Keshet’s Rising Star sparkles in new territories

Keshet has inked deals for its super buzzy Rising Star format in Germany and the Nordic territories. The Israeli-originated show, in which would-be singing stars are voted on live by viewers at home before being revealed to a studio audience if they garner enough support, created a lot of noise last week at MIPCOM where […]

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 […]

‘Russian HBO’ makes a major channels move

Russian producer Amedia has moved into the channels business in a big way, effectively launching HBO in Russia and inking a huge programming deal with CBS Studios International. Founder and president Alexander Akopov tells Stewart Clarke about the company’s plans in the pay TV space. Amedia was until a recently best known as Russia’s biggest […]

Exclusive: Russia, Argentina get ready to Raid the Cage

Broadcasters in Russia and Argentina have acquired Sony-distributed Israeli gameshow format Raid the Cage, TBI has learned. Russian net Rossiya has commissioned a 12-episode run, while Argentina’s Telefe has licensed 20 eps. It has already been sold to China’s Jiangzu TV, Turkey’s ATV and Peru’s America TV, as well as receiving options in Spain, Ireland […]