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Target Scores Rights to Storage Hunters Format

LONDON: Target Entertainment has picked up the international format and finished-program rights to the T Group Production series Storage Hunters, which is produced for the U.S. network truTV. Target has sold the series to Dave in the U.K., SBS in the Netherlands and Canadian channel OLN, which will all launch ...

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TV Formats: 2011 Year in Review

NEW YORK: TV Formats takes a look back at the highlights of the format industry in 2011. The last few years had seen rapid consolidation shaking up the format landscape, though 2011 was much quieter in this arena, with only a handful of smaller mergers and acquisitions taking place. Endemol ...

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TV Formats: Top Interviews of 2011

NEW YORK: TV Formats profiled a number of leading executives from the formats arena in 2011. Here’s an opportunity to catch up on some of the interviews you might have missed. Nigel Lythgoe The executive producer of American Idol and creator of So You Think You Can Dance shares his ...

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EcchoLine Scores Deals for Celeb Version of Peking Express

BRUSSELS: EcchoMedia’s EcchoLine production unit has closed its first international deals for Stripped Celebrity Race, the celebrity version of the international reality format Peking Express. The celebrity version of the series has been picked up in Belgium (RTL TVi), Portugal (TVI, Endemol) and Morocco (2M). Peking Express is an adventure ...

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Dori Media Group Sells First Love Format

TEL AVIV: Dori Media Group has sold the format of season one of First Love to AB Groupe in France and to TET TV in Ukraine. First Love is a cross-platform format with 150 short movies documenting real teenage love stories. In addition to AB Groupe and TET TV, the ...

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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’s Galileo Set for Trio of New Territories

MUNICH: The SevenOne International sciencetainment format Galileo is to premiere on the Estonian free-TV channel Kanal 2, following its success on the digital channel Kanal 12, along with further treatments set for Bulgaria and Lithuania. Kanal 2 will air the Estonian version of Galileo, hosted by Tanel Talve, once a ...

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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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