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Five takeaways from Berlinale on the future of scripted drama

Berlinale wrapped its 72nd edition at the weekend, the first physical iteration for the German festival since 2019. Nick Edwards sets down his five key takeaways from the event for TBI – and it’s clear, a lot has changed in the intervening years. Since Berlinale last opened its doors to the public in 2019, the […]

Production hub for show at centre of IP battle

The producers of The Best of All gameshow are setting up a European production hub for the show. The news comes as Israeli free-TV broadcaster Reshet orders a second season of the shiny-floor show. The format is at the centre of an ongoing format dispute between its producer, FremantleMedia-owned Abot Hameiri, and Banijay Group, which […]

Walter Presents investigates Case from Iceland

UK on-demand service Walter Presents has acquired the 9x60mins crime drama Case, which hails from Channel 2 in Iceland. The deal with distributor Red Arrow International also includes Scandinavian comedy-drama Hellfjord, which runs to seven half-hours. Case comes from Sagafilm and was for Channel 2 in Iceland. It is the latest drama from prolific Icelandic […]

News brief: Keshet International searches for Rising Star

Israel’s Keshet International is launching Rising Star, a singing competition series, at MIPCOM this October. The show is broadcast entirely live from the first audition and asks viewers to act alongside the star judges and vote for the contestants they want to see move on to the next round those they want eliminated. It comes […]

Israeli format Raid the Cage gets Turkey, Peru remakes

Sony Pictures Television has sold Israeli game show format Raid the Cage to broadcasters in Turkey and Peru. The show has also secured a second season in Israel. SPT has secured deals with Turkey’s ATV and Peru’s America TV. Chinese channel Jiangzu TV launched its version earlier this year. Further deals in Europe and Latin […]

ProSieben stepping out with with Keshet’s Girlfri3nds

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired Girlfri3nds and will make local versions of the Israeli format in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The show is distributed by Keshet International, the international sales arm of the Israeli broadcaster Keshet. The show follows three single women as they embark on a nationwide search for a partner, supporting […]

Banijay to produce French version of Keshet’s Marathon

French production company Banijay is to produce a local version of Israeli format Marathon after striking a deal with Keshet International. The French production arm of the international producer and distributor has optioned the format, making it the first global partner to remake the series. Marathon sees five people with no athletic background get together […]