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A+E Networks’ Format Fervor

The reality series Pawn Stars, which airs on HISTORY in the U.S., has had resounding international success. Produced by Leftfield Pictures, the show features the activities inside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a family-run business in Las Vegas led by patriarch Richard “The Old Man” Harrison, his ...

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BBC Worldwide Entertains with Shiny-Floor Formats

The celebrity entertainment show Tumble is the latest in a long line of shiny-floor formats for BBC Worldwide. Produced by BBC Productions, the series sees ten celebrities being pushed to their physical limits in a range of gymnastic and circus-inspired disciplines. The stars are paired with a professional gymnast/performer and ...

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Case Study: Married at First Sight

The extreme social-experiment format Married at First Sight, sold by Red Arrow International, follows six singles who agree to get legally married the moment they first meet. A panel of experts—psychologists, anthropologists, members of a church—creates what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. After several weeks ...

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Fredrik af Malmborg

The tagline of Eccho Rights is “Empowering creativity worldwide.” It seeks to do this by offering a genuine partnership to producers who need help navigating the complex global content landscape. As the managing director of Eccho Rights, Fredrik af Malmborg has a front-row seat to witnessing the latest developments and ...

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An Asian Spin on Novelas

Looking to further expand its format business, Azteca inked a deal with the Malaysian pay-TV platform Astro for the local adaptation of Mexican novelas. Announced at MIPTV, the pact sees local outfit Global Station adapting novelas from the deep library of Mexican broadcaster Azteca for Astro Bella, the Malaysian platform’s ...

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Tom Colicchio

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Formats. Tom Colicchio has been cooking since he was a child. A passion that started at home with his mother and grandmother turned into a drive to excel. He went on to open restaurants in several cities, including Gramercy ...

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Nordic World’s Global Ambitions

After having long been dedicated exclusively to the Nordic region, Nordic World has been building out its borders as of late. The company—a program-sales cooperation owned by TV4 in Sweden and TV 2 in Norway—recently signed a slew of deals that extend its business globally. This includes a recent acquisition ...

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Format Frenzy

Broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe are opening up to new format genres. While the TV markets across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have faced some hard economic times, the demand for local programming has kept the region’s format business buoyant. Distributors are even breaking into new CEE territories and ...

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Neil Bailey on all3media international’s
 Format Strategy

Neil Bailey, the commercial director of all3media international, speaks with TV Formats about the company’s activities in the formats arena. Around one-third of all3media international’s catalogue is devoted to formats, according to Neil Bailey, the company’s commercial director. The portfolio spans such genres as constructed reality, factual entertainment and scripted, including ...

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Keshet International’s Star Rises

On June 22, the interactive singing competition Rising Star makes its U.S. debut on ABC. The American treatment of the format features country-music star Brad Paisley, pop sensation Kesha and hip-hop artist Ludacris on the expert panel, with singer/songwriter Josh Groban as the host. Keshet International is eyeing further sales ...

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