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NATPE Spotlight: A+E Networks

MIAMI: A key priority for A+E Networks at NATPE is to bolster the company’s presence in the international format market. “We represent an enviable catalogue of premium format programming across multiple genres,” says Ellen Lovejoy, the VP of formats for A+E Networks International. “By taking full advantage of our powerful ...

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TV Formats: 2015 Year in Review

As the format industry continued to search for “the next big thing,” the year saw many partnerships and pacts come about, with companies looking at collaborations as a way to pool creative resources. Indeed, there were plenty of acquisitions, investments, first-look pacts, co-development deals and the like across companies and ...

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FIC Content Sales Bolsters International Formats Team

LONDON: FOX International Channels (FIC) Content Sales has expanded its formats team, adding Jess Khanom as head of global format sales. The appointment is effective immediately. Khanom will be based in London and report directly to Prentiss Fraser, FIC’s senior VP of global content sales. The exec will support the ...

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Teen Series Cata Leads Dori Media Group’s NATPE Lineup

TEL AVIV: International formats make up the bulk of Dori Media Group’s NATPE offering, led by the musical teen series Cata. The 115×1-hour series Cata follows a girl who helps twins from another dimension hide their identities. Another highlight is the romantic comedy Ciega a Citas, which has already been remade six ...

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The X Factor Gets a New Local Treatment in Greece

LONDON: FremantleMedia International, Syco Entertainment and Greek free-TV network SKAI have teamed up for a new local version of The X Factor. The adaptation of the music talent-show format is set to launch next spring, marking the start of the channel’s brand-new entertainment strand. With this agreement, The X Factor ...

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Hungary to Adapt Little Giants

MEXICO CITY: RTL in Hungary is set to launch a local version of Televisa’s talent-show format Little Giants. The Hungarian version marks the 15th adaptation of the show, which has also been broadcast in Mexico, Portugal, Poland and the Ukraine. Sophomore seasons are currently airing in Spain and Vietnam. Little ...

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