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Spanish Adaptation of Televisa Format Mini Me

MEXICO CITY: The Telecinco network in Spain is due to adapt the talent show Mini Me, which is distributed by Televisa Internacional. Produced in collaboration with format creator La Competencia, the show is scheduled to debut on Telecinco next year. It sees celebrities searching for talented youngsters who could become ...

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You’re Back in the Room to Be Adapted Down Under

LONDON: Channel Nine has ordered a local version of the comedy game show You're Back in the Room from BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) for broadcast next year. You're Back in the Room sees a group of five strangers attempt to complete a variety ...

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STV Productions Prison Doc to Get Local Treatment in Oz

LONDON: STV Productions and GroupM Entertainment have inked a deal with Australia's Nine Network for the documentary format Prison: First & Last 24 Hours. Prison: First & Last 24 Hours follows convicted criminals on their first and last days in jail. Nine Network will produce an eight-part adaptation for Australian ...

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DISCOP Africa Spotlight: Keshet International

JOHANNESBURG: Entertainment formats lead Keshet International’s catalogue, among them the game show Who’s on Top? The series uses air pods built into in-studio towers that rise and fall, depending on how contestants answer trivia questions. Trade Up, meanwhile, is a quiz show that gives players the opportunity to win a ...

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Italy Debuts Adaptation of Spain’s Mum Detective

MADRID: An Italian adaptation of the Boomerang TV police comedy Mum Detective (Los Misterios de Laura) is set to premiere tonight on Mediaset Italia Group’s main network, Canale 5. Airing as I Misteri di Laura, the localized adaptation moves the setting from Spain to Turin. Carlotta Natoli leads the cast ...

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IPCN & STV Enter Format Co-Pro Pact

LONDON: STV Productions has struck up a partnership with IPCN to co-produce a new factual-entertainment format for the Chinese market. The new format is inspired by STV's Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Journey to the Precious features the Chinese art of haggling, the common practice of bartering to arrive at a ...

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Keshet International’s Sebastian Burkhardt Talks Formats

Format buyers, by and large, have a clear vision of the types of projects that best fit the brands they’re acquiring for, and what will and won’t work for them. However, sometimes it pays to go off-piste, suggests Sebastian Burkhardt, head of business development and acquisitions at Keshet International, whose ...

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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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***TV Formats Guide***