Got Talent


Exclusive: Fremantle involvement on ‘World’s Got Talent’ in question amid China restructure

Fremantle’s future involvement in Chinese adaptations of its blockbuster Got Talent franchise remains unclear as the super-indie restructures its operations out of the country. TBI understands that the business is currently in discussions around its continued involvement on Hunan TV’s World’s Got Talent and Dragon TV’s China’s Got Talent, which are now in question following Fremantle’s decision to exit […]

Fremantle, Syco & Hunan TV to co-develop China-based Got Talent series

Fremantle, Syco Entertainment and Hunan TV have partnered to co-develop a 13-part series for China, based on the Got Talent format franchise. The series will be known locally as China as Dian Feng Zhi Lu, which translates to World’s Got Talent and will appear in April on Hunan TV. Dian Feng Zhi Lu will bring […]

Galer exits Fremantle France as ex-NRJ exec steps up

Monica Galer will be stepping down as president of FremantleMedia France after seven years and will be replaced by Bruno Fallot. Fallot, who is currently the executive producer of France’s Got Talent, will assume the role on March 1, 2018. Galer (pictured), who has been with Fremantle since 2002, has been responsible for producing a […]

Scripted reigns supreme for millennials – study

A Eurodata study of 15-34-year-olds from ten countries including the UK, US and Japan shows that scripted programming dominates consumption for the age group. Scripted programming on average captures 35% of TV consumption for millennials across Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the UK and US. For certain nations the figure can reach […]

Digging into CEE

The number of pay TV homes in Central and Eastern Europe are set to fall, but international distributors tell TBI business in the region is booming A Digital TV Research report earlier this year forecast the number of pay television homes in Central and Eastern Europe to fall in 18 territories across the region in […]

Young adults shunning drama for reality – study

Young adults overwhelmingly favour the entertainment and reality genres when watching linear TV, according to a new study. Entertainment represented 40% of young adult (15-34) TV viewing time in ten territories studied in Médiametré’s Young Adults Report. This compares with 36% of the overall population. The figures suggest young adults – or millennials – are […]

The Chinese reality condundrum

Formats veteran Clare Thompson says the latest regulatory decrees about Chinese formats market are a symptom of an ever-changing and increasingly complex commissioning market. In the years I’ve been giving presentations and talks about formats trends and development, I’ve often referred – almost casually – to the importance of keeping the different needs of your […]

BBC buys into South Africa’s Rapid Blue

BBC Worldwide has bought into Rapid Blue, the South Africa-based production company that makes regional versions of Dragon’s Den (pictured), Got Talent and X Factor and BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off. Established in 1993, Rapid Blue is the top formats producer in Africa, making the local versions of a slew of well-known international shows. Worldwide, […]

Mick Desmond exits IPCN as CMC buys in

China-focused rights business IPCN has secured an injection of capital from Chinese state-backed private equity fund CMC, while former ITV executive Mick Desmond has sold his share in the company and exited the business. The undisclosed investment from CMC, executed through its investment vehicle Gravity, gives it 48.1% of a new holding company, Pegasus. IPCN […]

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, […]

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