The Voice

Nine stocks up on international series

Australian free-to-air net Nine has ordered a local version of Travel Guides, the travel series that started out on ITV in the UK. The format (pictured) hails from All3Media-backed Studio Lambert and has holiday-makers reviewing popular travel destinations. The Nine version will take in Australian and international destinations. Nine will produce alongside Studio Lambert. The […]

Formats buyers out as Sony closes office

Sony Pictures Television is closing its formats acquisition department, axing well-known buyers Lisette van Diepen and Eric Kafoe, and shutting its Netherlands office in the process, TBI has learned. The two staffers and a third team member, an assistant, will leave as part of the closure, which comes as Sony takes a different approach in terms […]

Talpa confirms huge China formats deal

ITV-owned formats giant Talpa has confirmed a deal with China’s Zhegiang that covers several seasons of The Voice, and will see the pair co-develop hundreds of new variety shows. The first reports of a Talpa-Zhegiang agreement came to light last week when the Chinese company issued a local release. The news was then first picked […]

Talpa forms JV with China’s Zhejiang

Talpa Media has created a joint venture in China with major local broadcaster Zhejiang Talent Television. The pair are set to sign a memorandum of understanding that says they will work together to develop and produce original programming in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Talpa, which last year became part of ITV after a […]

The Voice exec launching new Objective prodco

Moira Ross has left Warner Bros.-owned Wall to Wall to set up Panda Television, a new production label at Objective. Ross, who was head of entertainment at Wall to Wall and has exec produced the UK version of The Voice for five years, will move to All3Media-owned Objective in April. As chief creative officer of […]

ITV confirms deal for The Voice

ITV has confirmed it has swooped for The Voice, taking it from the BBC. The UK commercial broadcaster had been widely rumoured to have wrested the show from the BBC after the UK pubcaster confirmed it had lost the rights, but official confirmation only came through this morning. ITV will debut its version of the […]

ITV wins The Voice, questions over X Factor

UK pubcaster the BBC has confirmed it will no longer show The Voice after the upcoming fifth season ends, with rival broadcaster ITV understood to have poached the singing talent series. ITV currently shows FremantleMedia format The X Factor and if The Voice deal is confirmed the future of that show on ITV will be […]

Streamed NBC now offered through Roku

US broadcast network has launched a streamed version of its channel on Roku players and Roku TVs. All Roku customers will be able to log-in and access all NBC current programming, with users that authenticate through their pay TV provider also able to stream thousands of library episodes of shows such as The Voice, The […]

Caroline Beaton: Why niche is the new normal

In an increasingly fragmented TV landscape, should broadcasters and producers focus more on niche formats than on trying to recreate the entertainment and reality juggernauts of the noughties, says Viacom International Media Networks senior VP, international programme sales Caroline Beaton. We’re told we are living through a ‘golden age’ of television, with intensifying competition for […]

ITV completes Talpa takeover

ITV has completed its takeover of The Voice producer Talpa Media, a stock market announcement reveals. John de Mol’s Netherlands-based company is now part of the UK broadcaster, a move that strengthens the latter’s position in the European production market. ITV has paid an initial £355 million (US$538.4 million) for Talpa, though this could rise […]