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New Reality Format from Pilgrim Studios & Yoshimoto

LOS ANGELES: Pilgrim Studios and Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo have come together to create the new reality format Japan’s Luckiest Person, which will air initially on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Japan. Japan’s Luckiest Person is a reality competition show that features contestants competing against each other in completely chance-based challenges, ...

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SevenOne Sells Culinary Game Show into Turkey

MUNICH: SevenOne International has sold the production rights for the culinary game show format Mama’s Big Cook-Off to GiFT Productions in Turkey. The series, created by Red Arrow, combines the nostalgia of home cooking with a competition element. Two mothers compete against each other in cooking their son’s favorite meal, ...

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Global Agency to Rep Coyote Catalogue

ISTANBUL: Global Agency has been named the exclusive distribution partner of the French production company Coyote. Global Agency will represent Coyote’s catalogue of original formats, including The Hand, Who’s the Best and Mysterious Night Show. Coyote will be given a first-look at all of Global Agency’s new content before it ...

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ALL3MEDIA Format Gets Dutch Pickup

LONDON: ALL3MEDIA International’s format Shampoo Wars has been licensed into the Netherlands for Net 5. Shampoo Wars, originally made in the U.K. by Splash Media for E4, was produced locally as Next Hair Guru by CCCP.tv for broadcaster Net 5. The series features hair stylists competing for a glamorous position ...

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The Voice UK Confirms Coaches

LONDON: Music legend Tom Jones and The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue have signed on as coaches for BBC One’s The Voice UK, taking the remaining two slots on the panel alongside Jessie J and will.i.am. Jones rose to fame in the mid-’60s with the hit "It’s Not Unusual." He has ...

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Banijay Secures New Deal for Format

PARIS/COPENHAGEN: Banijay International has licensed its game-show format Honey, Pack the Bags! to the Ukrainian broadcaster Novy TV. Thirteen hour-long episodes of the series will soon go into production to air in a weekly prime-time slot in early 2012. Honey, Pack the Bags! is an Air Productions format, created by ...

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Global Agency Picks Up New Talent Format

ISTANBUL: Global Agency has secured the international distribution rights to the music talent format Rise or Fall from Germany’s Constantin Entertainment. In Rise or Fall, singers compete across a range of musical genres to win a recording contract and a national concert tour, but judges and viewers have the power ...

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Will.i.am On Board for The Voice UK

LONDON: The multi-platinum selling artist, producer and songwriter Will.i.am, who is also a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas, is the second coach confirmed for the U.K. version of The Voice. Will.i.am joins Jessi J on the judging panel. The remaining two celebrity coaches will be announced in the ...

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FremantleMedia Enters Development Pact with Japan’s Asahi

LONDON: FremantleMedia is to comb the catalogue of Japan’s Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in an effort to identify shows with international format potential.  FremantleMedia will review the channel’s library, and the two will work together to develop certain programs into global formats. FremantleMedia already has a similar pact in place ...

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SevenOne Inks Deal for My Man Can

MUNICH: SevenOne International has sold the game-show format My Man Can to LNK TV in Lithuania, where the show is to air as Mano Vyras Gali in January 2012. My Man Can, produced by Redseven Entertainment, features four women who gamble on their man’s ability to accomplish certain tasks. If ...

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