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Making Moves Across EMEA

Elin Thomas, the VP of format licensing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at BBC Worldwide, shares with TV Formats Weekly some of the emerging trends across the region. Format sales for BBC Worldwide across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have been going strong, according to Elin ...

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Scripting Success

Paul Gilbert, the senior VP of international formats at CBS Studios International, talks about the success of selling scripted formats globally.   The beloved ’50s sitcom The Honeymooners made an indelible mark on TV pop culture in the U.S., providing plenty of laughs with the comedic stylings of Jackie Gleason ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight III

The last in a trio of spotlights, TV Formats Weekly speaks with another set of distributors about their formats business in Central and Eastern Europe. Sony Pictures Television Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has sold a number of formats into the region, including both scripted and non-scripted titles. “Business is good,” ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight II

TV Formats.ws continues its series of spotlights ahead of NATPE Budapest, talking to distributors about their format business in Central and Eastern Europe. SevenOne International “Development in TV globally has taken more than 60 years; for historical reasons, the CEE region did it in 20 years—they have caught up with ...

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NATPE Budapest Spotlight

The first in a series of spotlights, TV Formats Weekly talks to a number of distributors ahead of NATPE Budapest about format sales in the region. ALL3MEDIA International Sabrina Duguet, the VP of international formats sales at ALL3MEDIA International, has found that CEE buyers have become less risk-averse when it ...

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Getting the American Treatment

Looking at the new and returning format-based titles on the U.S. networks’ 2012-13 schedules. Last week, the big five U.S. networks unveiled the new programming on their 2012-13 schedules. However, not all the concepts are “new” exactly, as a number of these series have been adapted from shows abroad. In ...

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Case Study: Warner Bros.’ The Bachelor

It was ten years ago when eligible bachelors in the U.S. started to search for their dream girl on the reality show The Bachelor. The show has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Canada marks the 25th territory to produce its own local version, with Warner Bros. International Television ...

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MIPTV: The Week in Formats

TV Formats.ws recaps the format deals that made headlines at MIPTV last week. Outlining the irreversible trends that are transforming television and boding well for producers in 2012, FremantleMedia CEO Tony Cohen pointed to the "the inexorable acceleration of the global entertainment format business” in an address at MIPTV. Speaking ...

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Say It Again

Despite the challenges associated with scripted formats, they are in high demand around the world. In 2010, the American TV director, producer and writer Philip Rosenthal made a Sony Pictures Entertainment theatrical documentary about the trials and tribulations of producing a local-language sitcom in Russia. Called Exporting Raymond, the film ...

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Talpa’s Talent Showcase Continues

Talpa will be introducing a record number of new formats at this year’s MIPTV, according to Maarten Meijs, Talpa Distribution’s managing director. Although still flying high around the globe with the singing competition The Voice, the company will introduce The Winner is…, the latest of its prime-time vocal-talent shows, this ...

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