Keshet International

News brief: ITV confirms Rising Star deal

UK broadcaster ITV has confirmed its commission of Israeli interactive talent format Rising Star. As TBI reported last month, ITV has become the latest channel to acquire the buzzy format following deals in Germany, France, Italy, Scandinavia, the US, Hungary and Russia. “ITV’s track record in launching globally successful music and talent shows makes it the […]

Keshet Canada’s Mark Rubinstein lands skiing role

Mark Rubinstein, the industry veteran who heads up the Keshet Canada joint venture, has been named president and CEO of skiing body Alpine Canada. A Keshet International rep told TBI Rubinstein would not exit Keshet Canada as a result of his new role, as it was “a public title with few responsibilities”. Rubinstein and Keshet International, […]

Hungary’s TV2 shoots for Keshet’s Rising Star

The number of channels picking up Keshet International’s new talent format Rising Star has grown again, with Hungary’s TV2 becoming the latest to take it on. The commercial channel has ordered a 14 episode local version, which will broadcast in fall 2014. Rising Star is already officially headed for ABC in the US, M6 in […]

US deal for Rising Star

ABC has ordered a ten-episode US version of Rising Star, the next-generation singing format distributed by Keshet International. The US broadcast network ordered the format from Keshet DCP, marking the first deal for the recently created joint venture between Israel’s Keshet and Dick Clark’s US prodco. Rising Star will bow next summer on ABC and […]

Dutch net calls on Keshet’s Neighbours

Dutch channel RTL4 has acquired a local version of Keshet International-distributed docu-comedy format Dear Neighbours, Help Our Daughter Find Love. Endemol Netherlands will produce the local remake, in which small town couples recruit their entire community to help their city-living singleton daughters find love, initially without their knowledge. Last year, Endemol picked up rights to […]

Fifth deal for Keshet’s Rising Star

Buzzy singing competition format Rising Star is set for an Italian remake after a Sony Pictures Television prodco acquired local rights. The show, which was arguably the hit reality format of last week’s MIPCOM, will be produced in Italy by SPT-owned Toro. This comes after distributor Keshet International scored deals for the format in France […]

Greek net dives in with Eyeworks format

Greek commercial broadcaster Antenna Television has ordered its own series of Eyeworks’ diving format Celebrity Splash. The series, in which celebrities perform dives from boards of up to 10 metres, will launch on ANT1. While Keshet International’s Rising Star is emerging as the break-out format of MIPCOM 2013, Celebrity Splash was among the most well […]

Keshet notches another Rising Star deal

Keshet International has inked another deal for its buzzy talent format Rising Star. The company, the international division of Israeli broadcaster Keshet, has sold the format to Russian state-owned free-to-air broadcaster Rossiya 1. The agreement follows a format deal with French fee-to-air channel M6, announced earlier this week. The interactive format has viewers vote live […]

Keshet, Dick Clark form unscripted venture

Israel’s Keshet International and Dick Clark Productions have hooked up to create an unscripted production venture for English and Spanish-speaking US markets. Keshet, the global arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of DCP, have come together to create Keshet DCP. The venture will be “dedicated to developing, financing and delivering […]

FIC teams with Keshet for Israeli drama False Flag

Fox International Channels has come on board the US adaptation of Shkufim (False Flag), an Israeli drama about the assassination of a Palestinian radical in Dubai. FIC is joining forces with Keshet International on the project, which will be written by feature film writer and director Peter Landesman. The original show was made for Keshet […]