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Real or Fake?

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Formats. Constructed reality, mixing high drama and real-life scenarios, has been gaining in popularity across the globe. While reality television continues to dominate the screens of millions around the globe, it has been given a bit of a facelift ...

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Nutopia Retells The Story of Us

When America The Story of Us aired as a six-night mini-series back in 2010, it broke ratings records on HISTORY. The epic TV event tells the story of how the country was created, using dramatic recreations, highly realistic CGI, and insights from some of the nation's most respected people. The ...

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Adapting for Asia

Many distributors are reporting brisk business for selling formats across the Asia Pacific, giving those attending the Asia TV Forum (ATF) much to look forward to. Among them, CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has already established a strong track record in the region, having successfully sold titles such as Wheel of ...

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Fashion Forward

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Formats. Fashion-based formats are using social media to deepen audience engagement and creating commercial opportunities for broadcasters and advertisers. The fashion industry was once considered a snobbish and somewhat reclusive outlet, where there was a clear divide between those ...

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Zodiak Aims for Asia & Beyond

As Zodiak Rights gears up for this year's Asia TV Forum (ATF), format sales are top of mind. Naomi Koh, the company's VP of sales, says that she has seen an increase in the formats business in the Asia-Pacific region in the last year. Koh points to China, Vietnam, Thailand ...

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Case Study: Keshet International’s Rising Star

Ran Tellem, Keshet's VP of programming, talks to TV Formats about Rising Star, a new format in which viewers can use their mobile devices to instantaneously control the destiny of a talent show contestant. Distributed by Keshet International, Rising Star is a live singing competition that aims to find a country's ...

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Global Agency Continues to Focus on Growth

Following a successful MIPCOM, Izzet Pinto, the CEO of Global Agency, talks with TV Formats about what’s next for the company. Just as MIPCOM was kicking off its official first day, Hasbro Studios announced a deal to make Global Agency the exclusive international sales agent for the formats rights for ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Formats

The flurry of format deals to come out of Cannes last week proves that there is a healthy market for both prime-time shiny-floor entertainment shows and scripted dramas. Both categories saw strong demand and from varied territories, including Asia, the MENA region and the much-coveted U.S. market. One of MIPCOM’s ...

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Case Study: Trinny and Susannah: Inside Out

The fashionable duo of Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine served as the hosts and fashion advisors for the BBC series What Not to Wear for five years. The pair continues to perform makeovers, but of a more holistic kind in Trinny and Susannah: Inside Out, distributed by Armoza Formats. The ...

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Case Study: Master Class

Keren Shahar, the head of distribution and acquisitions for Keshet International, talks about the various adaptations for the musical talent show Master Class. First produced by Tedy Productions, Master Class is represented globally by Keshet International, the distribution division of Keshet Media Group. The musical talent show watches as four ...

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