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ITV courting in-house dating format

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a Holly Willoughby-front dating format from its in-house production arm, ITV Studios. Willoughby, who presents ITV shows such as Dancing on Ice and This Morning, will present Meet the Parents, which ITV Studios Global Entertainment will sell internationally. The format sees singletons ask potential suitors’ parents questions to determine if […]

Cat and Mouse execs join Microsoft for new Skype-based TV project

The founders of TV technology firm Cat and Mouse have left the company to work on a new Skype-based TV solution for Microsoft, TBI has learned. Cat and Mouse specialises in studio graphics and software and interactive solutions for TV shows and live events, working with a range of producers and broadcasters, largely in the […]

ITV closes in on Rising Star

ITV is expected to land UK rights to Rising Star, marking another key international deal for Keshet International’s buzzy Israeli-originated format. The commercial broadcaster declined to comment, but is understood to be about to sign a deal for the show. ITV is well stocked with talent series with The X Factor and Got Talent already […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

Viewpoint: Patty Geneste

Patty Geneste, chairman, FRAPA and CEO Absolutely Independent and Gertjan van Valen, marketing & sales director, Absolutely Independent, indulge in some formats trend-spotting. It is a good time to reflect on some of the trends we have seen in the format world over the last year. Personality driven reality shows, with the likes of Jersey […]