The Voice


Viceland hires ex-Talpa exec to lead Benelux

Vice Media has appointed a former Talpa Media and Twitter executive to helm the upcoming launch of linear channel Viceland in the Benelux region. Stefan Tieleman (pictured) has been named general manager of Viceland Benelux. He’s responsible for the launches of the youth-skewed network in the Netherlands on the Ziggo pay TV platform and in […]

TBI Formats: Year in Review

The best-sellers, the trend makers, the battles, the emerging territories, the industry favourites… here is the TBI Formats Year in Review. If This Time Next Year and Lip Sync Battle were among the best sellers, there were also new distributors on the ground this year. Twenty-sixteen was the first full year for Vivendi’s new formats […]

IPCN’s live stream dreams

Live streaming have become big business in China, with hundreds of new apps allowing connected consumers to interact, and through advanced payment systems, reward the online talent directly. Rebecca Yang’s IPCN is bringing its TV savvy to the emerging sector The money that the stars of China’s live streaming scene can make prove it is […]

Young adults shunning drama for reality – study

Young adults overwhelmingly favour the entertainment and reality genres when watching linear TV, according to a new study. Entertainment represented 40% of young adult (15-34) TV viewing time in ten territories studied in Médiametré’s Young Adults Report. This compares with 36% of the overall population. The figures suggest young adults – or millennials – are […]

Coppermann takes control as Endemol Shine merges France

Endemol Shine is merging its French businesses with Nicolas Coppermann from the Endemol side of the operation taking charge, and Shine’s Thierry Lachkar leaving, TBI can reveal France was the one international territory where the production and distribution giant had not unified its operations in the wake of its mega merger, and the subsequent creation […]

New Objective prodco builds team

Panda Television, the new UK prodco that is part of All3Media’s Objective Media Group, has named two of its key team. Big Star’s Little Star creator Stefan Iriarte has been named head of development and The Voice producer Ed Booth (pictured) as editor of entertainment. They report to Moira Ross, The Voice producer who left […]

BBC One, Take That line up Voice replacement

UK broadcaster BBC One has revealed a Saturday night talent format that will replace ITV-bound series The Voice. Let it Shine (WT) will feature the music of boy band Take That and see its singer Gary Barlow searching for individuals to form a new group. Presenters Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake […]

Alex Graham ‘in talks with Jackson, All3 founders’

Alex Graham is reportedly talking to former Channel 4 boss Michael Jackson and the founders of All3Media about creating two separate content companies. Graham, founder of The Voice UK producer Wall to Wall, is in discussions with Jackson about creating a production company, according to the Guardian. The talks with David Liddiment, Steve Morrison and […]

Strictly exec sets up China-backed prodco

Former BBC and Sky programming executive Andrea Hamilton has launched Om TV, an indie prodco backed by Chinese media firm 3C Media. Hamilton has been the exec producer on BBC entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing and her new indie will work up fact-ent and entertainment shows. Beijing-based 3C produces the Chinese version of dancing format […]

Spike, Lionsgate team with Christina Aguilera

US channel Spike, producer Lionsgate Television and singer Christina Aguilera are working up a music-themed game show. Tracks, which Mission Control Media (Hollywood Game Night) and Aguilera’s MX Productions are producing in association with Lionsgate, will debut as a half-hour special on Viacom Media Networks-owned Spike later this year. The format will see teams of […]