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Russia Displays an Appetite for The Taste

MUNICH: Red Arrow International has licensed the format rights for The Taste, a cooking competition, to the Russian free-TV broadcaster REN TV. The U.S. version of The Taste watches as food experts Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Brian Malarkey and Ludo Lefebvre search for the best cook in America. Originally created by Red ...

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Russia Signs Up for Banijay’s Diving Competition

LONDON: Banijay International has sold its Stars in Danger: The High Dive format to Channel One in Russia, where it will be adapted by Red Square. The free-to-air broadcaster commissioned eight hour-long episodes to air in a prime-time slot later this month. The format was recently adapted in Spain, with ...

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Sparks Eccho Group Sets Up Development Fund

STOCKHOLM: Sparks Eccho Group has launched a development fund in an effort to bring new formats to the market. The fund’s purpose will be to provide seed money to paper formats and existing ideas in order to pilot them and get them to a stage where they become solid business ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: FremantleMedia

CANNES: The number one entertainment show in Holland so far this year, Everybody Dance Now has been a Friday night success on RTL 4. The format, on offer from FremantleMedia, is “guaranteed to get the country off their couches and onto the dance floor,” says Rob Clark, the company’s director ...

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Demi Lovato Confirmed for X Factor U.S. Panel

LOS ANGELES: The singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato is returning for a second round on the judging panel of The X Factor on FOX. Lovato joined the show last season and served as a judge and mentor to the Young Adults category. Auditions for season three are currently under ...

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Preview for MIPFormats & MIPTV Now Available

NEW YORK: TV Formats has unveiled a multimedia Preview site for MIPFormats and MIPTV, delivering a video interview with the executive producer of Gossip Girl Acapulco, Q&As with Shine Group’s Alex Mahon and Prisoners of War’s Gideon Raff and features on the top five European formats and interactivity in entertainment ...

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MIPTV Spotlight: Eyeworks International Distribution

CANNES: The family-friendly Celebrity Splash watches well-known stars competing in a diving competition in front of a packed audience. The celebrities attempt backflips, somersaults and other complicated dives from staggering heights to impress judges and at-home viewers. Eyeworks International Distribution is licensing the rights for this format, making it available ...

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Global Agency to Rep Game-Show Format

ISTANBUL: Dot Productions has chosen Global Agency to internationally distribute The Legacy, a successful game-show format. As part of the deal, Global Agency will use MIPTV to start selling The Legacy into Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Ukraine, Israel, Scandinavia, ...

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