Global Agency

News brief: Shopping Monsters hit the high street in Latvia

Viasat’s Latvian channel TV3 has launched a local version of Global Agency format Shopping Monsters. The show is known locally as Iepirksanas Pavelnieces (Shopping Commanders) and comes as Global also sells a second season of the format to M6 in France and Vox for a fifth season in German. Meter Television is Sweden, Shine Finland […]

CEE, Mid East nets host Rivals-in-Law

Broadcasters in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and surrounding have acquired Turkish cooking reality format Rivals-in-Law. In the Middle East, prodco iMagic has produced a series for Abu Dhabi TV, which launched in December. In Kazakhstan, Channel 7 has licensed it for a local remake, while Macedonia’s Alfa TV Dooel, Serbia’s Nova and […]

Chinese net to adapt Turkish Light

China’s Zhejiang TV has commissioned a local version of Global Agency talent format Keep Your Light Shining. The singing format puts contestants under a spotlight and gives them 20 seconds to impress before the light turns off they are eliminated. Zhejiang, which runs the ultra successful Chinese version of The Voice, has ordered a 12-episode […]

Zodiak hires new entertainment VP

Zodiak Rights has recruited Andrew Sime as its new VP, entertainment. Sime joins from Turkey-based distributor Global Agency where he was head of acquisitions. In his new Zodiak role he will work with Zodiak in-house production companies and third party producers to develop formats with international potential. He will then oversee the distribution strategy of […]

Global Agency in pre-market restructure as Sime exits

Andrew Sime has resigned from Turkish sales house Global Agency, with the company’s head of acquisitions being replaced by Umay Ayaz. Former Sony Pictures Television and Endemol International executive Sime has been with Global Agency as its Amsterdam-based acquisitions chief since 2009 but will now leave to pursue other opportunities. Sime said: “When I joined […]

Global Agency gets verdict from Israel’s Street Jury

Turkish distributor Global Agency has picked up rights to Israeli “street reality” format Street Jury, in which the general public resolve disputes. The format comes from Israel’s Gil Productions and Studio Glam and will launch internationally next week in Kiev. The 30-minute daily format sees 25 members who are of the public shown a short […]

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 […]