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Hell’s Kitchen, Dancing On Ice Being Adapted in CEE

LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment has licensed Hell’s Kitchen to be adapted for BTV in Lithuania and Dancing On Ice for an Estonian version on Kanal 2. A local production company will be working on the Lithuanian treatment for Hell’s Kitchen, which will launch in the country in September. The ...

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Video Interview: FremantleMedia’s Trish Kinane

NEW YORK: In this video interview, Trish Kinane, who is currently the president of worldwide entertainment at FremantleMedia and is soon transitioning to the role of president of entertainment programming at FremantleMedia North America, shares with us her view on some of the global trends in the format market.   ...

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Classic Game Show Match Game Being Revived in Canada

TORONTO: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has sold the rights for an English-language revival of the classic game show Match Game to Canada’s The Comedy Network. Shooting is slated to start this summer on 60 half-hour episodes. The show, which will launch on The Comedy Network in the fall, is being produced ...

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MasterChef Headed to Slovakia, Czech Republic

BUDAPEST: The MasterChef format is being localized in Slovakia and the Czech Republic with Markiza and TV Nova, through new agreements signed at NATPE Budapest by Shine International.  The format will air as a co-production on TV Nova in the Czech Republic and Markiza in Slovakia. Both broadcasters will give ...

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Dori Scores Renewal on Money Pump

TEL AVIV: Dori Media Group’s game show The Money Pump has been renewed for a second season by Israel’s Reshet Channel 2. Dori Media Darset and Tanin Productions will produce the ten episodes of the second season of the game show, which has been Channel 2’s most successful to date. The ...

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Zodiak Rights in Format Development Pact with Japanese Broadcaster

LONDON: Zodiak Rights has entered into an agreement with Japan’s Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to co-develop formats for the worldwide market. Zodiak Rights and its Creativity and Innovation Unit will work with the Japanese broadcaster to co-create, co-develop and co-produce unscripted entertainment formats. Successful concepts will be piloted at Japan’s ...

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Video Interview: Omri Marcus

NEW YORK: The Israeli entertainment producer Omri Marcus discusses with TV Formats his creative partnership with Red Arrow Entertainment Group and sheds light on what’s creating buzz in the format market nowadays.    It has been more than two years now since ProSiebenSat.1’s Red Arrow Entertainment Group struck up a ...

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SevenOne’s Culture Shock Format Set for Denmark

MUNICH: SevenOne International has licensed the format rights for Culture Shock: Norway into Denmark, where it will air on Kanal 5 under the local title Alt for Danmark.  Snowman Productions will be working on the local version. The original was created by Monster Entertainment and The Oxymorons. Culture Shock: Norway ...

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CBS Mocks ABC with Fake Dancing Rip-Off Series

LOS ANGELES: CBS has issued a faux press release announcing the development of a Dancing with the Stars rip-off show, Dancing on the Stars, to poke fun at ABC’s The Glass House. The phoney release comes after a judge denied a motion to block the launch of ABC’s The Glass ...

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