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Case Study: Got Talent

With 67 local versions around the world, Got Talent has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most successful reality TV format. Co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, the format is gearing up to celebrate its tenth anniversary in the U.S., which was the first country ...

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Red Arrow International’s Social Experiment Formats

There’s a new type of format that’s been making its way into the cultural zeitgeist: social experiments. Red Arrow International has several of these shows in its catalogue, including Married at First Sight and Lost in Love, and has seen the genre gaining in international popularity as of late. There’s ...

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New Formats at NATPE

As NATPE kicks off tomorrow in Miami, TV Formats Weekly speaks with a range of distributors about new formats on offer. Many distribution executives have been reporting an uptick in interest from Latin American broadcasters for importing format concepts. Given the heavy attendance of LatAm buyers at NATPE, the Fontainebleau ...

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Case Study: Gogglebox

The Gogglebox format brings viewers into the living rooms of ordinary TV viewers to catch their reactions to the latest programs. Backed by this strikingly simple premise, the show has traveled to more than 25 international broadcasters, thanks to sales from all3media international. The format was originally produced by Studio ...

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Exporting Ideas from South Korea

Alex Oe, the director of sales and acquisition at CJ E&M Corporation, talks to TV Formats Weekly about the company’s format success. Although formats only represent a small part of CJ E&M Corporation’s overall catalogue, they are still a very important part of the company’s business. “We like to select ...

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Case Study of Crack Them Up

Nicola Söderlund, the managing partner at Eccho Rights, talks to TV Formats Weekly about the comedy competition format Crack Them Up. The comedy panel format Crack Them Up features a simple premise: ordinary people get the opportunity to make comedians laugh. If they succeed in doing so, they can win ...

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ATF Format Focus

Ahead of the Asia TV Forum, TV Formats Weekly spoke with a range of distributors about the new formats being presented for AsiaPac buyers. This year’s Asia TV Forum (ATF) gets under way next Tuesday and a number of distributors heading to the event will be presenting new format concepts. ...

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Passion Distribution’s Format Plans

Passion Distribution has been active in the format market for some time now, but has recently aimed to ramp up its activities in this space. To support these efforts, Passion hired format veteran Elin Thomas this summer as its global head of sales. Thomas joined the company after 18 years ...

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Studio Glam Keeps It in the Family

Ami Glam has had a long and successful career in the Israeli television business. He spent five years as the head of entertainment and reality at Keshet, Channel 2. Prior to this, he was with the Israeli broadcaster Reshet. In 2013, he decided to parlay his expertise in Israeli entertainment ...

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Global Agency’s Izzet Pinto on MIPCOM Trends

Following a busy week of conversations and deal-making at MIPCOM, Izzet Pinto, the founder and CEO of Global Agency, saw several new emerging trends in the format business. Notably, he says, there is a greater appetite for access prime-time projects. “In the last few markets, buyers were concentrating on prime-time ...

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