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America’s Got Talent Heads to truTV as U.K. Exclusive

LONDON: Turner Broadcasting has signed an exclusive U.K. deal with FremantleMedia International to air the latest season of America's Got Talent on truTV. The acquisition follows on the heels of truTV’s partnership with Passion Distribution to become the U.K. TV home of the reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race. America’s ...

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CBC & Banijay International Partner for Format Incubator

TORONTO: CBC and Banijay International have aligned their efforts to boost the creation of original TV formats in Canada for international exploitation. Through the Format Incubator, CBC and Banijay International are seeking unique concepts that resonate with audiences and have the potential to spark a national dialogue about a topic ...

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Armoza Formats’ Still Standing Heads to France

TEL AVIV: The French DTT channel D8 is getting its own local version of the game show Still Standing, following a deal with Armoza Formats. The season will be produced in partnership with Terminal E Studios, a joint venture between France’s Terminal 9 and Belgium’s Everlasting Group, and is set ...

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Formats in CEE

TV Formats Weekly surveys the types of formats that are most in demand across Central and Eastern Europe. Despite a protracted advertising recession that’s left countries across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) facing mixed fortunes, the format landscape in the region has been resilient. Distributors, in fact, are reporting progress ...

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Mexico’s Azteca Goes for Armoza Formats’ Still Standing

TEL AVIV: Mexican broadcaster Azteca is producing its own local version of the game show Still Standing, thanks to a deal with Armoza Formats. The Mexican treatment will consist of 60 episodes. Production is slated to begin in September, with Azteca producing in-house for a tentative launch in early 2016. ...

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Zodiak Sets Up New Production Label for Formats

LONDON: Zodiak Media has partnered with Ian Lamarra, founder of Alaska TV, to establish the new outfit Bookhouse, which will be dedicated to creating, developing and producing unscripted programming and international formats. Lamarra will run Bookhouse as creative director. He will be reporting to Rod Henwood, the CEO of Zodiak ...

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More Love It or List It UK for Channel 4

LONDON: Channel 4 has ordered a second season of Love It or List It UK, a local version of the real-estate format from the Beyond Distribution catalogue. Love It or List It UK, which began airing in April, looks on as property experts Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer compete for ...

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