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SevenOne Inks Deal for My Man Can

MUNICH: SevenOne International has sold the game-show format My Man Can to LNK TV in Lithuania, where the show is to air as Mano Vyras Gali in January 2012. My Man Can, produced by Redseven Entertainment, features four women who gamble on their man’s ability to accomplish certain tasks. If ...

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Sparks Makes Sales for Lady Burlesque

STOCKHOLM: Sparks Network has sold the Europroduzione format Lady Burlesque into the U.S., Russia and Ukraine. The format was picked up by U.S. producer Screechers Pix, run by Hayma Screech Washington, the former producer of The Amazing Race for CBS. The rights for the Russian and Ukrainian markets have been ...

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Chris Pye & David Walton Set Up Format Company

LONDON: Chris Pye, the former chairman of Sony’s 2waytraffic, and David Walton have set up the entertainment formats outfit Blue Touch TV, which has already landed two deals from its launch slate. Co-developed by Blue Touch and NERD TV, The Network is a game show that sees contestants relying on ...

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FremantleMedia Enters Development Pact with Japan’s Asahi

LONDON: FremantleMedia is to comb the catalogue of Japan’s Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in an effort to identify shows with international format potential.  FremantleMedia will review the channel’s library, and the two will work together to develop certain programs into global formats. FremantleMedia already has a similar pact in place ...

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Armoza’s The Real Chat House Gets Indian Treatment

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats has secured a commission for its reality format The Real Chat House from India’s MTV channel. The MTV India version, titled Chat House, entered production for 16-episodes and is set to premiere on December 4. MTV India and Tanin Productions are co-producing. The series was created ...

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Everybody Loves Raymond Set for Original Russian Episodes

LONDON: After having reproduced all of the U.S. scripts, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is developing a full season of 60 original episodes for the Russian adaptation of Everybody Loves Raymond, known locally as The Voronins. This is the first time that a full season of the show will be written ...

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Sparks Takes On Japanese Format

STOCKHOLM: Sparks Network has secured the worldwide distribution rights for the format Jobs from Hell through its Japanese member, Collaboration. The show was originally produced for ABC in Japan as a two-hour special. Following its successful launch, a second installment is currently in production. The show watches as two celebrities ...

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DRG Continues Sales for NRK Formats

LONDON: DRG has scored a prime-time commission, as well as four international options, for the newly launched NRK formats Teenage Boss and My Celebrity Boyfriend. Deals were inked in the U.S., Spain and Ukraine. Teenage Boss will have a local version launch in Ukraine on STB. My Celebrity Boyfriend is ...

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Leopard Films Commissioned for New BBC One Series

LONDON: Leopard Films is on board to produce Robbed, Raided and Reunited, a 20-part series to air on BBC One daytime that looks at burglaries that have taken place in homes across the U.K. The format is being distributed worldwide by Argonon International, the international arm of Leopard Films’ parent ...

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The Dr. Oz Show to Get Local Treatments in India, Romania

LONDON: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has signed up Colors in India and TV Romania (TVR) to produce their own versions of the magazine talk show The Dr. Oz Show. The commission from the Indian general-entertainment channel Colors marks the first time a U.S. talk-show format will be adapted locally in ...

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