Armoza Formats

Deal round up: Fremantle pitches in with Tent City

FremantleMedia North America has scored a production deal with US prodco Tent City Entertainment, to-line news in today’s round up. The deal will see FremantleMedia’s US arm working with Tent City co-founders and former LMNO Productions execs Lori Rothschild Ansaldi and Lisa Bourgoujian (pictured) on true crime programming. LA-based Tent City is known for shows […]

Armoza names new head of sales

Israeli distributor Armoza Formats has appointed Sharon Levi as its head of sales, with another exec joining from London to oversee Asian sales as a result of her promotion. Levi has been handling English-language and Asian sales as sales executive since 2013, but will now oversee Armoza’s distribution team. At the same time, Louise Melzack […]

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 […]