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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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Global Agency’s MIPTV Ambitions

Last month at DISCOP Istanbul, Global Agency debuted its new reality singing format It’s Showtime, which garnered a great deal of interest for the company. “Many people came to me and said, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and to me, that shows it’s a good idea,” says Izzet Pinto, ...

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Case Study: Stand Up for Your Country

In the new prime-time entertainment series Stand Up for Your Country, singing duos made up of parents and their kids must perform in front of a packed studio audience with one goal in mind: get the audience to deliver a standing ovation in order to move to the next round. ...

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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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