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House Rules Lands on kabel eins

MUNICH: German broadcaster kabel eins has commissioned a version of Red Arrow International’s home-makeover format House Rules for launch in early 2016. RedSeven, a Red Arrow Entertainment company, will produce five two-hour episodes of the format, locally titled Haustausch: Wer renoviert sich zum Sieg? for the channel. House Rules, originally ...

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ProSieben Signs Up for The Island

AMSTERDAM/COLOGNE: Endemol Shine Group’s survival format The Island is due out in Germany later this year following a deal with ProSieben. Produced by Endemol Shine Germany, the series will be filmed this summer. Shine TV and Bear Grylls Ventures originally produced the show in the U.K. for Channel 4. Germany ...

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Dori’s Date Blind to Be Adapted in Germany

TEL AVIV: Dori Media has sold the comedy format Date Blind (Ciega a Citas) into Germany, where UFA Serial Drama will produce a local adaptation. German free-TV channel SAT.1 will also co-produce the series, which will be titled Mila. It will air daily on the network starting later this year. ...

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Armoza Sells NBC’s I Can Do That to New Zealand

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats is distributing the finished tapes of the U.S. adaptation of the format I Can Do That, which it has already sold to the free-to-air channel TV New Zealand (TVNZ). The New Zealand broadcaster will debut the six-episode season in a prime-time slot on TV2 soon. The ...

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Screenz Merges TV Formats & Tech

When Screenz launched in 2012, its mission was to stand at the forefront of interactive television. Over the past three years, the company has delivered on this promise, developing second-screen products and cross-media formats with a slew of leading broadcasters and production companies around the world. “Screenz’s core team is ...

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Endemol Shine Inks Deals for Pointless

AMSTERDAM/PARIS/LONDON: Endemol Shine Group’s game show Pointless has been commissioned in France and the Netherlands. Pointless will launch for the first time in the Netherlands, where it was commissioned by public broadcaster AVRO/TROS for 25 episodes. The format will air daily this summer and will be hosted by Lucille Werner ...

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France’s TF1 Licenses Talpa Format The Puppet Show

HILVERSUM: Talpa's new family-oriented format The Puppet Show has landed its first international adaptation, with a commission from TF1 in France. The series launched in prime time on SBS6 in the Netherlands in March. During its first season, the channel's market share in the key 20-to-49 demo increased by 127.7 ...

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Bomanbridge Media to Rep The 20 Little Piggy Banks in Asia

SINGAPORE: Bomanbridge Media has secured the rights to license the game-show format The 20 Little Piggy Banks for Asia. Spanish producer Phileas Productions created the program, which has piloted in France, aired in Indonesia and is currently optioned in Turkey. The title follows contestants as they compete to win grand ...

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Eccho Rights Inks New Deals for Entertainment Format

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has signed four new European agreements for the entertainment format Eei Eei Oh!, focused on people and their pets. Eei Eei Oh!, which comes from BIC Formats, looks on as owners have their pets perform in front of a jury and studio audience. It is being licensed by ...

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