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FremantleMedia Adds to Scripted Format Slate with Buy This!

LONDON: FremantleMedia has aligned with the global ad agency TBWA for the original comedy format Buy This!, which is based around the world of professional advertising and sees brands involved actively in the story line. The sitcom sees a fictional ad agency working on briefs from real-life clients, including car ...

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SBS Commissions Season Two of Talpa’s Born to Bloom

HILVERSUM: The Dutch channel SBS has ordered a second season of the series Born to Bloom from Talpa Global. The format sees 15 passionate florists enter into a high-stakes battle with one another. The first season of Born to Bloom on SBS has delivered ratings that are 20.9 percent higher ...

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Eccho Rights Places Japanese Game Show in New Markets

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has landed two new adaptations for the Japanese game show format Hide & Seek, including a French deal. In France, a 90-minute pilot, titled Cache-toi si tu peux, is set to air during prime time on Gulli this fall. A full series will follow. The local stars ...

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MasterChef Surpasses Milestone Number of Adaptations

LONDON: Following a new deal in Colombia, Shine Group has announced that the hit cooking format MasterChef has now topped 50 global adaptations. MasterChef is headed to RCN Television in Colombia, marking the fourth agreement for the format in Latin America over the last eight months. Earlier in the year, ...

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Italy’s Blue Box Touts Interactive Formats

ROME: The Italian outfit Blue Box is focusing its MIPCOM efforts on launching two new formats that feature interactive applications: Face to Face and Now or Never. Face to Face is a game show that has technology that allows players to move a 360-degree camera using their own tablets. Now ...

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Talpa Sets Up MidEast Venture

HILVERSUM/DUBAI: Talpa Media has set up a new operation in Dubai, Talpa Middle East, which will represent the company's catalogue across North Africa and the Middle East and produce local versions of existing formats. Ziad Kebbi is to lead the new company as CEO, reporting into Talpa Global’s managing director, ...

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Keshet International’s Help! I Can’t Cook Heads to France

TEL AVIV: Keshet International's Help! I Can't Cook has been optioned by Shine France, which also produces the local version of MasterChef. The French option comes ahead of the format's official launch at MIPCOM. The show premiered on Keshet Broadcasting in Israel as the second highest rated original reality launch ...

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Shine France Goes for Quiz Show Decimate

MUNICH: Red Arrow International has licensed the remake rights for the quiz show Decimate, which was created by CPL Productions, to Shine France. Decimate sees a team of three players answering questions in order to preserve as much cash as possible. Each time a question is answered incorrectly, the prize ...

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