Hiru TV

Rising Star adaptation leads Sri Lankan content “renaissance”

A local adaptation of Keshet International’s Rising Star is having a transformative impact on Sri Lankan broadcaster Hiru TV. Manori Ravindran reports. A “renaissance” in Sri Lankan entertainment programming has led to more demand than ever for large-scale offerings that leverage audience engagement. Unlike the island nation’s monolithic neighbor to the north, India, it has […]

Rising Star gets five-series deal in Sri Lanka

Keshet International has struck a multi-series deal for Rising Star in Sri Lanka. Asia Broadcasting Corporation-owned digital channel Hiru TV has ordered five series (52 x 90 minutes) of the interactive talent format, in which home audiences can vote in real-time via a free voting app for singing contestants of their choice, while judges vote […]