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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 […]

Banijay’s Opposite Worlds travels the globe

Banijay has sold its reality format Opposite Worlds into Turkey, Croatia and the Middle East and is setting up a production hub for further new versions of the show. The series has twenty contestants taking part in an elimination competition whereby they live in one of two worlds: the past, in which there is a […]

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, […]

Sparks Eccho launches format fund

Europe-based Sparks Eccho has created a development fund to incubate new formats. The fund will provide seed financing for paper formats and existing ideas to get them to pilot stage and create a “sound business proposition”. Eccho Rights, the sales arm of the merged Sparks Eccho Group, will then take on distribution rights. Sparks Eccho’s […]