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Keep Your Light Shining heads to Globo

Singing competition format Keep Your Light Shining has been picked up by Brazil’s biggest broadcaster, Globo. The format, which has been picked up by CBS in the US, has prospective contestants stand in a circle, in darkness, waiting to be given a few seconds to sing and win over judges and a studio audience. It […]

Turkey’s Light attracts ProSieben

German broadcaster ProSieben has ordered its own version of Turkish singing format Keep Your Light Shining. The show will debut live on the network on May 22, with prodco Tresor (Next Top Model, Popstars) attached on production duties. X Factor UK judge and boyband singer Gary Barlow will be a judge on the weekly primetime […]

CBS attaches Lythgoe to Turkish gameshow pilot

US broadcast network CBS has commissioned a pilot of Turkish gameshow format Keep Your Light Shining. The Eye Network has attached ex-American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe to helm the show, which will be known locally as In the Spotlight. Turkish distributor Global Agency launched the format at MIPCOM last year and has subsequently optioned it […]

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 […]

More nets experience Magnificent Century

Broadcasters in China, Italy and Lithuania have licensed Turkish drama Magnificent Century. The show, will go into its fourth season in Turkey next year, has gone to Chinese pubcaster CCTV, Italian multi-ethnic broadcaster Babel and Lithuanian commercial channel LNK. It tells the story of a Sultan and his wife and their dramatic, underhanded and violent […]

French net to crown Shopping Queens

French broadcaster M6 has commissioned a local version of Turkish daily makeover show. The channel is getting its own version of Global Agency-distributed format Shopping Monsters, which will launch next month on June 10 in a daily 16.25 slot. It will be known locally as Les Reines du Shopping (Shopping Queens). Hervé Hubert, the French […]

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 […]