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Televisa USA Preps Gran Hotel Adaptation

LOS ANGELES: Televisa USA and Lantica Media are working on an adaptation of the hit Spanish murder mystery series Gran Hotel that will be set in 1950s Cuba. The new version will be filmed at Lantica’s Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, with a script from Stephen Kronish (24, Kennedys). The original ...

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New International Development Arm for Studio Glam

TEL AVIV: Studio Glam has launched Studio Glam ID (International Development), a new division meant to promote the development of television formats for the global market. Studio Glam ID will operate as a separate entity alongside Studio Glam in Tel Aviv. It will concentrate on international partnerships with broadcasters, production ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: FremantleMedia

CANNES: The ultimate goal of the music-themed format La Banda, one of FremantleMedia’s MIPCOM highlights, is to find the next big boy band. “This is a different and fresh approach to talent shows; from the very beginning the studio audience is in control,” says Rob Clark, the company’s director of ...

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TV3 Sweden Adapts Global Agency’s Blind Taste

ISTANBUL: Global Agency's daily cooking format Blind Taste has been licensed by TV3 in Sweden, following its success in Russia and Ukraine. The show has begun airing on TV3 four days a week, with 56 episodes planned across two seasons. In each episode, a celebrity chef teaches four contestants how ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Banijay International

CANNES: The Banijay International format Game Changers sees 14 fledgling entrepreneurs vie to win seed money to launch their business venture. In Age of Rock, a group of retirees gets the chance to live out their rock ‘n’ roll dreams. Each episode of May the Best Host Win sees a ...

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MTV Formats Picked Up by International Broadcasters

NEW YORK: Three of MTV’s most popular general-entertainment formats have been picked up for adaptations in international markets. Chilean network Chilevision has begun producing a local version of the documentary series Catfish: The TV Show, after the U.S. original aired across Latin America via MTV. Titled Espias del Amor, Catfish, ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution

CANNES: The sitcom Modern Family has been a hit with critics and audiences alike, and thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, international broadcasters can license the format and adapt the show for their local markets. “A long-running, inventive comedy with an ensemble cast will always attract buyers; even if ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Armoza Formats

CANNES: This year marks the tenth anniversary of Armoza Formats, which is debuting the docu-reality series The Virgins, the studio-based challenge show Double or Nothing and the singing competition Live from My Home. “This MIPCOM, we will be launching a lineup that centers on first times and new experiences, taking ...

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