The Voice

Money Drop ranked the most valuable format in Europe

Endemol’s Money Drop format has come top of a new list measuring the value created by TV formats in Europe. Endemol was also the leading distributor by overall value created by TV formats in 2012, followed by FremantleMedia and then ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Money Drop generated US$213.4 million ahead of last year’s winner Come […]

TF1 launches synchronised second screen service

French commercial broadcaster TF1 is to launch a synchronised companion screen service, kicking off with talent show The Voice on February 2. The broadcaster will deliver synchronised content to smartphones, tablets and computers allowing viewers to access supplementary content about the show. Viewers can link up via the MyTF1 website or dedicated app, click on […]

Mark Ramakers out as CFO at Talpa

The CFO of Talpa, the producer behind The Voice, is leaving the John de Mol-owned company. Talpa said this morning that Mark Ramaker “has decided to leave Talpa and continue his career elsewhere”. John de Mol said: “I do regret that Mark is leaving us, as he has met all our expectations as a knowledgeable […]

Sony taking Talpa’s The Voice into Italy

Sony Pictures Television’s Italian prodcution arm along with Talpa have inked a deal for hit format The Voice with Italian public broadcaster RAI, TBI has learned. SPT’s Italian production arm Toro will make the show for RAI, marking the first time the show has been seen in Italy. A thirteen-episode series will debut next year […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

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