Armoza Formats

Viewpoint: factual TV in a post truth world

Twenty-sixteen saw some fascinating and somewhat worrying developments in terms of truth and the media – particularly around politics and the upheavals around Brexit and the US election. Donald Trump has become a leading exponent of ‘post truth’ in his race to the White House. His support for the ‘birther’ movement and claims that President […]

Armoza expands acquisitions team

Israel’s Armoza Formats has promoted sales executive Michal Itzhaki to an acquisitions role as it expands its ranks. Michal Itzhaki (pictured) has been named in the new role of acquisitions manager at the I Can Do That! distributor. She joined the company last year from Israeli cable platform Hot, where she managed acquisitions, marketing and […]

Done deals in the week Trump won

Its been a seismic week for global politics with the election of Donald Trump as president-elect in the US, and a sad one for music fans everywhere with the death of Leonard Cohen. There’s been nothing quite as earth-shattering in the TV world, but there has been plenty of business between international companies (which are looking […]

Deal Monitor: 16 programming deals at a glance

In a week that began with MIPCOM recuperation and the news TV titan Time Warner was being sold to telecoms giant AT&T, telly companies have quietly been getting on with their post-market deal-making. One major deal announced Thursday saw Chinese state-owned children’s channel CCTV-14 acquiring Kate & Mim-Mim (season one) and Tree Fu Tom (s1-2), […]

Armoza brings German Curvy Supermodel to MIPCOM

Israel’s Armoza Formats will launch German beauty format Curvy Supermodel at MIPCOM. The original 5x120mins launched on RTL2 in Germany, with Tresor on production duty. The format sees plus size models compete for a career in the fashion industry. They are mentored by experts and the best make it through to the next round. Tuvalu […]

Greek net welcomes La Famiglia

Greece’s Antenna TV is to localise Israeli comedy format La Famiglia for its ANT1 channel. Originally from United Studios of Israel, the Armoza Formats-distribtued show has been taken into five territories, including France, Canada and now Greece. Running to 30 half-hour episodes, La Famiglia follows a normal suburban family living the divorce capital of the […]

Zodiak, Endemol Shine join Armoza’s Famiglia

Zodiak Fiction has optioned comedy series La Famiglia for France, and Endemol Shine has taken it for Chile. The comedy hails from Israel where it was a hit for terrestrial broadcaster Channel 10. It is produced by United Studios of Israel. Armoza is selling it internationally and struck the Zodiak and Endemol Shine deals. It has […]

Chinese VOD net goes Running with Armoza

Chinese on-demand platform TV.Sohu is co-developing a lifestyle format about running with Israel’s Armoza Formats. The Running Show launched in Cannes this week at MIPTV after Sohu commissioned a first season, having been developed with Asian and international audiences in mind. Armoza has Chinese and international pilots for the market, with the full Chinese series […]

Armoza takes Foodies, Wrecking Ball to MIPTV

Armoza Formats has nine new formats for buyers at MIPTV. The Israeli company’s slate includes The Foodies, a docu-reality show in which groupies of foodies take over restaurants and offer opinions on ambience, food and service. Armoza developed and produced it in-house. Wrecking Ball, meanwhile, comes from Armoza, Shenhar Productions and Volley Formats. It sees […]

Spanish net learns How to Be

Israeli format How to Be is heading into Spain. Commercial broadcaster Cuatro has commissioned a version of the celebrity interview format, which will be known locally as Feis tu Feis. “Not only does How to Be allow us to go further than conventional interview formats, but more than that it gives us the chance to […]