Mick Desmond

Turkish DJ format remixed in China

Turkish DJ format The Remix has been picked up for the Chinese market by a local rights and production group. IPCN, which has brought shows including Got Talent and The Voice into China, has struck an option deal with Remix creator and owner Global Agency to produce a local version. The Remix is a weekly primetime […]

Chongqing reveals revamped Next Top Model

Chinese broadcaster Chongqing Satellite Television (CQTV) has stepped in to created a beefed-up local version of China’s Next Top Model. Shanghai-headquartered producer and rights firm IPCN will produce the format’s fourth season in China following the commission. A 12x60mins season with a new celebrity judging panel is being shot in Shanghai and Chongqing. The finale […]

Mick Desmond exits IPCN as CMC buys in

China-focused rights business IPCN has secured an injection of capital from Chinese state-backed private equity fund CMC, while former ITV executive Mick Desmond has sold his share in the company and exited the business. The undisclosed investment from CMC, executed through its investment vehicle Gravity, gives it 48.1% of a new holding company, Pegasus. IPCN […]