Avi Armoza

NBC commissions Israeli gameshow

US broadcast network NBC has tapped Armoza Formats for a local version of entertainment show I Can Do That!. NBC stablemate Universal Television will produce a six-episode season, with the first going out as a two-hour special and the following five running to an hour. Live-studio format I Can Do That sees six celebrity cast […]

Armoza sells Who’s Asking? to Europe, Turkey

Companies in Europe and Turkey have picked up Armoza Formats’ interactive studio gameshow Who’s Asking?. A Prime Group in France, Flare Media in the Netherlands and HMO in Turkey have all gone for the show and will work up local versions. United Studios of Israel developed the format, which Armoza launched at MIPTV. The WIT […]

Brazilian channel goes Back to the Date

Brazil’s Rede Record has licensed a local version of Armoza Formats’ factual entertainment show Back to the Date. Rede is already preparing three other Armoza formats, I Can Do That!, which launches in April, ambush game show Special Delivery and reality dating show Nobody’s Perfect. Back to the Date, which Michael Yanai developed, sees ordinary […]

Israeli drama gets CBS pilot order

Israeli scripted drama The Ran Quadruplets is being refitted for US audiences through a pilot for broadcast network CBS. It is the second time the scripted format, distributed by Armoza, has gone to CBS, following a previous effort from Revenge creator Mike Kelly that failed to pass pilot stage in 2010. The show originally came […]

Canal+ captures Israel’s Hostages

French premium paycaster Canal+ has acquired Israeli thriller drama Hostages. In France, the show is distributed by Armoza Formats in partnership with local sales house Ace Entertainment. It will air on Canal+ in March following the agreement. The BBC in the UK has already acquired this original version of the drama, which launched on Channel […]

Italian broadcaster buys Armoza celeb format

Italy’s RAI has acquired a local version of celebrity-themed entertainment show I Can Do That! from Israel’s Armoza Formats. The pubcaster will air a primetime version of the studio format from May on its RAI1 channel this year with celebrity host Carlo Conti presenting. It will be known as Si Può Fare!. Production group Banijay, […]

Brazilian channel says I Can Do That

Brazilian network Record TV has commissioned a local version of Israeli format I Can Do That. The order comes hot on the heels of the deal distributor Armoza Formats and Chinese broadcaster JSBC announced in Cannes, and others across mainland Europe and Scandinavia. The format sees eight celebrities challenged to complete show-stopping acts. Record will […]

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 […]

Armoza hatches Gran Plan in Europe

European broadcasters have ordered local versions of Armoza Formats’ comedy entertainment primetime series The Gran Plan. Tel Aviv-based Armoza named Germany’s Prosiebensat.1, Ukraine’s 1+1 and Greece’s Alpha TV as among the buyers at MIPTV last week. Further agreements were secured with unnamed partners in Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, the UK, Ireland, France and Spain, and […]

Armoza plans ‘crowd sourcing’ format revolution

Israel’s Armoza Formats has launched a new digital concept to create a format based on the wisdom of crowds. It claimed the innovative approach could compare with the disruptive impact of Netflix and Wikipedia. Armoza hopes ‘TV By the People’ will lead to the production of a new format and plans to unveil the property […]