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Asian Format Focus: Keshet International

In the run-up to Asia TV Forum, TV Formats Weekly will be checking in with a number of distributors to see how their business is faring across the Asia-Pacific region. In this week’s edition, Alon Shtruzman, the managing director of Keshet International, tells us about the company’s plans for building ...

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Asian Format Focus: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

In the run-up to Asia TV Forum, TV Formats.ws will be checking in with a number of distributors to see how their business is faring across the Asia-Pacific region. In this week’s edition, Hyeonza Hong, the VP of sales for Asia for ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), tells Mansha ...

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Talpa’s Track Record Continues

Undoubtedly one of the biggest format successes in the last few years, The Voice has conquered nearly all corners of the globe. "There are only a few countries remaining that are still awaiting a local adaptation of The Voice," says Maarten Meijs, the managing director of Talpa Distribution. "It is, ...

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Case Study: The Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Mehmet Oz got his start in television as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he was presenting regular health and well-being segments. His advice became so popular that Winfrey convinced him to start his own talk show, and thus The Dr. Oz Show was born. The series ...

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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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