More MasterChef Headed to Keshet 12 in Israel


Keshet Media Group has inked a new deal with Endemol Shine Group for six more seasons of MasterChef for Keshet 12.

The new agreement will bring the show through seasons nine to 14 on Keshet 12. The eighth season of the format was the fourth most-watched show on Israeli TV in 2019, with an average rating of 20.5 percent and share of 33.6 percent. 2019 marked the most successful year to date for MasterChef, with 53 productions across 35 markets.

Mark Lawrence, executive director for EMEA at Endemol Shine International, said: “To have Keshet 12 renew and order a further six seasons is a testament to the format’s enduring appeal and global audience. We are thrilled that Keshet is giving Israeli audiences the opportunity to enjoy the culinary hit for years to come.”

Ilanit ST Hirsh, head of programs and acquisitions at Keshet 12 Broadcasting, said: “MasterChef is one of Israel’s most favorite and successful TV brands that after eight seasons is still leading the rating charts. We thank all of our good partners along the way with whom we can reinvent the format even in advanced seasons, year after year.”