is a prime-time comedy hosted by Klaus Sonstad. The show’s eight-episode second season will be broadcast on Wednesdays at ...

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Last Contestant Revealed for Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars

BURBANK: Sabrina Bryan, winner of the "Viewers’ Choice: All-Stars" vote, has been announced as the 13th and final contestant for Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars. The ABC show, hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet, will feature celebrities who competed in previous seasons of the popular dance competition format. Other ...

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What Not to Wear Set for Indian Adaptation

MUMBAI: TLC in India is gearing up to launch is own version of What Not to Wear, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and hosted by Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan and stylist Aki Narula. The local version of the popular fashion makeover format premieres on TLC in India on September 3 at ...

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Case Study: The Dr. Oz Show

NEW YORK, August 20: Keith LeGoy, the president of international distribution at Sony Pictures Television, talks to TV Formats about the success of The Dr. Oz Show format. Dr. Mehmet Oz got his start in television as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he was presenting regular health and ...

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