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  • Armoza's aims
    Armoza Formats has found a niche in Israel by developing and distributing shows for overseas viewers, with The Four on Fox in the US its latest break-out hit.
  • Keshet 12 – Israel
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: Keshet 12 is ramping up its content ambitions with its recent move to seven-day broadcasting.
  • France TV, M6, TF1 unveil joint OTT service
    French broadcasters France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 have joined forces to create an OTT platform to take on the likes of Netflix.
  • Poland, Dubai retell Story of My Life
    NEWS BRIEF: Broadcasters in Poland and the Middle East have extended local versions of a Talpa Media talkshow format into second seasons.
  • Fine Brothers strikes programming deals
    US-based digital studio Fine Brothers Entertainment has agreed development and coproduction partnerships with three companies aimed at unscripted programming.
  • CEE looks local
    Local production and original development were the buzzwords at NEM in Croatia this week as pay channels in the CEE region face competition from global OTT platforms.
  • Rap Game gets UK grime remake
    FremantleMedia-backed UK prodco Naked Entertainment has picked up the local remake rights to US music format The Rap Game.
  • Media Ranch flips Food Switch
    Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch has acquired the rights to produce a local version of French prodco Borderline Media’s lifestyle programme Food Switch.
  • Story Lab hires WME exec for US
    Global producer, distributor and media investor The Story Lab has expanded into the US and appointed a former WME executive to lead its operations in the country.
  • Be-Entertainment takes Telly Test
    Belgian distributor Be-Entertainment has agreed to represent entertainment series Telly Test internationally and will introduce the format to buyers at Natpe Budapest International this month.
  • AT&T to spark ‘blockbuster’ M&A summer
    AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner will usher in a “blockbuster summer” of media mergers and immediately trigger a bidding war between Comcast and Disney for 21st Century Fox, according to analysts.
  • Epsilon stops at Keshet's Traffic Light
    Greek private network Epsilon TV is working on its first ever drama adaptation after acquiring rights to a format from Keshet International.
  • France's Altice lines up Tin Star
    French broadcaster Altice Studio has acquired the exclusive local rights to detective drama Tin Star from distributors Sky Vision and Endemol Shine International.
  • Turner Int'l invests in UK edutainment firm
    Turner International's Digital Ventures & Innovation Group has invested in a UK-based company that creates and distributes edutainment content for kids.
  • Tencent orders Kid's Got Talent
    Chinese tech giant Tencent has partnered with FremantleMedia China and Syco Entertainment to launch a junior version of the Got Talent format.
  • Remedy reveals chief creative officer
    Argonon-owned UK firm Remedy has appointed an executive from fellow London-based prodco Buccaneer Media as its chief creative officer.
  • MGM accepts Burnett, Grylls' Eco-Challenge
    The Apprentice creator Mark Burnett is resurrecting one of his veteran race formats with MGM Television and survival expert Bear Grylls onboard.
  • Banijay returns to Temptation Island
    Banijay Group is preparing a US reboot of Temptation Island, the reality format that last aired on Fox in 2003.
  • RMC Découverte tracks down Hunted
    French network RMC Découverte has ordered a local version of Endemol Shine Group entertainment format Hunted.
  • Raw's Gorsuch takes Ample opportunity
    US prodco Ample Entertainment has hired veteran producer and director Ed Gorsuch from Gold Rush firm Raw TV.
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