The Voice


Talpa cuts international deals for The Voice

John de Mol’s Talpa has inked a raft of new deals for its singing format The Voice, including a first-time agreement for a local version of the format in India. Indian broadcasting and media powerhouse Zee has ordered the show, marking its first outing in the country. Another local version of The Voice is in […]

ITV bringing back Name That Tune

The UK’s largest commercial broadcaster ITV is piloting a new version of Name That Tune, marking the return of the classic gameshow, TBI has learned. The previous ITV incarnation of the show was last on British screens 26 years ago. The new Name That Tune is described as a refreshed and reinvigorated version of the […]

What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. But do deep budget cuts at the public broadcast group and the increasing influence of international content threaten the Netherlands’ status as a creative powerhouse? […]

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 […]

Hulu names content boss

US online TV service Hulu has named Craig Erwich as head of content. Erwich, who will take up his new post on April 7, previously oversaw development, production and business operations at Warner Bros Television Group, and has also worked at Fox Broadcasting. He has been involved in creating shows including Pretty Little Liars, The […]

Talpa cuts international format deals

John de Mol-owned formats firm Talpa has struck deals for local versions of its shows in France and Africa. France’s leading commercial broadcaster TF1 has ordered a local version of The Winner Is… Shine France is making the French show and Benjamin Castaldi (Secret Story) will host the gameshow. Shine France also makes the French […]

De Mol’s Talpa launches branded prodcos in Europe

John De Mol’s Talpa Media is launching branded production bases in the UK, Italy and Scandinavia. Talpa UK, Talpa Italia and Talpa Nordic have been established in London, Rome and Copenhagen, with Shed Media, Sony-backed Toro TV and Nordisk  Film TV the respective local joint venture partners. All three bases will produce formats such as […]

Talpa format is Utopia for Turkish channel

Talpa Media’s reality format Utopia will be produced in Turkey for media tycoon Acun Ilıcalı’s network TV8. The format – in which a group attempts to forge a new society over a year – has sold to Ilıcalı’s Acun Medya, which will produce and broadcast the local version. Acun Medya has already adapted Talpa formats The […]

Shine cuts format deal with Talpa

Shine and Talpa will jointly produce formats including The Voice in Spain and Portugal after the pair agreed a programming deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Shine Iberia has taken exclusive rights to jointly make shows from John de Mol’s Talpa in the region. The first show out of the deal will be The Voice […]

US X Factor axed as Cowell returns to UK show

US broadcast network Fox has cancelled The X Factor after three seasons and the format’s creator and judge Simon Cowell is returning to the UK to shore up the original version of the talent show. Fox last week cited poor ratings for its version of the format as a key reason for its underperformance. The […]