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WDR mediagroup Brings German Successes to the World

The German public-broadcasting group Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) has been operating for 60 years, serving the country’s TV and radio communities with original content. WDR mediagroup (WDRmg) was formed later as its commercial subsidiary, focused on marketing and selling WDR programs as well as content from other partners. “WDR mediagroup has ...

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Keshet International’s Sebastian Burkhardt Talks Formats

Format buyers, by and large, have a clear vision of the types of projects that best fit the brands they’re acquiring for, and what will and won’t work for them. However, sometimes it pays to go off-piste, suggests Sebastian Burkhardt, head of business development and acquisitions at Keshet International, whose ...

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Case Study: Dori Media Group’s In Treatment

Dori Media Group’s Nadav Palti talks to TV Formats Weekly about the company’s scripted drama In Treatment, which has been adapted to critical acclaim worldwide. A charismatic therapist (who himself is seeking therapy) is at the heart of Dori Media Group’s In Treatment, a brainy drama that has been successfully ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

TV Formats Weekly takes a look at the format highlights to come out of this year’s MIPCOM. Partnerships and cross-border collaborations were the big stories in the format space last week in Cannes, as companies look to work together to see if they can collectively come up with that ever-elusive ...

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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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