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OWN orders Will Packer duo

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has ordered two new series from Straight Outta Compton producer Will Packer via his Will Packer Media banner. The series include soapy drama title Ambitions from Lionsgate and the unscripted dating series Ready to Love. Packer will serve as executive producer for both series. The new shows mark the first […]

Amazon Prime picks up Indian dating show Hear Me. Love Me.

Amazon Prime Video is to bring original reality series Hear Me. Love Me. to its platform, based on the concept of blind dating. The format takes a single female looking for love and sets her up on three dates. She’s not allowed to see what her dates look like, and will combine “modern day technology […]

C4 picks up Armoza’s Sex Tape

Channel 4 has commissioned Armoza Formats’ social experiment Sex Tape for broadcast later this year. The local adaptation will be produced by STV Productions and will be aired as a four-part series. Sex Tape will feature three couples each week who try and fix their relationships through sex therapy. They’ll film their love life for […]

Jersey Shore comeback hits ratings high

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is the latest show bringing back the Shore franchise, and it opened with strong ratings for its premier last Thursday. After a five-year break, the latest edition brought in an average of 2.5 million viewers for MTV. This pulled a 1.5 rating among the 18-49 demographic. While this is not unprecedented […]

CJ E&M claims format infringement by China’s iQiyi

During a panel event at the MIPTV television conference and market in Cannes, Korea’s CJ E&M claimed that it had proof of copyright infringement of its talent show Produce 101 by China’s iQiyi. Using analysis, administered by the format recognition and protection association (FRAPA), CJ E&M says that Idol Producer by iQiyi has reached the […]

SBT Brazil to revive Endemol Shine’s Deal or No Deal

Endemol Shine gameshow Deal or No Deal is returning to Brazil after a seven-year absence. The show, which last aired in Brazil between 2006 and 2011, will be on SBT later this year. SBT also aired the show last time round (four seasons, 250 episodes). Overall, Deal or No Deal is set to return to […]

BBC to launch dance format with Simon Cowell’s Syco

The BBC has commissioned Simon Cowell’s (pictured) Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK’s Thames to produce a new Saturday night dance talent show. The Greatest Dancer, an 8×60 entertainment series, will feature a host of talent from across the world of dance give the performances of their lives in the hopes to become the UK’s Greatest […]

Keshet is on The Search with Youngest Media

Keshet International has teamed with indie entertainment studio Youngest Media to produce a brand new shiny-floor game show, The Search. The Search transforms the common word search puzzle into a physical game, which sees contestants attempt the game across a studio floor. But first, they must guess the correct answer to a range of questions […]

UKTV controller Emma Tennant passes away

The British television industry is today mourning the passing of the well liked UKTV controller Emma Tennant, who has died aged 49. Tennant (pictured) had fought a long battle with cancer, but sadly passed away on Tuesday. “Anyone who met Emma knew her to be one of the kindest, warmest and most nurturing people working […]

French consolidator Mediawan posts 2017 financials

Paris-listed production-distribution group Mediawan has reported its 2017 full year numbers. Both actual and pro forma results were included in results for the company, which launched at the end of 2015 as a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Actual results (including a nine-month consolidation of financials from Groupe AB, which it bought last year) show […]

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