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Japanese b’casters team for MIPTV Treasures

Eight Japanese broadcasters are once again joining forces to jointly launch new shows and formats at MIPTV under the Treasure Box Japan (TBJ) initiative. TBJ comprises NHK, NEP, Nippon, TV Asahi, TBS, TV Tokyo, Fuji and YTV, and the group is jointly coming to market for the seventh time. “While Japanese formats were selling ever […]

Japanese broadcasters prep MIPTV Treasure Box

Japan’s leading broadcasters will launch a slate of new formats at MIPTV under the Treasure Box Japan banner. The eight-strong group of channels – NHK, Nippon TV, TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo, Fuji TV, Asahi, ABC Japan and Yomiuri TV – will all take part in the fifth edition of the Treasure Box Japan initiative, […]

Fox champions Eccho’s Japanese format

US broadcast network will premiere a local version of Japanese format Beat the Champions later this month. The 21st Century Fox-owned network has struck a deal wit format distributor Eccho Rights for the show, and will run a primetime special on June 30. The format, originally from TV Asahi, see select amateurs pit themselves against […]

Canal+ secures new electric motorsport coverage

French pay TV operator Canal+ has secured rights to Formula E motorsport, the new category that pits all-electric cars against each other, for the next three seasons. Following a deal brokered by MP & Silva, Canal+ will televise live races for distribution in France, Andorra and Monaco. The Formula 1 Association has already struck a […]

Israel’s Gil has most-watched MIP format For Real

Gil Productions’ Are You For Real? was the most-screened show at the MIPFormats event in Cannes this past weekend. The gameshow was the most-watched by buyers over the course of the fomats event. By programming category, gameshows were the second most popular genre behind entertainment projects. Reality shows were third most popular ahead of scripted […]

WBITVP show is No Brainer for BNN

A Dutch broadcaster has commissioned a local version of TV Asahi and Warner Bros. International Television Production-developed game show No Brainer. BNN’s ten-episode season will launch on Monday and run until August 30, produced by WBITVP-owned Dutch prodco BlazHoffski. The deal marks the first international commission of the show, which is based on TV Asahi’s […]

MIPTV News: Japanese Treasure Box opening again at MIPTV

Japan’s leading free-to-air broadcasters will launch a raft of new formats at MIPTV under the Treasure Box Japan banner. Backed by the Japanese government, the group embarked on a formats push at MIPCOM and will follow that up and introduce a range of new content in Cannes later this month. Treasure Box Japan comprises public […]

WBITVP to launch Speed King remake

Warner Bros International Television Production will launch a UK pilot based on Japanese quiz format Speed King at MIPTV next month. Wall to Wall, part of Warner Bros-owned Shed Media, produced the pilot, which has been adapted for US and European audiences and will known as No Brainer. WBITVP will be in Cannes shopping the […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]