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John de Mol

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Formats.   John de Mol has spent his entire adult life working in television, first as an independent producer in his native Holland and then at Endemol, which he founded with Joop van den Ende and where he created ...

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Mark Burnett

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Formats.   It has been 12 years since Mark Burnett announced his arrival on the U.S. television scene with Survivor. An instant watercooler hit on CBS when it premiered, in 2000, the competition game show, based on a Swedish ...

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Gary Carter

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Formats.   While perhaps best known for its mammoth entertainment brands, FremantleMedia is the biggest producer of daily drama in Europe—an expertise that the company is keen to export into other regions. With long-running hits like Gute Zeiten, ...

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Karoline Spodsberg

This March marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of Banijay International. Led by Karoline Spodsberg, formerly the international director at Nordisk Film TV World, which is now part of the Banijay Entertainment Group, the distribution division grew by leaps and bounds within a short period of time. Spodsberg reflects ...

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Top TV Formats Interviews of 2011

TV Formats Weekly profiled a number of leading executives from the formats arena in 2011. As the year comes to a close, here’s an opportunity to catch up on some of the interviews you might have missed.    Nigel Lythgoe The executive producer of American Idol and creator of So ...

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Q&A: Ian Hogg

It’s been a strong year for FremantleMedia’s Asian business. Its meghit The X Factor premiered in China and India, while Got Talent rolled out in Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea, in addition to being renewed in China, India and the Philippines. All told, the company had more than 45 formats ...

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