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Warner Bros. Highlights Everything’s A Race

CANNES: The first format to come from the collaboration between Warner Bros. International Television Production and Japan’s TV Asahi, Everything’s A Race, will be on offer for international buyers at MIPTV. The series originally aired for more than 100 episodes on TV Asahi, with the cooperation of Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. The series ...

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Big Brother, The Money Drop & More Sold to Viasat

LONDON: Endemol has closed a raft of sales with Viasat across Central and Eastern Europe, including an agreement for Big Brother to get two seasons on Nova in Bulgaria. The two-season deal in Bulgaria sees Big Brother airing on Nova, where the show kicked off in 2010 as a ratings ...

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Banijay to Rep This Is Your Fridge

PARIS/COPENHAGEN: Banijay International has partnered with Mendoza Films to internationally represent the format This Is Your Fridge, re-launching it at MIPTV. This Is Your Fridge features a well-known chef entering the home of a mystery celebrity and preparing a meal using only the ingredients in their fridge while a host ...

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Shine Sets Up U.S. Format Outfit

LOS ANGELES: Shine America has created a dedicated entertainment format creation company, Ardaban, which will be led by former Notional co-president Chachi Senior as CEO. The new outfit will be dedicated to the creation for entertainment formats, with output produced exclusively by Shine America and distributed worldwide by Shine International. ...

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SevenOne Spotlights New Formats

MUNICH: From the creator of Deal or No Deal, Dick de Rijk, comes the new game show Ten Ladies Luck, which SevenOne International is highlighting on its formats slate. In the show, ten attractive women hide a percentage behind their jacket. Combined, they’re worth 100 percent. Over the course of ...

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Plain Jane to Get More International Episodes

LONDON: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has several deals inked for the reality format Plain Jane, including MTV commissioning a second season of an international version to air outside the U.S. MTV has tapped SPT’s British joint-venture production outfit Gogglebox Entertainment for an international version to run on MTV channels around the ...

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Endemol Takes On Spanish Music Format

LONDON: Endemol has scored the international rights for the interactive dance-music format Plan B from the Spain-based production company 7yAcción. The format is based on the multiplatform strand within Spanish TV entertainment hit The Anthill. Endemol USA is partnering with format owner 7yAcción to further develop Plan B for the ...

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New Member Company for Sparks

STOCKHOLM: The Croatian outfit Drugi Plan is the newest addition to the Sparks Network group. Drugi Plan is behind the drama series The Vine, which was recently acquired by Sparks. The company, founded in 2004 by Miodrag Sila and Nebojsa Taraba, was one of the first independent outfits in Croatia. ...

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Talpa’s Talent Showcase Continues

LAREN: Talpa will be introducing a record number of new formats at this year’s MIPTV, according to Maarten Meijs, Talpa Distribution’s managing director. Although still flying high around the globe with the singing competition The Voice, the company will introduce The Winner is…, the latest of its prime-time vocal-talent shows, ...

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Global Agency Adds New Reality Format

ISTANBUL: Global Agency has scored the worldwide distribution rights for the new reality format The Wedding Crasher, which will make its official international debut at MIPTV. The series, created by the Dutch outfit We Are TV, is currently airing on RTL5 in the Netherlands. The series watches as host and ...

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