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SevenOne’s Culture Shock Format Set for Denmark

MUNICH: SevenOne International has licensed the format rights for Culture Shock: Norway into Denmark, where it will air on Kanal 5 under the local title Alt for Danmark.  Snowman Productions will be working on the local version. The original was created by Monster Entertainment and The Oxymorons. Culture Shock: Norway ...

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CBS Mocks ABC with Fake Dancing Rip-Off Series

LOS ANGELES: CBS has issued a faux press release announcing the development of a Dancing with the Stars rip-off show, Dancing on the Stars, to poke fun at ABC’s The Glass House. The phoney release comes after a judge denied a motion to block the launch of ABC’s The Glass ...

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The Voice of… Recommissioned in Nordic Territories

PARIS: The Voice of… has received orders for second seasons in Finland from Nelonen and in Denmark from TV2, with the local versions produced by Solar Television and Nordisk FilmTV, respectively. Solar, a Banijay Group company, produced the first season of The Voice of… for Nelonen. The broadcaster has now ...

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Germany’s Sat.1 Orders Armoza’s Still Standing

TEL AVIV: The German broadcaster Sat.1 is getting its own version of the Armoza Formats game show Still Standing, which will run daily this July. The commission is for 20 episodes, which will kick off on July 2 taking a 6:30 p.m. slot. Daniel Boschmann will host the local version, ...

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NATPE Budapest Format Spotlight: Sony Pictures Television

BUDAPEST: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has already sold a number of formats into the Central and Eastern European region, including both scripted and non-scripted titles. “Business is good,” reports Ed Louwerse, the senior VP of formats at SPT’s international distribution division. “CEE is a very important format sales region for ...

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NATPE Budapest Format Spotlight: Televisa Internacional

BUDAPEST: Televisa Internacional’s Dancing for a Dream has shown the Mexican media giant that it has the know-how to tap into the CEE format markets effectively. The show will be in its thirteenth season this fall on Romania’s ProTV in prime time. The same show, which features a contestant taking ...

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Armoza’s Connected Lands Norwegian Pickup

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats has licensed Connected into Norway, where Strix will produce a local version for TVNorge’s female-skewed channel, FEM. The sale of the Connected format marks the first broadcast deal that Armoza Formats has secured with TV Norge. The show, which will air under the local title Forbindelser, will ...

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WBITVP Hires Former Zodiak, NBCU Execs

LONDON: Ilan Astrug is joining Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) from Zodiak Media Group to serve as VP of acquisitions, while Charlotte Raben has come on board from NBCUniversal to take on the role of VP of format sales. Astrug takes on the newly created role that will see him heading ...

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FME Taps Majesco for New American Idol Games

EDISON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has enlisted Majesco Entertainment Company to help develop and produce interactive games based on the hit series American Idol. Majesco will receive the exclusive rights to publish games in North America. Additional details about the American Idol game extension will be announced at a later date. ...

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MTG Buys Majority Stake in CEE Production Group

STOCKHOLM: Modern Times Group’s Modern Studios content division, which is being rebranded as MTG Studios, has purchased a 53-percent holding in the production group Paprika Latino. Paprika Latino has offices in Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Costa Rica. The company’s credits include the cooking format Fish on the ...

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