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MIPCOM Spotlight: TV Asahi

CANNES: TV Asahi, which is celebrating its 55th birthday, is still looking to increase its international profile. “I would like to make our channel and content more well known,” says Hedwig Schreck, the head of format sales. “Our archives are packed with creativity, and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to ...

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Cash Cab to be Adapted in China

LONDON: Southern China TV is slated to produce a local version of ALL3MEDIA International’s Cash Cab. Cash Cab is a hit format that has aired in more than 50 regions around the world. The show gives ordinary people the chance to win money after getting into what they originally perceive ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Banijay International

CANNES: One of the formats Banijay International is bringing to the market is Opposite Worlds, a reality series with contestants living in a house divided by a glass wall. In Opposite Worlds, half of the contestants will have modern-day conve­niences, while the other half will not. “It has all of ...

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Nordic World Scores Option for Ultimate Entertainer

LONDON/OSLO: Endemol has optioned the Norwegian celebrity talent format Ultimate Entertainer in a deal with Nordic World. The show, created by Monster Formats, debuted on the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK in prime time on September 8. The big-budget format follows established musical talents who battle for the title of ‘Ultimate ...

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Telemundo Internacional Adds to Management Team

MIAMI: Emanuela Bosco has been hired as Telemundo Internacional’s new format sales manager. In her new role, Bosco will be responsible for increasing sales for the company’s formats catalogue. She will work under Karina Etchison, Telemundo Internacional’s VP of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bosco, who has ...

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Banijay Introducing Format from Chile

LONDON: Banijay International has taken on the distribution rights for the Chilean reality format Opposite Worlds from Canal 13 Chile and will launch the title at MIPCOM. The show already has licenses closed with RCN Colombia and Azteca in Mexico as well as numerous pre-sales. The series features teams competing ...

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NBC Renews Talpa’s Voice

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC has given the go-ahead to two more seasons of its version of Talpa Media’s hit The Voice format, keeping the talent competition on the network through fall 2013. Currently in season three, the show will return for its fourth in the spring and then its fifth in ...

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Exclusive Interview: Talpa Media’s John de Mol

PREMIUM: John de Mol, one of the fathers of reality television, talks to TV Formats about his views on whether the talent competition genre is becoming overexposed. TV FORMATS: At what point did you realize The Voice would be such a hit? DE MOL: I knew this show would be ...

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SPT Signs Deal to Adapt Strong Medicine in the Netherlands

LONDON: Sony Pictures Television’s Dutch production outfit, Tuvalu Media, has been tapped by SBS to produce a new reality format based on the U.S. drama Strong Medicine. Stories from the Hospital is a new reality format that will SPT’s international production and distribution teams will be launching for international buyers ...

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Still Standing Gets Re-Commissioned in Three Countries

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats’ game show Still Standing has been ordered by Hungary’s M1 for a third season, along with second-season commissions in China and Brazil. In Hungary, M1, part of the MTVA group, will get a third season, airing under the local title Maradj Talpon. The show will continue ...

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