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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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Total Blackout Coming to U.S. on Syfy

ORLANDO: The hit international format Total Blackout is getting a U.S. treatment from FremantleMedia North America for Syfy to launch in prime time in 2012. The comedic game show has been given an eight-episode order. Jaleel White (Family Matters, Grown Ups) will host the U.S. version. The show challenges contestants ...

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