MIPTV Hot Pick: Touch

Keshet International’s latest format effort is based on one simple question, ‘What is wrong with this picture?’, and includes what Keshet Media’s head of interactive Ziv Rabinovich, calls a “very simple, very addictive” digital game. The format is three rounds of image-based questions, which challenge a pair of competing contestants to identify what is wrong. […]

Keshet gets hands on with Touch

Keshet International’s major MIPTV unscripted launch is gameshow Touch. The show, which debuted on Keshet Broadcasting in Israel this summer, is based on a central question: ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’. Keshet arm has developed Touch, which Ido Rosenblum co-created, as both a TV format and a mobile phone game. This allows viewers to either […]

WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]

Fox mulls 24 return but loses Touch

Kiefer Sutherland-starring action thriller series 24 could be returning to US network Fox, though Sutherland’s current drama Touch has been axed. The news emerged as the broadcast networks made more pre-Upfront programming decisions. Fox wants to bring back flagship series 24 in a limited series format, as US entertainment blog Deadline first reported. Former 24 […]

M6 scores new Fox output deal

French broadcaster M6 Group has secured a multi-year programming agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The deal gives M6 free- and basic rights to Fox TV series such as Touch and a host of feature films and library titles. The shows will broadcast across the M6 suite of channels, which comprise W9, 6Ter, Paris […]

Tim Kring working on new sci-fi conspiracy series

Tim Kring has hooked up with Sonar Entertainment and three other production houses on a new sci-fi multiplatform pilot based around a alien invasion conspiracy. The Drake Equation will follow the story of a mid-level government agent who is forced to side with hackers and discredited scientists in order to save the world after a […]