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Jersey Shore Being Adapted in Spain

LONDON: MTV Spain has greenlit a local version of the hit format Jersey Shore, which is being produced by Magnolia as Gandia Shore. The new adaptation will be filmed in Gandia, which is one of the most popular beaches on the Valencia coast. The show will spotlight eight locally cast ...

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Intervention Canada Returns for Second Season

TORONTO: Season two of Intervention Canada is scheduled to premiere at the end of the month on Slice. Intervention Canada, a version of the A&E reality format, is about people with problematic addictions who are being urged to seek help by their loved ones. It is produced by Open Door ...

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New Territories Sign Up for The Bachelor

LONDON: Warner Bros. International Television Productions has revealed that six new versions of The Bachelor are being made around the world, including in Chile. This brings the total number of territories producing the show globally this year to ten. TMC in France is planning to launch a series of eight ...

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Cast Unveiled for Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars

BURBANK: A dozen contestants have been announced for Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, which will feature celebrities who competed in previous seasons of the dance competition, such as Joey Fatone, Emmitt Smith and Bristol Palin. Other members of the all-star cast will include Melissa Rycroft, Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Shawn ...

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The Great Bake Off Goes to Australia & Poland

LONDON: The Great Bake Off, a Love Productions baking competition format, has been licensed by BBC Worldwide to Australia’s Nine Network and Poland’s TLC, owned by Discovery Networks CEEMEA. The Great Australian Bake Off will be produced in-house by the Nine Network in Australia and will be broadcast on prime-time ...

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M-Net Exports South African Ideas

NEW YORK: Mandy Roger, the head of sales, acquisitions and business development at M-Net, talks to TV Formats about the company’s foray into format sales. The South African pay-TV service M-Net has brought its audience local adaptations of such world-renowned formats as Big Brother and Idols. After a long tradition ...

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USA Preps Choir Adaptation

NEW YORK: USA Network has given the greenlight to its own version of Shed Media’s BBC Two series The Choir with Gareth Malone. USA has ordered ten one-hour episodes from Shed, with Malone heading to the U.S. "From our first meeting with Gareth, we were blown away by his ability to ...

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Video Interview: Global Agency’s Catherine Stryker

NEW YORK: Catherine Stryker, the head of sales for the Americas and Central and Eastern Europe at Global Agency, talks with World Screen Newsflash in this video interview about new opportunities for formats in the diverse markets she oversees.   As the head of sales for the Americas and Central and ...

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New Format Deals for Oxygen Original

LONDON: Oxygen’s Dance Your Ass Off is set to be adapted locally by SIC in Portugal and FOX in Finland, following new deals clinched by NBCUniversal Formats. The format recently scored a slot with China’s ZheJiang Satellite TV and has been adapted in Estonia (TV3 Viasat), Denmark (TV2) and South Africa ...

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