Viasat unveils Runway in My Closet with Armoza

European broadcaster Viasat has commissioned a competitive fashion reality format through a co-development venture with Israel’s Armoza Formats. Runway in My Closet will broadcast on Hungarian channel Viasat3 and launch to the international market at MIPTV via Armoza. Format development was supported through Viasat’s parent Modern Times Group, which operates an original content development initiative […]

News brief: Telefe brings Rising Star to Argentina

Argentinian broadcaster Telefe has okayed a local version of Keshet International-sold format Rising Star. A 24x90mins run of the interactive singing talent show will launch in the fall of this year. Telefe already runs a version of Talpa format The Voice. Yesterday, Acun Medya was confirmed as buying Rising Star for Turkey, though no broadcaster […]

Telefe, Armoza hope to do buyers a Favour

Argentinian broadcaster Telefe has partnered with Israel’s Armoza Formats to coproduce a comic game show, which will launch at MIPCOM. ‘Ambush’ format Do Me a Favour tests how far strangers would go to help each other by getting contestants to persuade random people to do them a favour in order to win cash prizes. It […]

Telefónica stakes international claim with new TV and film Studio

Spanish telco Telefónica has put all of its production units into a single Studios division and said it want to become a significant international TV and film producer. It has launched Telefónica Studios, a central unit that will comprise all of its content-making activities and will make a raft of TV and feature content for […]

Telefe finds Your Face Familiar

Telefe has commissioned Endemol Argentina to create a local version of singing format Your Face Sounds Familiar. The comedy talent show will be 13 episodes long and feature local celebrities taking on the identities of iconic singers in front of a studio audience. The show has now sold into more than 30 territories, including in […]

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 […]

Latin Media Leaders: Pedro Leda, Ledafilms

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PEDRO LEDA, FOUNDER AND CEO, LEDAFILMS Pedro Leda’s position in the Latin American TV business is notable for both its longevity and for the fact that he is held in such high regard. He was a clear winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and those who nominated Leda spoke of his business […]

Banijay and Eyeworks announce new deals for diving shows

Banijay and Eyeworks have both sealed new deals for their respective diving formats Stars in Danger: High Diving and Celebrity Splash. Banijay International has inked a deal with Ambra Multimedia and the Italian producer will make a local version of Stars in Danger: High Diving (pictured) for Mediaset. Which of Mediaset’s Italian channels will air […]