Avi Armoza

TBI Weekly: Why ITV Studios’ Armoza deal is a watershed for unscripted

ITV Studios (ITVS) has been involved in its fair share of M&A activity over the past five years, but few deals underline a changing industry as its acquisition of Armoza Formats earlier this week. Israeli format creator and distributor Armoza Formats has been a constant at TV markets around the world over the past decade, […]

Armoza’s ‘Conflict’ heads to Poland

Polish producer Rochstar has acquired the local rights to Israeli formats firm Armoza’s fact ent offering The Conflict. The social experiment, originated by Israeli producer and format creator Eran B.Y and Armoza Formats, gives individuals who have been unwilling to meet for years the chance to see their dispute from a new perspective. Two well-known […]

Armoza’s The Four optioned in Portugal

Armoza Formats’ primetime singing competition The Four has been optioned in Portugal, with SP Entertainment snapping up local rights for the format. The deal comes just months after the format was optioned by Banijay Asia for India and Southeast Asia. Two series of The Four have already aired on US broadcaster Fox, and the format […]

Armoza opens up in Miami

Israel-based formats firm Armoza has opened a new Miami office to cover the Latin America region and US Hispanic market. Independently-owned Armoza has brought in Karina Dolgiej to run the new Lat-Am base. She will be sales director, and joins from TV Azteca’s distribution arm Comarex. “I am thrilled to be part of the creation […]

Armoza releases Valentine’s Sex Tape

Armoza is launching Sex Tape internationally, a new social experiment format in which couples reveal details of their most intimate moments. The show came through Armoza Formats’ Formagination pitching competition. It was created by sexologist Dr. Shelly Varod and sees an expert get to the root of relationship problems by probing them on their sex […]

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 […]

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 […]

German nets salute Armoza’s Local Heroes

German pubcaster ARD has ordered a local version of the Local Heroes format, while German-language commercial rival ProSiebenSat.1 has taken the finished series. Israel-based Armoza distributes the format and struck the deals. The format follows the emergency services as they go about their daily work. It launched on VTM in Belgium as Local Heroes: Through […]

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 […]

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 […]

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