Reshet


Production hub for show at centre of IP battle

The producers of The Best of All gameshow are setting up a European production hub for the show. The news comes as Israeli free-TV broadcaster Reshet orders a second season of the shiny-floor show. The format is at the centre of an ongoing format dispute between its producer, FremantleMedia-owned Abot Hameiri, and Banijay Group, which […]

Banijay to counter claim in formats dispute

Banijay has issued a strongly-worded rebuttal to Abot Hameiri’s copyright infringement claim, and said it plans to counterclaim against the FremantleMedia-backed Israeli prodco. Banijay said it was “surprised and offended” by Abot Hameiri’s allegations, and, based upon the £40,000 (US$50,000) being sought, questioned whether the case is a “nothing more than a nuisance claim”. Production […]

Long Lost Family format finds new home

Finnish free-TV broadcaster Nelonen has ordered a local version of Long Lost Family, the Dutch-originated format in which people are reunited with long lost relatives. The Finnish deal comes as ITV orders a new season of the show, and TLC in the US extends its latest season order after the success of the first eight […]

Turner takes Israeli drama to Lat Am

Turner Broadcasting Latin America has acquired Israeli drama Mossad 101 (Hamidrasha) to air across the region on TNT Series. Mossad 101 is a thriller series from Sumayoko for Israeli broadcaster Reshet, which Endemol Shine International sells globally. The show centres around cadets at an elite training course for the Israeli secret service as they transform […]

ProSiebenSat.1 copros chief exiting

The senior VP of international coproduction and documentaries is exiting the German broadcast group in July. During his tenure Koby Gal-Raday expanded ProSieben’s international coproduction activities in scripted and factual, greenlighting a number of projects. He joined the firm in October 2014, and went on to initiate a worldwide open call for scripted series pitches, […]

ProSieben shakes up copro strategy with Gal-Raday hire

German free-to-air broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has appointed Reshet exec and the cofounder of Israeli producer July August to a new international coproduction role. Koby Gal-Raday will take the newly-created position of senior VP, international coproductions and documentaries. Gal-Raday cofounded Tel Aviv-based July August in 2004. The prodco is now part of Red Arrow, which is […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

MIPTV 2014: Endemol packs Host in the Box

Endemol’s MIPTV formats slate is headed by Israeli crowdfunding show Fundastic and German fish-out-of-water series Host in a Box. The format allows viewers to interact via a crowdfunding budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a panel of judges. The show was developed by Endemol Israel and Reshet, the Israeli commercial broadcaster that Endemol invested in late […]

Israel’s United Studios preps UK prodco acquisition

Israel’s oldest production studio is poised to move into the UK market and buy into a British producer, TBI has learned. United Studio’s parent Taya Media Group is identifying targets for the company to acquire as it looks to the international market for the next stage of its growth. Taya, which owns a stake in […]

ITVSGE prepares Israel’s Game of Chefs

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is launching an Israeli primetime cookery format. Game of Chefs comes from ITVSGE and Reshet’s development joint venture The Lab. It follows three chefs as they compete to find Israel’s best amateur cooking talent. The 20x60mins series comes from local Israeli prodco Constantine and is launching on January 19 ahead of […]