RTL takes Hostages

German free-to-air broadcaster RTL has acquired scripted series Hostages. RTL will put the show on its RTL Crime channel. It is co-distributed by Armoza and Federation and the latter struck the German deal. The Isreali-originated drama plays on Canal+ in France and has been sold to buyers including the BBC in the UK. It follows […]

M6 cuts hairdressing format deal

French free-to-air broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of Armoza-distributed hairdressing format The Final Cut Down. The show came out of the Czech Republic where it is on TV Barrandov, and has run to 130 episodes on Star TV in Turkey. Stripped through the week, the show sees five hairdressers compete against the clock […]

Germany’s ZDFNeo orders Israeli gender-swap series

German digital channel ZDFNeo has ordered a six-episode version of Israeli-originated sex-change series Re-Gender. The format was originally created by Israel’s (now defunct) Buzz Television and started out on Channel 10 in Israel. It is billed as a provocative social experiment and the format sees five men and women swap gender roles to fully appreciate […]

Turkey’s Star orders hairdresser format

Turkish broadcaster Star TV has ordered a local version of hairdressing competition format The Final Cut Down. The Armoza-distributed format was launched at MIP and challenges five hairdressers to give random passers by a new look. The show is stripped and takes place in a new city each week. The Turkish version of the show, […]

China’s CCTV orders three Israeli formats

CCTV has licensed a trio of projects from Israeli formats house Armoza. Chinese state broadcaster has sealed new deals for Upgrade, House Call and Extreme Wedding Album (pictured). The agreements for the Israeli-originated shows were brokered by China’s Beijing Century Media. House Call was created by Israeli content house United Studios and has a team […]

Armoza’s I Can do That! sells to Spain

Armoza-distributed format I Can Do That! has been acquired by Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Telecinco. The Spanish version of the show, in which celebrities undertake show-stopping features and challenges, will be made by Banijay’s production company Cuarzo. The show will bow on Telecinco later this year. The Spanish deal follows agreements announced last week in Belgium, […]

RTÉ gets Connected

Irish pubcaster RTÉ has commissioned a local version of Israeli multiplatform Connected. RTÉ is coproducing the show with Animo Television & Kite Entertainment, having scored a deal with distributor Armoza Formats. It will go out on RTÉ Two. Connected first played on Hot TV in Israel and has also been made for MTV3 in Finland, […]

Bunim/Murray and Endemol option Nobody’s Perfect

Bunim/Murray, Endemol, Odeon and Aito have all taken local options of Armoza-distributed dating format Nobody’s Perfect. Endemol has picked up rights in the Netherlands, Odeon in Germany and Aito in Finland. Banijay-owned Bunim/Murray has licensed it in the US. Pitched as a ‘unique social experiment’ the format gets couples to reveal their innermost secrets on […]

Zee gets Connected with Armoza

Indian free-to-air broadcaster Zee has ordered a local version of reality series Connected from Israel-based formats distributor Armoza. The series has five participants filming themselves as their life stories become intertwined. Zee’s version will run to 65 episodes and start airing next week. It will be stripped through the week in a 10pm slot. The […]