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Talpa Global’s Maarten Meijs

Talpa Media was in the headlines recently, when it was announced that ITV is acquiring the company (and for quite a large sum). The business is, indeed, a valuable one, as it is the powerhouse behind some of the biggest entertainment formats in the business, including The Voice. Maarten Meijs, ...

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NBC’s Paul Telegdy

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Formats. From The Voice to Got Talent to The Biggest Loser, NBC is the U.S. home to some of the world’s biggest entertainment format brands. Joining that mix soon will be the long-awaited American adaptation of the veteran British ...

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Jane the Virgin’s Jennie Snyder Urman

Jennie Snyder Urman had already created the series Emily Owens, M.D. for The CW when she heard about an unusual project, one based on a Venezuelan telenovela. Intrigued, she quickly fell in love with the genre and jumped right into creating an American adaptation, Jane the Virgin. TV FORMATS: How did you start adapting ...

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Armoza Formats’ Avi Armoza

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Formats. It has been almost a decade since Avi Armoza founded Armoza Formats as a venture to represent original ideas from Israel. Today, the company that Armoza runs as CEO is one of the leading independents in the format ...

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Simon Andreae

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Formats. Since its inception, FOX in the U.S. has rarely shied away from trying out new, sometimes controversial, genre-pushing reality concepts. Last year, when the network was in need of a new unscripted programming chief, it found in Simon ...

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FOX’s Simon Andreae

Since its inception, FOX in the U.S. has rarely shied away from trying out new, sometimes controversial, genre-pushing reality concepts. Last year, when the network was in need of a new unscripted programming chief, it found in Simon Andreae an executive with a very similar reputation. A well-known face in ...

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Armoza Formats’ Avi Armoza

It has been almost a decade since Avi Armoza founded Armoza Formats as a venture to represent original ideas from Israel. Today, the company that Armoza runs as CEO is one of the leading independents in the format business, representing a portfolio of titles from his home market and beyond. ...

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Fredrik af Malmborg

The tagline of Eccho Rights is “Empowering creativity worldwide.” It seeks to do this by offering a genuine partnership to producers who need help navigating the complex global content landscape. As the managing director of Eccho Rights, Fredrik af Malmborg has a front-row seat to witnessing the latest developments and ...

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Tom Colicchio

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV Formats. Tom Colicchio has been cooking since he was a child. A passion that started at home with his mother and grandmother turned into a drive to excel. He went on to open restaurants in several cities, including Gramercy ...

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Nordic World’s Global Ambitions

After having long been dedicated exclusively to the Nordic region, Nordic World has been building out its borders as of late. The company—a program-sales cooperation owned by TV4 in Sweden and TV 2 in Norway—recently signed a slew of deals that extend its business globally. This includes a recent acquisition ...

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