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Channel 4 Orders New Quiz Show

TEL AVIV: The quiz-show format The Common Denominator has received a 40-episode commission from Channel 4.  The show, licensed by Armoza Formats, is being slated for a daily broadcast starting in early 2013. Remarkable Television will produce the British adaptation. Phil Spencer will lead the show. The half-hour game show ...

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Keshet Signs Trio of Format Deals

TEL AVIV: Keshet International has closed three format sales in the Nordic market for its factual-entertainment show Fair & Square.  The NICE Entertainment Group is on board to produce local versions for Sweden and Finland, while Nordisk Film TV adapts the show for Denmark. The original Israeli version, which has ...

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CBS Developing Armoza Formats’ The Ran Quadruplets

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats has licensed its scripted drama The Ran Quadruplets into the U.S., where CBS is developing the show.  The show is in development in parternship with CBS Television Studios and showrunner David Marshall Grant, who executive produces NBC’s Smash. The CBS adaptation will be based on the ...

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Olympian Tom Daley to Front New ITV1 Celebrity Diving Show

LONDON: ITV has commissioned a brand-new entertainment series that features celebrities in high-diving challenges, tentatively titled Splash!, which will be led by Olympic Bronze medalist Tom Daley.  The series will see celebrities being teamed by professional coaches to perform dives from the high board. They will perform the stunts in ...

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The Taste to Be Adapted in Ukraine

MUNICH: The Ukrainian channel 1+1 has ordered a local version of the cooking competition The Taste.  The show sees four top chefs using only their taste buds to declare the next culinary superstar. The series was created by Kinetic Content and is sold internationally by Red Arrow International.  David Brook, ...

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Go Dance! Goes from Ukraine to China

LOS ANGELES: Metan Development Group has signed a format sale option for the hit Ukrainian series Go Dance!, which was previously licensed into the U.S. in a deal with MY Tupelo Entertainment and Nigel Lythgoe Productions. Star Media Group, Studio Kvartal-95 and Inter TV signed the new deal to bring the format ...

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Video Interview: Trinny & Susannah

NEW YORK: The fashion advisors and TV presenters Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, better known simply as Trinny and Susannah, talk to TV Formats about their new show, Trinny and Susannah: Inside Out.    Their passion for fashion began with a weekly style column in The Daily Telegraph before being parlayed into a hit ...

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Great Bake Off Headed to Norway

OSLO: The Great Bake Off, a Love Productions format distributed by BBC Worldwide, is set to be adapted in Norway by TV3 following a string of deals in other European markets. The BBC Two show first launched in August 2010; in its third season it is averaging 4.5 million viewers ...

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FOX Orders Banijay Format

BURBANK: FOX is slated to air an American version of Stars in Danger: High Diving, produced by Bunim/Murray Productions and based on a German format distributed by Banijay International. The two-hour special will air in winter 2013 and feature celebrities competing in a diving competition. The format originated at Banijay Group-owned ...

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Discovery Canada to Air Adaptation of Norwegian Format

TORONTO: Bell Media’s Discovery Channel Canada and Insight Productions have revealed that production has commenced on an English-language version of the NRK format Never Ever Do This at Home. The adaptation will be hosted by Teddy Wilson, co-host of the entertainment talk show Innerspace, and Norm Sousa, a comedian known for The Sketchersons, ...

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