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Skai TV brings ITV Studios’ ‘I’m A Celebrity…’ format to Greece

Skai TV in Greece has commissioned the first local adaptation of ITV Studios format I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! for broadcast in the fall. The order makes this the 17th territory to adapt the format, with the Greek version to be produced by Acun Medya, and filmed in the Dominican Republic. The deal follows […]

Turkey’s Acun Medya takes ‘I Can See Your Voice’ from CJENM’s Eccho Rights

Turkey’s Acun Medya has taken domestic remake rights to hit Korean singing format I Can See Your Voice for its TV8 network. The show, which was created by Seon-young Lee and debuted on Korean entertainment channel MNET in 2015, requires guests to guess whether contestants are good singers or bad singers, based only on their looks. It […]

ITVS spins ‘The Voice’ with new rap version, acquired by Turkish SVOD Exxen

ITV Studios (ITVS) has unveiled a spin-off from singing competition format The Voice, which will focus on aspiring rap artists. The Voice Rap will see aspiring talent attempting to impress their coaches with their distinctive styles, rhythm and poetry before facing a judging panel. ITVS described the format as a “digital first music competition” that had been developed specifically for […]

Acun Medya taps int’l head from Simon Cowell banner

Acun Medya Global has hired Syco Entertainment’s head of international, George Levendis (pictured), as its chief operations officer. Levendis has been with Syco, the Simon Cowell joint venture with Sony, since January 2011. He oversaw all aspects of its international operations including the expansion of 50 versions of Got Talent and X Factor formats globally. […]

News brief: Telefe brings Rising Star to Argentina

Argentinian broadcaster Telefe has okayed a local version of Keshet International-sold format Rising Star. A 24x90mins run of the interactive singing talent show will launch in the fall of this year. Telefe already runs a version of Talpa format The Voice. Yesterday, Acun Medya was confirmed as buying Rising Star for Turkey, though no broadcaster […]

Rising Star blossoms in Turkey

Israeli singing format Rising Star has been picked up the prodco behind Turkish remakes of The Voice and Got Talent. Acun Medya will produce a local version of the talent show, which has already sold to the likes of ITV in the UK and ABC in the US. No Turkish broadcaster is attached at the […]