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Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]

TBI Weekly: the Mouse chases the Fox

It was revealed this week that Fox has been in talks with Disney about selling some of its content assets to the Mouse House. Fox would put most of its entertainment business on the table, including the Hollywood studio, FX and National Geographic, its stake in European satcaster Sky and Indian pay TV business Star. But, why […]

TBI Weekly: OTT players threaten British content

This week ended with BBC chief Tony Hall once again warning of the threat OTT players such as Netflix and Amazon present for UK original content. Hall said: “The reality is that their investment decisions are increasingly likely to focus on a narrow range of very expensive, very high-end content – big bankers that they can […]

TBI Weekly: Uncertainty ahead for DHX

After weak quarterly financials, Canada’s DHX Media is eyeing a sale or merger of the business, which owns kids hits from the Teletubbies to In the Night Garden. The move was a shock to the wider children’s TV community. The Canadian company’s revenue of C$298.7 million (US$239 million) missed analysts lowest estimates for its fourth quarter […]

Fox confirms Israeli format, eyes new King of the Hill

US broadcaster Fox has confirmed its local remake of Israeli singing competition show The Final Four, and is considering a reboot of animated comedy King of the Hill. Both announcements came during the network’s Television Critics Association event in LA. The singing series will be known as The Four and will compete with its former […]

Armoza’s People’s Choice licensed in India

Armoza Formats’ entertainment show The People’s Choice has been commissioned for a first season by India’s Asianet and will be produced by Big Synergy. Asianet, a Malayalam-language general entertainment channel owned by Star TV India, is slated to air the local adaptation of 36 episodes from mid-July 2017. The interactive format will be aired three […]

360 Powwow to distribute Sex Tape in Lat Am

Miami’s Powwow 360 has acquired Latin American distribution rights to Armoza Formats’ Sex Tape. The deal covers Argentina, Chile, Peru and Colombia, and comes with the caveat that celebrity sexologist Alessandra Rampolla will host future adaptations. She is best known for series such as Fox Life’s School for Husbands and School for Mothers in Law, […]

ProSieben books Play Date with Armoza

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has returned from MIPTV with a commission a new docu-reality series from Tel Aviv-based Armoza Formats. Play Date sees two families, previously unknown to each other, watching their children from a hidden vantage point. They watch the dynamics before everyone scores the play date, with the week’s top-rated experience winning an indulgent vacation […]

Armoza, Tresor prepare German Sex Tape

Armoza is teaming with Tresor TV again, with the Munich-based prodco working on a local version of the Israeli firm’s Sex Tape format. The pair are already working together on the Curvy Supermodel format, which is on RTL2 in Germany. Tresor has now optioned Sex Tape for its home country and will shop a German […]

European deals for Curvy Supermodel format

Armoza’s Curvy Supermodel format has been picked up in Spain and optioned in France. The show was launched internationally at MIPCOM and has sold into several territories since, with Mediaset España the latest buyer. In France, FremantleMedia has optioned the format. Spanish media giant Mediaset España has taken the finished version of the show and […]