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Maxdome CEO to exit

German VOD service Maxdome is saying goodbye to its CEO for the second time in four months. Lesley MacKenzie, who is also executive VP of entertainment at Maxdome parent ProSiebenSat.1, is leaving the business to pursue other opportunities in the on-demand space. Her departure from ProSiebenSat.1’s E-Entertainment division comes just four months after she replaced […]

M6 cuts hairdressing format deal

French free-to-air broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of Armoza-distributed hairdressing format The Final Cut Down. The show came out of the Czech Republic where it is on TV Barrandov, and has run to 130 episodes on Star TV in Turkey. Stripped through the week, the show sees five hairdressers compete against the clock […]

Star, ATV land Endemol Turkey dramas

Two Turkish broadcasters have commissioned primetime scripted series from Endemol Turkey, whose debut drama in the territory launches next month. Star TV has ordered dark comedy-drama Sparrow Palace, while ATV has commissioned Overturn, a modern day family drama. Sparrow Palace (known locally as Serce Sarayi) follows a beautiful, young widow with a dark side. It […]

Turkey’s Star orders hairdresser format

Turkish broadcaster Star TV has ordered a local version of hairdressing competition format The Final Cut Down. The Armoza-distributed format was launched at MIP and challenges five hairdressers to give random passers by a new look. The show is stripped and takes place in a new city each week. The Turkish version of the show, […]

Europe’s most valuable formats

The UK is the most lucrative formats market in Europe, while TF1 is the leading broadcaster and Money Drop and Come Dine with Me are the most successful formats in the region, according to new research. Endemol, ITV and FremantleMedia, meanwhile, are Europe’s most successful formats distributors. Knowing the value of your content is a […]

MIPTV 2014: Eccho Rights launching Turkish drama

Distributor Eccho Rights is launching Turkish romantic drama Kurt Seyit & Sura – Epic Love in Cannes. The show tells the show of dasher womaniser from a Crimean family who falls in love with the daughter of a Russian noble family. The 40x45mins show comes from prolific Turkish drama producer Ay Yapim and went out […]

Broadcaster trio is latest to Do That

Broadcasters in Belgium, Turkey and Peru and a Russian prodco have acquired Armoza Formats’ primetime show I Can Do That! for local remakes. Belgium’s VMMa and Turkey’s Star TV have commissioned local formats, while Peru’s Frecuencia Latina has gone a step further and ordered two seasons. Furthermore, Endemol Russia has acquired local production rights. The […]

FRAPA members offered NATPE discount

Members of formats alliance FRAPA are being offered a US$375 discount for Miami’s NATPE confab. Under terms of a new pact between the organisations, FRAPA members can purchase tickets to the January 2014 event at a US$750 rate. The standard rate is US$1175. New FRAPA members that will be able to take advantage of the […]

CEE format deals for Endemol

Endemol has sold its Next One and Unbeatable (pictured) formats into the CEE region for the first time. Ukrainian broadcaster Novy Channel has picked up Unbeatable – a new game show where contestants with distinctive skills have to face their toughest opponents. The 13 episode series will launch autumn 2014. High speed general knowledge show […]

All3Media cuts first format deal for MTV’s Money From Strangers

Turkish broadcaster Star is taking All3Media-distributed Money From Strangers. It will transmit a local primetime version of the hidden-camera format, which was originally made for MTV in the US. The US version was made by Lion Television and the distribution arm of its parent group, All3Media, closed the format deal. The Turkish adaptation will be […]