Global Agency

Euro nets awaken Shopping Monsters

RTL in Croatia and Albania’s Tring TV have ordered local versions of Turkish daily makeover format Shopping Monsters. Distributor Global Agency has sold sold a second season to RTL in the Netehrlands and Polsat Safe, via HotPot Media, in Poland. The stripped entertainment show is currently in production on its third season on M6 in […]

Supply and demand in Latin America

TBI and Eurodata TV look at the latest trends in TV viewing in Latin America and find that amid the still-popular classic telenovelas, the format is being reinvented and that a healthy market in imported drama from the Spain, the US and elsewhere exists Latin America remains a drama market, but the type of series […]

News brief: Global Agency takes Glam format

Turkey’s Global Agency has acquired distribution rights to Israeli format Dance With Me. The show comes from Studio Glam, and will soft-launch at NATPE in Miami later this month. The show sees amateur dancers perform 90 second routines in front of eight professionals, who then choose partners for a final round. Following the trend for […]

Keep Your Light Shining heads to Globo

Singing competition format Keep Your Light Shining has been picked up by Brazil’s biggest broadcaster, Globo. The format, which has been picked up by CBS in the US, has prospective contestants stand in a circle, in darkness, waiting to be given a few seconds to sing and win over judges and a studio audience. It […]

Global Agency pulls in Israeli game show format

Turkish distributor Global Agency has acquired international sales rights to Tug, a new Israeli game show format. The format comes from Red Arrow International-owned July August Productions, which create it along with Swedish producer Michael Rothschild, and Global Agency has picked up rights via the TV Format Fund, which launched in Israel last year. Tug […]

News brief: MBC to tell Celebrity Style Story

Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC has acquired Celebrity Style Story, a format from Global Agency-owned World Wide Entertainment. The pan-regional network is getting its own version of the show, which Thuderbird Films first produced for E! Canada. The format tells the story of celebrity’s style history using archive interview clips, red carpet footage and photos, with […]

Power’s Whiteman resurfaces at Marvista

Andrew Whiteman has joined US-based producer-distributor Marvista Entertainment following his exit from UK-based Power, which TBI broke news of in July. Whiteman (left) is one of two appointments Marvista has made as part of a push into European programme sales. Former IMC Vision and current World Wide Entertainment sales director Rod Rodrigo (below, right )has […]

Polish sale for Global’s Shopping Monsters

Global Agency format Shopping Monsters is getting a Polish remake. Polsat Café, which is part of broadcaster group Polsat, has licensed the format, and will launch its own version in September. The daily competition reality format sees five women compete to see who can get the best makeover in a limited amount of time and […]

RTL reveals Love is Calling

German broadcaster RTL will launch a live dating format from Turkey on August 25. Love its Calling, which will be known locally as Bei Anruf Liebe, will run stripped from Mondays to Fridays in a 2pm slot. The format comes from Turkey’s Global Agency. The show has singletons seek love in a studio setting, and […]

MundoFox, Canal 10 awake for 1001 Nights

US Hispanic channel MundoFox and Uruguay’s Saeta Canal 10 have acquired Turkish drama 1001 Nights after it scored well on Chilean television. According to distributor Global Agency, 1001 Nights has become Chile’s “most successful foreign series” after launching in March on the Mega Chile channel. This has prompted the new pick-ups, plus new negotiations with […]