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  • UKTV unveils comic formats, factual orders
    Broadcaster UKTV has revealed a raft of new and returning commissions, with two new formats and three factual shows set to launch across its portfolio of channels.
  • Banijay bags digital firm Shauna
    Banijay Group has acquired a French company that links brands with social media personalities as part of its plans to expand its digital presence.
  • Talpa shares Rings, Knowledge in Thailand
    Thai networks BBTV Channel 7 and PPTV have ordered local versions of two formats from Netherlands-based Talpa.
  • DR Ultra – Denmark
    SCHEDULE WATCH CHANNEL PROFILE: DR Ultra is preparing for life online in 2020 with a radical shift in strategy.
  • Reality retained
    Sharon Vuong, CBS Entertainment’s senior VP of alternative programming, considers how to keep enduring reality franchises fresh.
  • Medialaan goes travelling with Talpa
    A broadcaster in Belgium has commissioned a local version of a Talpa format in which travel-shy senior citizens explore the world.
  • Frapa updates online registration system
    Global format rights protection agency Frapa has set up a new module in its online Format Registration System.
  • Exec producer Henshaw signs with Ample
    US prodco Ample Entertainment has agreed an overall deal with UK executive producer John Henshaw.
  • Sony sets up UK unscripted prodco
    Sony Pictures Television is launching an unscripted prodco led by Alan Brown, who is leaving his role at Twofour-backed Natural less than a year into the job.
  • Hogg to exit FremantleMedia down under
    The CEO of FremantleMedia Australia and Asia Pacific is stepping down after nine years with the company.
  • TV2 – Denmark
    SCHEDULE WATCH ALERT: TV2 in Denmark is keeping up its search for high-concept acquisitions and primetime formats.
  • Natpe goes off-script
    The fourth Natpe Reality Breakthrough Awards recognised unscripted shows that have evolved alongside real-life events and changed perceptions of the world.
  • Canuck duo take Highway for Revolution
    Canadian producers Quebecor Content and Fair-Play have linked up with advertising agency Omnicom Media Group on an entertainment format.
  • ANT1 tries local recipe for Hell's Kitchen
    Antenna Group's flagship commercial channel ANT1 TV is preparing to bring the Hell's Kitchen format to Greek TV for the first time.
  • Dopamine links with Mellino, Maldonado
    NATPE: Dopamine, the studio division of Mexico's TV Azteca, has agreed a multi-year development deal with Argentinian producer, musician and director Sebastián Mellino and Argentinian-Brazilian writer Patricia Maldonado.
  • FIC's Salini joins Stand by Me
    Italian production outfit Stand by Me has appointed the former MD of Fox International Channels in Italy as its chief operating officer.
  • Drag Race roars into Thailand's Line TV
    A broadcaster in Thailand has become the first in Asia to order a local version of the Drag Race format fronted by RuPaul in the US.
  • Price is right for Thunderclap
    Thunderclap Media, the UK prodco set up by former ITV commissioner Claire Zolkwer with production group Tinopolis, has hired its first executive producer.
  • Amazon links up with Catastrophe creator
    Amazon Studios has signed an exclusive two-year overall deal with Sharon Horgan, co-creator and star of UK comedy Catastrophe.
  • Telemundo to release prison drama El Recluso
    NBCUniversal's Telemundo International Studios has revealed its first project, a 13-episode prison thriller based on an Argentinian drama.
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