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Global Agency’s Latest Buzz

Izzet Pinto, the CEO of Global Agency, shares with us the new trends that he's seen in the marketplace. Pinto knows a thing or two about stirring up buzz. From controversial formats to attention-getting marketing stunts to over-the-top parties, the company has been a talking point of the global format ...

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Eden Gaha

Eden Gaha, the president of Shine America, shares with TV Formats some insight on developing The Face and adapting properties from Shine’s global network for the U.S. market. TV FORMATS: The Face was the first Shine U.S. original to be adapted internationally. Were you thinking about potential international versions during ...

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Avi Nir

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Formats. Israel’s Keshet Media Group has been drawing considerable attention in the last few years. Its groundbreaking drama Hatufim (Prisoners of War), which depicts the life of Israeli prisoners of war once they return home, served as inspiration for ...

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American Dream

The U.S. is becoming increasingly open to adapting international formats, most recently with scripted and interactive programs. For a long time, the U.S. has been one of the most coveted markets for format distributors—and also one of the hardest to crack. But things are beginning to change in the country ...

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Televisa’s Format Focus

While telenovelas have long been considered the star product of Latin America’s audiovisual exports, formats are coming into the spotlight. Televisa Internacional, for instance, has ramped up this part of its catalogue considerably. In January of last year, the company agreed to a format joint venture with the Spanish production ...

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Formats Drive Growth for DRG

Headquartered in London's Covent Garden, DRG is an independent distributor that was founded by CEO Jeremy Fox back in 2007. Last year, 92.4 percent of the company was acquired by Modern Times Group (MTG), which was "wonderful news," according to Andrea Jackson, DRG's managing director of acquisitions and formats. "We ...

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TV Formats: 2013 Year in Review

TV Formats takes a look back at the headline-making deals and buzz-generating concepts that shook up the format industry in 2013. While the U.S., the U.K. and the Netherlands have long been regarded as creative hot spots, 2013 certainly showed the format market that good ideas can come from anywhere. ...

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Real or Fake?

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Formats. Constructed reality, mixing high drama and real-life scenarios, has been gaining in popularity across the globe. While reality television continues to dominate the screens of millions around the globe, it has been given a bit of a facelift ...

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Nutopia Retells The Story of Us

When America The Story of Us aired as a six-night mini-series back in 2010, it broke ratings records on HISTORY. The epic TV event tells the story of how the country was created, using dramatic recreations, highly realistic CGI, and insights from some of the nation's most respected people. The ...

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Fashion Forward

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Formats. Fashion-based formats are using social media to deepen audience engagement and creating commercial opportunities for broadcasters and advertisers. The fashion industry was once considered a snobbish and somewhat reclusive outlet, where there was a clear divide between those ...

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