Global Agency

Talent show format Shining for Fox Turkey

Fox Turkey has ordered a local version of singing competition series Keep Your Light Shining. The format sees a group of nine performers stand in a circle and each is given half a minute to sing a song when an overhead light shines on them. At the end of the song, the audience votes and […]

Global Agency sales chief exits to launch own firm

Global Agency’s head of sales, Catherine Stryker, has left the Turkish distributor to launch her own company, TBI has learned. Stryker has created Cat’s Eye Media, which launches at MIPCOM with a slate of scripted and entertainment. The company will also work in “close cooperation with established US producers” to develop formats for the US […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Is That Really Your Voice?

China’s on-demand platforms are increasingly becoming the new test beds for paper formats as broadcasters seek to avert risk by acquiring programmes with proven track records. It is this notion that led to the commission of Is That Really Your Voice?, says the format’s creator, Global Agency CEO Izzet Pinto. “I created the format a year ago and made […]

Turkish format breaks Chinese streaming records

Turkish-devised variety show Is That Really Your Voice? has broken Chinese online video viewing records on leading platform iQiyi. The show launched on August 5 and has, according to creator Global Agency, become the most-watched online show in Chinese history with the first five episodes clocking up nearly 235 million views to date. The show […]

Content companies vie to be Best Distributor

Five content sales companies have been shortlisted for the Best Content Distributor category in the first-ever Content Innovation Awards, organised by TBI and sister brand Digital TV Europe. Content Media, Endemol Shine International, Global Agency, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and TCB Media Rights will battle it out for the award, which will be given at […]

Turkish format to debut on RTL in Hungary

A Hungarian broadcaster is working up the first international version of Turkish-produced talent singing format It’s Showtime. RTL2 has commissioned the show after its Bertelsmann stablemate FremantleMedia picked up production rights in 20 territories. FremantleMedia’s UFA Magyarország will produce the show through its recently launched Show and Factual division. FremantleMedia‘s option deal with Istanbul-based format […]

Turkish DJ format remixed in China

Turkish DJ format The Remix has been picked up for the Chinese market by a local rights and production group. IPCN, which has brought shows including Got Talent and The Voice into China, has struck an option deal with Remix creator and owner Global Agency to produce a local version. The Remix is a weekly primetime […]

Global Agency makes Big Steal

Global Agency is launching a nerve-jangling quiz show format in Cannes. The Turkish distributor is debuting The Big Steal, a strategic-style quiz in which contestants can build their winnings by answers more and more questions. Each round, one contestant is eliminated, with the money won in round one available to the others to ‘steal’ in […]

Global Agency picks up Turkish pop star format

Turkish distributor Global Agency will launch Stairway to Fame, a new talent show format that was created by local pop star Rafet El Roman, in Cannes next month. The shiny-floor format comes from the Turkish star, who has his own music production company RER. Global Agency will sell the talent show internationally, starting at MIPTV. “We’re […]

Turkey: imports and exports

Following this week’s Discop Istanbul event, TBI speaks to Turkey’s main distribution companies about how changes in the domestic market are impacting their business, how they are dealing with the challenge of selling into the Middle East and how Turkish drama is becoming hot property in Latin America. A country of 20 million TV homes, […]