Keep Your Light Shining


Talent show format Shining for Fox Turkey

Fox Turkey has ordered a local version of singing competition series Keep Your Light Shining. The format sees a group of nine performers stand in a circle and each is given half a minute to sing a song when an overhead light shines on them. At the end of the song, the audience votes and […]

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, […]

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 […]

NBC to remake Turkish drama

US broadcaster NBC has greenlit a pilot of a Turkish drama, Game of Silence. LA-based prodco Intrigue secured the pilot commitment, which comes with a series penalty, with the Comcast-owned network. Intrigue will now produce the pilot alongside Carol Mendelsohn Productions, writer Hugins and Sony Pictures Television. CSI alum Mendelsohn switched from CBS Television Studioes […]

News brief: Thai prodco wants to Keep Your Light Shining

The deals are continuing for Turkish singing competition format Keep Your Light Shining. Thailand’s Content LAB, which part of the JSL Global Media Group, has licensed the format and is planning to launch the show in the fourth quarter of this year. Producer Gavin Wood is executive producing the project. Keep You Light Shining distributor […]

News brief: Ukraine spotlights Keep Your Light Shining

A Ukrainian broadcaster is getting a local remake of Global Agency-sold format Keep Your Light Shining. Channel Ukraine will air a 13-episode series of the singing competition format, in which 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. […]

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 […]

Chinese net to adapt Turkish Light

China’s Zhejiang TV has commissioned a local version of Global Agency talent format Keep Your Light Shining. The singing format puts contestants under a spotlight and gives them 20 seconds to impress before the light turns off they are eliminated. Zhejiang, which runs the ultra successful Chinese version of The Voice, has ordered a 12-episode […]