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Quebecor Content & NBCU International Studios to Develop New Formats

MONTREAL: NBCUniversal International Studios and Quebecor Content have entered into a partnership to co-develop new factual-entertainment and studio-based formats. The collaborative initiative will be driven by NBCUniversal International Studios’ London-based in-house format lab, Tellycopter. Quebecor Content and NBCUniversal International Studios will share all IP created through the partnership. NBCUniversal will ...

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Top Chef to Get Local Treatment in Italy

LONDON: NBCUniversal International Formats has licensed the hit unscripted format Top Chef to Discovery Italia for its free-to-air channel Deejay. The Italian version of Top Chef will begin production in 2016 for broadcast later that year. This agreement marks the 18th adaptation of the cooking competition format, which has been ...

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The Killing Commissioned for Local Russian Production

AMSTERDAM/LONDON/MOSCOW: Endemol Shine Group has received four commissions in Russia, including a deal with Rossiya to produce a local version of the acclaimed Danish crime drama The Killing. Weit Media, Endemol Shine Group’s production partner in Russia, has been commissioned by CTC Channel to produce 12 prime-time episodes of MasterChef ...

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Armoza’s Still Standing Being Adapted in Thailand

TEL AVIV/LONDON: Still Standing, a game show from the Armoza Formats catalogue, has been licensed in Thailand through a deal with NBCUniversal International Formats for Channel 7. Created by July-August Productions, Still Standing looks on as contestants compete for a cash prize by out-guessing their opponents in fast-paced trivia battles. ...

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CBS Licenses Endemol Shine Format Hunted

BURBANK: CBS is adapting the format Hunted, based on a Shine TV series that sees participants tracked by investigators on a nationwide manhunt.  The series is being developed for broadcast based on the format of the U.K. show, which was developed and created by Shine TV. Endemol Shine North America ...

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NBC Orders Game-Show Adaptation of QuizUp App

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC has picked up the game show QuizUp, a series based on the app of the same name. The ten-episode show will be developed in collaboration with Plain Vanilla Corp., the game studio that created the app. The TV adaptation will see in-studio contestants battle competitors who are ...

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WDRmg to Present Celebrity-Concept Formats at MIPCOM

COLOGNE: WDR mediagroup (WDRmg) is heading to Cannes with several prime-time, celebrity-concept formats. At MIPCOM, German TV highlights will be available from WDRmg for international adaptation for the first time. Titles include the ensemble comedy The Unlikely Events in the Life of…, which combines aspects of sketch shows, musicals and ...

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New Territories Sign Up for The Voice

HILVERSUM: Talpa's hit format The Voice has been licensed in Iceland and in several countries across Africa, bringing the total number of worldwide productions for the format to nearly 65. In Africa, countries such as Cameroon, Angola and the Ivory Coast have now licensed The Voice. Other countries that are ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: ohm:tv

CANNES: There are a variety of game shows, as well as formats with game elements, on offer from ohm:tv. This includes Clue for You, a studio game show in which contestants answer fun, crazy and sometimes absurdly hard questions in order to win cash and sponsor prizes. “The format is ...

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