MIPTV Spotlight: dick clark productions international


CANNES: A top MIPTV highlight from dick clark productions international is Now That’s Funny!, its newest series with Jukin Media.

“This is not just another clip show, it is a prime-time franchise,” says Bob Kennedy, dick clark’s senior VP of sales and acquisitions.

Additionally, the company is offering format rights for Virtuosos, a music competition from Hungary. “We immediately saw its potential as a prime-time event series worldwide,” says Kennedy.

The slate also has live-event programming, including the Golden Globe Awards, Billboard Music Awards, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, American Music Awards and the musical event The Passion. “There are many new opportunities in this space for international broadcasters as we increase rights availabilities,” says Kennedy. “We want broadcasters and producers to realize we are creating a diverse, prime-time entertainment portfolio.”