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Discovery Canada to Air Adaptation of Norwegian Format

TORONTO: Bell Media’s Discovery Channel Canada and Insight Productions have revealed that production has commenced on an English-language version of the NRK format Never Ever Do This at Home. The adaptation will be hosted by Teddy Wilson, co-host of the entertainment talk show Innerspace, and Norm Sousa, a comedian known for The Sketchersons, ...

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Exit Sold to Four New Countries

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights, the distribution arm of the newly formed Sparks Eccho, has scored a round of format pickups for the game show Exit, which is being adapted in four new countries. MME Entertainment, a subsidiary of ALL3MEDIA in Germany, went for the show, which was also picked up by ...

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M6 Orders The Taste for Local Production

MUNICH: The new cooking competition The Taste has been licensed to M6 for a local French adaptation. The show, which features four chefs relying only on their taste buds to select the next culinary superstar, was created by Kinetic Content, Red Arrow’s U.S. production company. The format deal for the ...

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Trio of Deals for Keshet’s Master Class

LONDON: Keshet International’s Master Class, a musical talent format, has been licensed for adaptation in three territories across Europe. The 12×1-hour show was licensed to NICE in Norway and Sweden, and to unspecified Hungarian channel. Master Class, produced by Tedy Productions, features kids singing classic songs without receiving negative feedback or ...

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ABC Adds Pair of Shark Tank Episodes

BURBANK: ABC has added another two episodes to the 2012-2013 season of Shark Tank, a hit reality series inspired by the Japanese Dragons’ Den format. Shark Tank is produced by Sony Pictures Television. The show’s 2012-2013 season will now contain a total of 24 episodes. Shark Tank, which currently airs on Fridays ...

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FOX Picks Up X Factor for Third Season

LOS ANGELES: A third season of The X Factor has been ordered by FOX, which will begin airing the live shows from season two on November 1. Season to date the show is averaging a 3.9 rating among adults 18 to 49 and 10.6 million total viewers. It is a ...

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Video Interview: FremantleMedia’s Rob Clark

NEW YORK: Rob Clark, the director of global entertainment development at FremantleMedia, discusses the company’s new innovative formats, iconic brands and global partnerships in this video interview.   One of the largest creators and producers of entertainment content in the world, FremantleMedia has a number of iconic brands to its ...

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The Audience Travels to Canada

LONDON: Corus Entertainment’s W Network has commissioned a local version of The Audience, created by The Garden and sold by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Force Four Entertainment will be working on the show’s Canadian treatment, which will feature six hour-long episodes to air in 2013. The Canadian commission follows on The ...

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CBS to Bring British Baking Competition to the U.S.

LOS ANGELES: CBS has ordered a new reality show, tentatively titled Bake Off, based on the U.K. format The Great Bake Off. Skilled amateur Americans will take part in baking challenges that will ultimately determine a winner. For the U.S., the show is produced by Love Productions USA with Richard ...

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