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Adapting for Asia

Many distributors are reporting brisk business for selling formats across the Asia Pacific, giving those attending the Asia TV Forum (ATF) much to look forward to. Among them, CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has already established a strong track record in the region, having successfully sold titles such as Wheel of ...

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Zodiak Aims for Asia & Beyond

As Zodiak Rights gears up for this year's Asia TV Forum (ATF), format sales are top of mind. Naomi Koh, the company's VP of sales, says that she has seen an increase in the formats business in the Asia-Pacific region in the last year. Koh points to China, Vietnam, Thailand ...

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Michael McKay

Michael McKay, the president of activeTV, tells TV Formats about formatting big American shows and developing content that will resonate with audiences worldwide. With a list of credits that includes The Amazing Race Asia, Cash Cab Asia and Asia's Next Top Model, activeTV, based in Singapore and Melbourne, has emerged ...

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Case Study: Keshet International’s Rising Star

Ran Tellem, Keshet's VP of programming, talks to TV Formats about Rising Star, a new format in which viewers can use their mobile devices to instantaneously control the destiny of a talent show contestant. Distributed by Keshet International, Rising Star is a live singing competition that aims to find a country's ...

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Global Agency Continues to Focus on Growth

Following a successful MIPCOM, Izzet Pinto, the CEO of Global Agency, talks with TV Formats about what’s next for the company. Just as MIPCOM was kicking off its official first day, Hasbro Studios announced a deal to make Global Agency the exclusive international sales agent for the formats rights for ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

The flurry of format deals to come out of Cannes last week proves that there is a healthy market for both prime-time shiny-floor entertainment shows and scripted dramas. Both categories saw strong demand and from varied territories, including Asia, the MENA region and the much-coveted U.S. market. One of MIPCOM’s ...

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Avi Armoza on Israeli Innovation

Avi Armoza, the founder and CEO of Armoza Formats, talks about how despite its small size, with a population of only 8 million people, Israel has distinguished itself with its innovation. In recent years, in fact, many popular shows have originated in the Israeli market. For many producers it is ...

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John Pollak

John Pollak, the president of Electus International, talks to TV Formats about the company’s positioning in the market and its format slate. TV FORMATS: How are you positioning Electus International in the global formats marketplace? POLLAK: From the inception of Electus International, our mission statement has been to deliver the ...

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#Connected

Social media and interactivity are central to the success of a slew of format brands.   This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Formats.   TV audiences’ demand for nonlinear 360-degree formats is higher than ever. Formats with passionate fan bases, especially those with strong opinions ...

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Ready for Love

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Formats.   The business of love is a lucrative one. In the U.S., annual revenue from the online dating industry has topped the $1 billion mark. In the U.K., the volume of business is so significant that last year ...

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