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Armoza’s The Real Chat House Gets Indian Treatment

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats has secured a commission for its reality format The Real Chat House from India’s MTV channel. The MTV India version, titled Chat House, entered production for 16-episodes and is set to premiere on December 4. MTV India and Tanin Productions are co-producing. The series was created ...

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Sparks Takes On Japanese Format

STOCKHOLM: Sparks Network has secured the worldwide distribution rights for the format Jobs from Hell through its Japanese member, Collaboration. The show was originally produced for ABC in Japan as a two-hour special. Following its successful launch, a second installment is currently in production. The show watches as two celebrities ...

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The Dr. Oz Show to Get Local Treatments in India, Romania

LONDON: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has signed up Colors in India and TV Romania (TVR) to produce their own versions of the magazine talk show The Dr. Oz Show. The commission from the Indian general-entertainment channel Colors marks the first time a U.S. talk-show format will be adapted locally in ...

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Leopard Films Commissioned for New BBC One Series

LONDON: Leopard Films is on board to produce Robbed, Raided and Reunited, a 20-part series to air on BBC One daytime that looks at burglaries that have taken place in homes across the U.K. The format is being distributed worldwide by Argonon International, the international arm of Leopard Films’ parent ...

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DRG Continues Sales for NRK Formats

LONDON: DRG has scored a prime-time commission, as well as four international options, for the newly launched NRK formats Teenage Boss and My Celebrity Boyfriend. Deals were inked in the U.S., Spain and Ukraine. Teenage Boss will have a local version launch in Ukraine on STB. My Celebrity Boyfriend is ...

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Dancing with the Stars Finds Off-Net Home on GSN

SANTA MONICA: GSN (Game Show Network) has scored the exclusive off-network rights to ABC’s Dancing with the Stars from Disney/ABC Domestic Television, with seasons four through 13 rolling out as of January 2012. GSN is now the only network where viewers can find previous seasons of the hit dance competition. ...

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Asia’s Next Top Model in the Works

SINGAPORE: ice-TV is to produce a pan-Asian English-language version of the Top Model format with Asia’s Next Top Model. Finalists from the Asia region will compete in the prime-time reality series to be crowned “Asia’s Next Top Model.” Production of the series is set to begin in early 2012. The ...

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More In Treatment for HBO Romania

BUCHAREST: HBO Central Europe is on board for a second season of În derivă, the Romanian version of the In Treatment format. The half-hour drama, created by Israeli writer Hawai Levi, has been a hit in Israel, the U.S. and Romania. HBO has produced the format in Poland and the Czech ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

TV Formats Weekly recaps the flurry of deals from MIPCOM and discerns the latest trends in the market. Even before MIPCOM kicked off in Cannes, the format business was buzzing about Warner Bros. International Television Production’s investment in BlazHoffski Holding. The acquisition of a majority stake in the Belgian and ...

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Banijay Makes Chinese Format Sale

PARIS: The musical game show Super Star Ding Dong has been sold to Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation China (JSBC) for a local treatment, in a deal secured by Banijay International at MIPCOM. JSBC will co-produce the local Chinese version exclusively with Idea Asia Media. The format has also been optioned by ...

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