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A+E Networks Adds to Global Format Sales Team

NEW YORK: A+E Networks has expanded its international format sales team through new hires and broader responsibilities for the senior director of international content sales. Naomi Koh has been appointed director of international format sales. She joins A+E Networks from Channel 5, where she served as the head of studio ...

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Riot Creative to Develop Armoza’s Couch Diaries in the U.S.

TEL AVIV: Riot Creative, part of Leftfield Entertainment, has picked up Armoza Formats’ docu-reality series Couch Diaries for adaptation in the U.S. market. Couch Diaries, developed by Artza Productions, follows a handful of participants who are at a crossroads in their lives and places them on strangers’ sofas in faraway ...

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Simon Cowell Joins America’s Got Talent Judging Panel

UNIVERSAL CITY: Simon Cowell will be among the judges for the upcoming 11th season of NBC’s summer series America’s Got Talent. Cowell created the Got Talent format, which first launched with America’s Got Talent in 2006. The Got Talent format, co-owned by FremantleMedia and Syco Entertainment globally, holds the Guinness World ...

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Verve Media Acquires Point of You for Spain & Italy

TEL AVIV: Verve Media has picked up the docu-reality show Point of You, from Shy Brameli and Ori Dror, creators of Raid the Cage and Pull Over. Point of You follows three individuals and shows the world through their eyes with the use of HD spy glasses. The individuals remain ...

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Global Sales for Pair of Red Arrow Formats

MUNICH: Red Arrow International has placed the new formats Kiss Bang Love and The Day the Cash Came in Australia, among a number of other territories around the world. Kiss Bang Love was snapped up by Seven Network in Australia. The dating experiment format is also headed to Italy, France, ...

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VTM Acquires Talpa’s The Wishing Tree

AMSTERDAM: VTM in Belgium has picked up the format The Wishing Tree from Talpa. The format, which sees young children hang their wishes for others on a wishing tree, launched at MIPCOM earlier this month. This marks the first international deal for The Wishing Tree. Gepke Nederlof, the head of ...

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Case Study: Dori Media Group’s In Treatment

Dori Media Group’s Nadav Palti talks to TV Formats Weekly about the company’s scripted drama In Treatment, which has been adapted to critical acclaim worldwide. A charismatic therapist (who himself is seeking therapy) is at the heart of Dori Media Group’s In Treatment, a brainy drama that has been successfully ...

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ABC Licenses Format Rights for Small Town Love

LONDON/OSLO: U.S. network ABC has secured format rights for the Swedish comedy-drama series Small Town Love from Nordic World. This marks Nordic World’s first deal with the U.S. network and the first international format deal for the show. Created by Ulf Malmros, the original story is set in the small ...

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