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Asian Spin

Formats remain an integral tool for Asian broadcasters looking to ramp up their local programming slates.

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On the Prowl

Joanna Stephens surveys leading format buyers around the world about what they’re on the lookout for. By and large, format buyers around the world know exactly what they don’t want. They don’t want fabricated stories with predictable outcomes. They don’t want shock for the sake of shock. They don’t want ...

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Spin to Win!

Producers and distributors are putting innovative new twists on the perennially popular genre of game-show formats. Long before the days of reality TV, viewers were flocking to their television sets to go along for the ride on a real-life emotional roller coaster with game-show contestants. The dramatic highs and lows ...

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Kid-Led Talent Formats

TV Formats Weekly speaks with a range of distribution executives about talent show formats that put children at the center of the action. There are plenty of talent show formats on the market that focus on adults, but grown-ups are not the only ones capable of commanding viewers’ attention. More ...

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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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Talking Back

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Formats. Is interactivity in formats just another buzzword or a critical component? Are we on the cusp of a revolution that will re-energize entertainment formats, stem the drift to digital and bring young audiences back to linear TV? Or ...

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