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FOX Rolls Out Mobile App for Game Show BOOM!

LOS ANGELES/TEL AVIV: FOX has released an app to accompany its new general-knowledge quiz show BOOM! Available for iOS and Android devices, the BOOM! mobile game app features both real-time play-along and 24/7 play-anytime game modes. Screenz and Keshet DCP produced the app. The show is based on a Keshet ...

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Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle Gets Dutch Adaptation

AMSTERDAM: SBS Broadcasting has ordered a local Dutch version of the series Lipstick Jungle, which ran on NBC in the U.S. from 2008 to 2009. The deal, secured with NBCUniversal International Formats, sees Endemol Shine Netherlands producing the local adaptation, titled Girls from the Herengracht. It will center on three ...

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Australia’s Seven Network Picks Up Gordon Ramsay Titles

LONDON: Following on the success of Gordon Ramsay's Costa Del Nightmares on Australia's Seven Network, the broadcaster has picked up a raft of other titles featuring the British celebrity chef. Seven has acquired the hit U.S. series Kitchen Nightmares USA and Hotel Hell, as well as seasons four and five ...

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Lip Sync Battle Gets Local Treatments in China, Chile

LONDON/NEW YORK: Lip Sync Battle is headed to China in a landmark deal with the online video platform Sohu, alongside an agreement for a local version in Chile with TVN. Inc. is adapting the series for viewers in China to watch across its digital platforms, including and ...

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NATPE Europe Shines Spotlight on Formats

PRAGUE: As an appetizer to tomorrow’s market opening, NATPE Europe dedicated two sessions this afternoon to examining formats, featuring insight from, among others, Pascal Dalton of Endemol Shine Group, Jennifer Ebell of ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Nathan Gibbs of Zodiak Media. In the first session, Keri Lewis Brown, the ...

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GSN Goes for Horror Game Show Hellevator

SANTA MONICA: U.S. network GSN has greenlit the horror game show Hellevator, produced by the crew behind popular scare flicks Paranormal Activity and Insidious. The eight-part program, developed by Blumhouse Productions, sees three friends ride an elevator into various levels of an abandoned warehouse. One player must get out on ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: BBC Worldwide

PRAGUE: The format You’re Back in the Room was launched by BBC Worldwide at MIPTV, and the company is now making a sales push for the title at NATPE Europe. “It’s a fun, fresh new prime-time entertainment format that the whole family can enjoy together,” says Suzanne Kendrick, the acting ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Keshet International

PRAGUE: Keshet International’s Master Class format, which has already found success in CEE, is a feel-good series that showcases children’s musical talents. Hungary’s TV2 has already produced three seasons locally. The game show BOOM! has also been adapted by TV2 in Hungary, as well as in a host of other ...

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NATPE Europe Spotlight: Zodiak Rights

PRAGUE: Zodiak Rights’ brand-new family entertainment game show Wild Things watches as partners work together for the chance to walk away with a cash prize, though one of them is dressed as a woodland creature and is unable to see. “Wild Things is a funny and physical game show that ...

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