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Russia 1 snags CJ ENM’s singing format ‘I Can See Your Voice’

Russia 1 has become the latest broadcaster to order a local version of music mystery format I Can See Your Voice, while remake rights have also been optioned across nine other countries. The Russian broadcaster will debut its local version in 2021 following the deal with Fremantle, which sells the format for South Korean media […]

CJ ENM’s ‘Produce X 101’ scandal deepens as police extend investigation

CJ ENM-owned broadcaster Mnet continues to court controversy around its alleged vote manipulation of talent show Produce X 101, as Seoul police expand its investigation to all seasons of the show.   The broadcaster came under fire earlier this summer when Seoul-based legal firm MAST Law & Consulting, representing a group of 272 viewers, filed […]

CJ ENM under fire in ‘Produce X 101’ voting scandal

CJ ENM-owned broadcaster Mnet is facing legal action as its talent show Produce X 101 comes under fire for alleged vote manipulation. Seoul-based legal firm MAST Law & Consulting is representing a group of 272 viewers who have filed a legal complaint against the South Korean music channel, accusing Mnet of fraud and obstruction of […]

CJ E&M ploughing $40m into originals in 2017

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment & Media will invest ₩450 billion Korean (US$39.5 million) into TV programming this year. The investment in originals will go on programmes for general entertainment channel tvN, music-themed Mnet, movie channels OCN and Channel CGV, multichannel network DIA TV, three Korean pop culture nets, and global nets tvN Movies and tvN […]

CJ E&M ploughing $40m into originals in 2017

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment & Media will invest ₩450 billion Korean (US$39.5 million) into TV programming this year. The investment in originals will go on programmes for general entertainment channel tvN, music-themed Mnet, movie channels OCN and Channel CGV, multichannel network DIA TV, three Korean pop culture nets, and global nets tvN Movies and tvN […]

New Japanese channel buys Korean dance show

A soon-to-launch Japanese thematic channel has bought Dancing9, a dance competition series from Korean music channel Mnet. Dance Channel run season one of the show when it launches in Japan in October. The format comes from South Korea’s CJ E&M. It sees dance troupes from different genres such as Korean K-Pop, street dance and ballet […]

Fall TV season: overview and early trends

Julia Espérance, media consultant at Eurodata TV and service manager for the New on the Air (NOTA) programming service, analyses the top new shows from the latest TV season and finds that formats with a positive message or light-hearted in tone are winning eyeballs. Whether through comedy, challenge or music-based shows, broadcasters are still looking […]

Absolutely launching MNet formats at MIPCOM

Formats specialist Absolutely Independent will launch a slate of formats from South African pay TV broadcaster MNet at MIPCOM. Netherlands-based Absolutely has inked a representation deal with MNet and will launch formats including The Golden Dish and Minibuzz. The Golden Dish is a competitive cooking show in which teams of amateur and trained chefs compete […]

BBC Worldwide announces programming deals as Showcase opens

BBC Worldwide has sold a raft of its drama and factual programming to broadcasters across the Middle East and Africa. Deals include shopping three seasons of Doctor Who to Al Jazeera’s kids channel JCC. The Al Jazeera Documentary Channel picked up a 200-hour package that includes Attenborough’s Giant Egg and India on Four Wheels. African […]