Formats


Armoza grows development team with Reshet exec

Armoza has expanded its development team with the appointment of former Reshet exec Ori Dror. Dror, who was previously head of entertainment and game shows for Israeli broadcaster Reshet 13, has joined as senior development producer in a bid to grow the business’s pipeline of original content. Armoza Formats and Dror previously collaborated on such […]

Israel’s Kan orders ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’

Israeli pubcaster Kan has commissioned July August Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, to produce a local version of the international format Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. The format, which is now in production, will see ten senior residents of the Bait Bakfar care home brought together with ten four-year-olds, over six weeks. […]

FRAPA’s Jan Salling boards BBC Studios

FRAPA head Jan Salling has joined BBC Studios to run production out of the Nordics.  The exec will serve as head of BBC Studios Nordics Productions, based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. His new role will see him drive sales and production of the producer-distributor’s formats in the Nordic region and he will work closely with Banijay […]

ITV’s Love Island heads to New Zealand

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group’s format Love Island has been commissioned by Three in New Zealand. Love Island NZ will be produced by ITV Studios Australia, in what will be its first production for a New Zealand network. In addition to launching the show in New Zealand in 2019, Three has also acquired the […]

FRAPA launches guide to help prevent format infringement

FRAPA, the format recognition and protection association, has launched a new service – the FRAPA Infringement Guide – supported by free case assessments from industry experts. The Infringement Guide is FRAPA’s response to a call from format professionals to provide practical, step-by-step assistance on what to do in the event of a suspected intellectual property (IP) […]

BBC Studios Showcase: World of Wonder

Feel-good formats are still driving audiences, and BBC Studios’ formats team meets the demand with a playalong quiz show and warm, social issue-driven fact ent formats. Creative director of formats Sumi Connock tells TBI what to expect out of this year’s Showcase.  Warm and authentic fare continues to dominate the formats market, with audiences craving […]

Special report: What formats sell where?

In the final instalment of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media examines the demand for different genres around the world. Whether you’re coming at it from a continental level, or on a country-by-country basis, understanding the format appetites in different territories is key for any producer or distributor looking to expand their reach. Is it […]

NATPE deals: NBCUniversal takes Top Chef to Brazil; Colombia’s Canal 1 to host The Four

NBCUniversal has signed a deal for its Emmy award-winning reality cookery show Top Chef with Brazil’s Floresta – a joint venture between executive producer Elisabetta Zenatti and Sony Pictures Television. The 13-part local series will air on Record TV this year, with renowned chef Felipe Bronze at the helm. Bronze is the owner of the […]

Lime Pictures’ unscripted development head shuffles to US division

Lime Pictures’ unscripted head Ben Crompton will move Stateside for the company as executive VP of development, to accelerate the prodco’s US presence. Crompton, who has helped oversee the company’s US development from the UK in the last three years, will be based in Los Angeles and will continue to develop material that blends the […]

Big Brother makes a comeback in Poland & Finland

Endemol Shine Group’s Big Brother is returning to Poland and Finland after a hiatus. ESG has been commissioned by Poland’s original carrier of the show, TVN, to produce a new series which will air in spring 2019 on TVN7. The originals series launched in the country in 2001. Meanwhile, Nelonen Media is onboard for a […]

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