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Exclusive: Davina McCall to host new Channel 4 gameshow from Sony

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new gameshow from Sony, Five Minutes to a Fortune, TBI has learned. The new daytime show will be fronted by Million Pound Drop and ex-Big Brother host Davina McCall. It will be made by Victory, the UK production company owned by Sony Pictures Television. Victory is currently […]

Sony taking Talpa’s The Voice into Italy

Sony Pictures Television’s Italian prodcution arm along with Talpa have inked a deal for hit format The Voice with Italian public broadcaster RAI, TBI has learned. SPT’s Italian production arm Toro will make the show for RAI, marking the first time the show has been seen in Italy. A thirteen-episode series will debut next year […]

China’s CCTV to remake Sony’s Dancing Nation

Chinese broadcaster CCTV is launching a local version of Sony’s dance competition format Dancing Nation. This marks the latest high-profile international format to launch in the country following deals for Masterchef, Cash Cab and The Voice. Sony Pictures Television sold a local version of music format The Sing-Off to Chinese broadcaster Shenzen Satellite TV earlier […]

HBO develops Sony Pictures TV’s mystery drama

US premium network HBO is developing Sony Pictures Television’s mystery drama The Return of Daniel Shepherd, marking one of the first times that it bought a show from an outside studio. Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, told TBI earlier this summer that the network was ramping up business with the Hollywood studios. This […]

Sky buys Sony’s submarine drama Last Resort

UK pay TV broadcaster BSkyB has acquired US submarine drama series Last Resort. The Sony Pictures Television-distributed show airs on broadcast network ABC in the US, where it has a Thursday night 8pm slot. On Sky it will premiere on October 30. The series was created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and follows the crew […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]

MIPCOM Hot Pick: Raid the Cage

“If you can get it out of the cage you can have it!” is the tagline for Israeli-originated gameshow format Raid the Cage.

In the show couples answer questions to win time in the cage in question.

Kees Abrahams and Robin de Levita fire up Imagine Nation

Former 2waytraffic and Sony Pictures Television boss Kees Abrahams has created Imagine Nation, a new TV, film and live events company with theatre impresario Robin de Levita. The new firm’s non-executive chairman will be another ex-Sony employee, Chris Pye, who has also worked at the BBC and ITV in the UK. Imagine Nation plans to […]

MTG launches three movie channels for CIS

Modern Times Group (MTG)’s Viasat Broadcasting unit is to launch three new HD pay TV movie channels in Russia, Ukraine and other CIS countries next month. Viasat will launch TV1000 Premium HD, TV1000 Megahit HD and TV1000 Comedy HD. All will feature content from four Hollywood majors including Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Sony Pictures […]

Tandem launches Crossing Lines from Criminal Minds’ Bernero

German producer and distributor Tandem Communications has started production on action drama series Crossing Lines, produced by Criminal Minds‘ showrunner Ed Bernero and starring Donald Sutherland. The one-hour series is produced for French commercial broadcaster and Sony Pictures Television Networks. It is Sony’s latest acquisition for its pan regional Asian network AXN following deals for […]