Avi Armoza

Armoza opens up in Miami

Israel-based formats firm Armoza has opened a new Miami office to cover the Latin America region and US Hispanic market. Independently-owned Armoza has brought in Karina Dolgiej to run the new Lat-Am base. She will be sales director, and joins from TV Azteca’s distribution arm Comarex. “I am thrilled to be part of the creation […]

Armoza releases Valentine’s Sex Tape

Armoza is launching Sex Tape internationally, a new social experiment format in which couples reveal details of their most intimate moments. The show came through Armoza Formats’ Formagination pitching competition. It was created by sexologist Dr. Shelly Varod and sees an expert get to the root of relationship problems by probing them on their sex […]

Armoza names new head of sales

Israeli distributor Armoza Formats has appointed Sharon Levi as its head of sales, with another exec joining from London to oversee Asian sales as a result of her promotion. Levi has been handling English-language and Asian sales as sales executive since 2013, but will now oversee Armoza’s distribution team. At the same time, Louise Melzack […]

Armoza expands acquisitions team

Israel’s Armoza Formats has promoted sales executive Michal Itzhaki to an acquisitions role as it expands its ranks. Michal Itzhaki (pictured) has been named in the new role of acquisitions manager at the I Can Do That! distributor. She joined the company last year from Israeli cable platform Hot, where she managed acquisitions, marketing and […]

German nets salute Armoza’s Local Heroes

German pubcaster ARD has ordered a local version of the Local Heroes format, while German-language commercial rival ProSiebenSat.1 has taken the finished series. Israel-based Armoza distributes the format and struck the deals. The format follows the emergency services as they go about their daily work. It launched on VTM in Belgium as Local Heroes: Through […]

Chinese VOD net goes Running with Armoza

Chinese on-demand platform TV.Sohu is co-developing a lifestyle format about running with Israel’s Armoza Formats. The Running Show launched in Cannes this week at MIPTV after Sohu commissioned a first season, having been developed with Asian and international audiences in mind. Armoza has Chinese and international pilots for the market, with the full Chinese series […]

M6 cuts hairdressing format deal

French free-to-air broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of Armoza-distributed hairdressing format The Final Cut Down. The show came out of the Czech Republic where it is on TV Barrandov, and has run to 130 episodes on Star TV in Turkey. Stripped through the week, the show sees five hairdressers compete against the clock […]

NBC commissions Israeli gameshow

US broadcast network NBC has tapped Armoza Formats for a local version of entertainment show I Can Do That!. NBC stablemate Universal Television will produce a six-episode season, with the first going out as a two-hour special and the following five running to an hour. Live-studio format I Can Do That sees six celebrity cast […]

Armoza sells Who’s Asking? to Europe, Turkey

Companies in Europe and Turkey have picked up Armoza Formats’ interactive studio gameshow Who’s Asking?. A Prime Group in France, Flare Media in the Netherlands and HMO in Turkey have all gone for the show and will work up local versions. United Studios of Israel developed the format, which Armoza launched at MIPTV. The WIT […]

Brazilian channel goes Back to the Date

Brazil’s Rede Record has licensed a local version of Armoza Formats’ factual entertainment show Back to the Date. Rede is already preparing three other Armoza formats, I Can Do That!, which launches in April, ambush game show Special Delivery and reality dating show Nobody’s Perfect. Back to the Date, which Michael Yanai developed, sees ordinary […]