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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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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

Last week’s MIPCOM market saw quite a lot of business generated within the formats industry. This included new agreements for long-running titles and deals for fresh format concepts, spanning both scripted and non-scripted offerings. FremantleMedia secured recommissions for its megahit entertainment behemoths Idols and Got Talent. As part of a ...

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World Screen Format Trendsetter Awards

For some 15 years, shows based on formats have been holding prized prime-time slots on broadcast outlets large and small all around the world. What started with Big Brother, Survivor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? evolved into Idols, Deal or No Deal, Got Talent and Come Dine with ...

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A+E Networks’ Format Fervor

The reality series Pawn Stars, which airs on HISTORY in the U.S., has had resounding international success. Produced by Leftfield Pictures, the show features the activities inside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a family-run business in Las Vegas led by patriarch Richard “The Old Man” Harrison, his ...

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BBC Worldwide Entertains with Shiny-Floor Formats

The celebrity entertainment show Tumble is the latest in a long line of shiny-floor formats for BBC Worldwide. Produced by BBC Productions, the series sees ten celebrities being pushed to their physical limits in a range of gymnastic and circus-inspired disciplines. The stars are paired with a professional gymnast/performer and ...

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