Global Agency

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 […]

Global Agency acquires factual distributor World Wide Entertainment

Turkish drama and reality distributor Global Agency is moving into the factual business after acquiring Australian distributor World Wide Entertainment. Global Agency, known for distributing formats, including Shopping Monsters and Turkish drama series including Magnificent Century, will run the company through a new joint venture it has set up with Turkish producer Tims Productions. World […]

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