Connected


FremantleMedia shopping AOL’s first longform series

FremantleMedia International has picked up right to Connected, the first longform series from web platform AOL. The 20-episode docu-drama project launches tomorrow (March 31) on AOL. Adapted from Koda Communications’ Israeli reality show Mehubarim Plus, it is set in New York and looks at American life through the interconnected lives of six individuals. The cast […]

Gran Plan unveiled in Finland, Russia

Armoza Formats’ cross-generational format The Gran Plan is being remade in Finland and Russia. Finland’s MTV3 has partnered with Banijay Finland to create a local primetime remake with an “all-star golden girl cast”. The network has already run Armoza’s Connected, which is into its third season. “After the success of Connected, we’re thrilled to partner […]

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, […]

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 […]

Almost half of UK consumers haven’t heard of YouView

New research from connected home specialists Twonky reveals that 49% of UK consumers have heard of connected TV service YouView. The service, which is a joint venture between UK broadcasters the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five as well as Arqiva, BT and TalkTalk,  launched last July, having originally been slated to roll out in […]