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MIPCOM Spotlight: Global Agency

CANNES: Three new competition-style formats are headlining the slate at Global Agency, which has also made moves into the factual arena. Blind Taste is a cooking format in which five contestants rate each other’s dishes while wearing a blindfold. The chef with the highest score wins. “Cooking shows have been ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Passion Distribution

CANNES: With plans to expand its business in the format arena, Passion Distribution is launching eight new game shows at this year’s event, alongside a slate of factual content. And, there are more than game shows on the roster. “There is something for everyone and all parts of the schedule,” ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: ATV

CANNES: The global market can have access to ATV’s dramas, action series and comedies, among other offerings. A jewel in the crown of the Turkuvaz Media Group, ATV is among Turkey’s most prominent and acclaimed TV networks. Two of its newest series are Peace Street and Last Summer: The Balkans. ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Mediaset Distribution

CANNES: The international-distribution arm of Italy’s Mediaset, Mediaset Distribution, comes to MIPCOM with a slate of both finished programs and scripted and unscripted formats.   On the scripted-formats side, there is The Chosen—originally titled Il tredicesimo apostolo—a 12×50-minute suspense thriller. As far as unscripted formats go, the company is showcasing ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Russia Television and Radio/SOVETELEEXPORT

CANNES: For more than ten years, SOVETELEEXPORT, the distribution arm of Russia Television and Radio, has been presenting the market with high-budget historical dramas, original series, theatrical movies and unique documentaries from Russia. At MIPCOM, the company is presenting the adaptation of the world-famous novel Life and Fate by Vasily ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: ARTE France

CANNES: Buyers can pick up the HD series Happiness is on the Plate from ARTE France. The lifestyle series Happiness is on the Plate blends travel, cooking, nature and a civic sensibility, as it follows the daily work of five chefs fighting for eco-friendly cooking. The company is also offering ...

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BBC Worldwide Channels Ups Commitment to Original Programming

LONDON: BBC Worldwide Channels is planning to create more original programs for its international portfolio of channels, looking to increase the amount of hours threefold. The plan is to have three times the amount of original hours ordered for BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle and UKTV. The effort will see ...

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Stars Set to Stroll the Croisette

PARIS: A number of actors, directors, writers, producers and show business personalities are headed to Cannes to promote new projects at MIPCOM, among them Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, stars of the period drama The Americans. This year’s World Premiere TV Screening is the drama The Americans, sold by 20th Century ...

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Ratings Roundup: British Prime Time

PREMIUM: ITV’s singing contest The X Factor pulled the biggest audience of the week September 16 to 23 in the U.K., with other ITV shows also taking top spots in the ratings chart. With show creator Simon Cowell making a rare personal appearance, X Factor attracted 9.36 million viewers Sunday, ...

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Global Screen Adds to Slate

MUNICH: Global Screen’s catalogue for MIPCOM contains a number of feature films, series, documentaries and event movies, including Heroes, which it just acquired in a deal with Dreamtool Entertainment. Heroes is produced by Dreamtool for Germany’s RTL. The film presents a disaster scenario set in 2013, when a French telecommunications ...

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