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Global Agency forms partnership with Israeli format veterans

Turkey’s Global Agency has formed an exclusive partnership with former Armoza Formats exec Metin Bilman and talent agent Irit Neeman to find Israeli programming. The deal will Bilman and Neeman the pair use their network of creative and production contacts to source formats for Global Agency to acquire for the worldwide market. Bilman was formerly […]

Romania prepares to Catch the Answer

PrimaTV in Romania is among the new buyers of Global Agency’s studio quiz show Catch The Answer. PrimaTV will produce its version in house, while a local version is also being developed in Serbia to air later in the year. Elsewhere, Studio Vision is preparing a remake for the MENA region The quiz, which tests […]

Turkish drama 1001 Nights sells in CEE

A pair of broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe and one in Iran has acquired Turkish drama series 1001 Nights from distributor Global Agency. LNK in Lithuania, Kanal 2 in Estonia and TV Persia in Iran have all bought the show, which ran on Kanal D from 2006 to 2009 and was known in Turkey […]

Spain’s Phileas options formats to FremantleMedia, Endemol

Spain’s Phileas Productions has inked deals with FremantleMedia and Endemol for its format Don’t say it, Bring it! Phileas has teamed with Turkey’s Global Agency to distribute the format and it has clinched the deals with FremantleMedia in France and Endemol in Italy, which will both now attempt to get local versions of the show […]

More nets experience Magnificent Century

Broadcasters in China, Italy and Lithuania have licensed Turkish drama Magnificent Century. The show, will go into its fourth season in Turkey next year, has gone to Chinese pubcaster CCTV, Italian multi-ethnic broadcaster Babel and Lithuanian commercial channel LNK. It tells the story of a Sultan and his wife and their dramatic, underhanded and violent […]

French net to crown Shopping Queens

French broadcaster M6 has commissioned a local version of Turkish daily makeover show. The channel is getting its own version of Global Agency-distributed format Shopping Monsters, which will launch next month on June 10 in a daily 16.25 slot. It will be known locally as Les Reines du Shopping (Shopping Queens). Hervé Hubert, the French […]

Ukrainian net serves up family cook off show

Ukrainian channel 1+1 has acquired Global Agency’s cookery format Rivals-in-Law. Furthermore, producer iMagic has optioned the format for the Middle East and North Africa from Turkish distributor Global, which also sells formats such as Blind Taste. The format, which launched at MIPTV last month, sees wives and their mothers-in-law simultaneously prepare and cook identical dishes, […]

Turkey’s Global Agency hires Farrell E. Meisel

Turkey-based formats company Global Agency has recruited Farrell E. Meisel as its first-ever director of development. Meisel has a background in consulting and working for TV firms including HBO, Viacom and MediaCorp. At Global Agency he will focus on business development opportunities. The role also covers World Wide Entertainment, the company’s finished programme division. Izzet […]

Sony options gameshow Sit Tight

Spanish formats house Phileas has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television, which has optioned French and Italian rights to its gameshow Sit Tight. Madrid-based producer Phileas created the format in which contestants face being physically eliminated from the show if another contestant correctly answers general knowledge questions. Sony is pitching the format to French […]

Int’l broadcasters to remake Global Agency’s Blind Taste

A raft of Eastern European broadcasters are to remake food format Blind Taste after striking a deal with Turkish distributor Global Agency. Russia’s MTV and Ukraine’s K1 are to produce local versions of the format that will launch in January. The format has also been optioned in France, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria and Global Agency […]