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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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HOT!

Broadcasters across the globe are hungry for new twists on the cooking-competition genre.

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Format Fever

This article originally appeared in the ATF 2014 issue of TV AsiaPac. By all accounts, 2014 has been a transformative year for format distributors doing business in Asia. Even with the confusion over new regulations in China (more on that later), format sellers had a very lucrative past 12 months ...

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Perfect Pitch

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Formats. The battle between singing competition formats is heating up as new entrants take on established hits. It’s been 15 years since, as legend has it, Jonathan Dowling looked at global pop phenomena like the Spice Girls and thought, ...

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Return to Forever

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Formats. Even as they hunt for the next big idea in formats, distributors are committed to building brands that will return, year after year. Sometimes it helps to look back in order to move forward. In the ceaseless hunt ...

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Format Fever

Format distributors are upbeat about their AsiaPac businesses as they head into Asia TV Forum. By all accounts, 2014 has been a transformative year for format distributors doing business in Asia. Even with the confusion over new regulations in China (more on that later), format sellers had a very lucrative ...

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