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The Formats Project

Two years ago, Global Agency launched a worldwide competition in partnership with World Screen to find the most innovative new format concepts that could become international success stories. Hundreds of entries came pouring in for The Formats Project, and ultimately three ideas stood out above the rest. The winning submissions ...

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Ten Years of Armoza Formats

Avi Armoza, the founder and CEO of Israel-based Armoza Formats, speaks with TV Formats Weekly about the company’s ten years in the formats business, addressing what’s new, what has stayed the same and what to expect for the future. When Avi Armoza, the CEO of Armoza Formats, founded the company ...

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Televisa Internacional Game Shows

The format catalogue of Televisa Internacional has grown quite extensively in just a relatively short period of time. “In about a year and a half, we went from being a company that had four or five formats to now aiming to have at least 25 formats after this MIPCOM,” says ...

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Real Men Format on a Global Journey

Five everyday males undertake the challenge of transforming their health in the format Real Men, which is sold by Red Arrow International. The show follows the participants’ intense training regime, which includes physical challenges such as swimming and martial arts, as well as mental exercises, including meditation. “Men’s health and ...

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Case Study: Siblings

The tale of the Del Montes, five adopted brothers who discover an unknown sister after their father dies, first captivated Chilean audiences in 2008 through the TVN novela Siblings (Hijos del Monte). Since then, the brothers’ struggles and triumphs have replayed in localized versions throughout the world, with Telemundo Internacional ...

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ZDFE.entertainment Eyes Format Innovation

The entertainment division of ZDF Enterprises, ZDFE.entertainment, was launched about two years ago, and has been building steadily ever since. “We realized that format-based entertainment is very important on the international market as well as for our home broadcaster [ZDF],” says Sylvia Brucker, the VP of ZDFE.entertainment. Brucker explains that ...

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Screenz Merges TV Formats & Tech

When Screenz launched in 2012, its mission was to stand at the forefront of interactive television. Over the past three years, the company has delivered on this promise, developing second-screen products and cross-media formats with a slew of leading broadcasters and production companies around the world. “Screenz’s core team is ...

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BOOM! Explodes onto TV Screens Globally

Last Thursday night, FOX in the U.S. introduced the new summer game show BOOM! Based on an Israeli concept from Ido Rosenblum, July August Productions and Keshet Broadcasting, the show sees contestants snip different colored wires attached to “bombs” as their way of answering multiple-choice trivia questions. If they answer ...

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MIPTV: The Week in Formats

TV Formats Weekly takes a look at the format highlights to come out of this year’s MIPTV. This MIPTV proved to be a hot one for those working in the format business, with a ton of deals and partnerships announced throughout the week. One of the biggest trends to note ...

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