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  • Korean, Turkish firms in format row
    A format copycat dispute has arisen between South Korean company CJ ENM and Turkish distributor Global Agency over the latter’s singing format Is That Really Your Voice?.
  • Comedy Central plans Game Night
    Comedy Central in the UK has commissioned a new season of competition format Game Night.
  • Sulebakk to replace Payan atop HBO Europe
    The head of WarnerMedia-owned HBO Europe, Hervé Payan, has stepped down from his role to be replaced by exec VP Christina Sulebakk.
  • CBS merges alternative, specials units
    CBS Entertainment is merging its alternative programming and specials units into one department to be led by head of special programming Jack Sussman.
  • HBO Max makes Legendary renewal
    NEWS BRIEF: WarnerMedia-owned US streamer HBO Max has greenlit its ballroom competition series Legendary for a second season, produced by Scout Productions.
  • STB chooses another Mum of the Week
    NEWS BRIEF. StarLightMedia-owned Ukrainian free-to-air network STB has renewed its local version of French factual entertainment format Mum of the Week for a second season.
  • ITVS Global Entertainment names COO
    ITV Studios has appointed a Dentsu Aegis Network exec as chief operating officer at distribution division ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
  • Satisfaction acquires SPT France
    Satisfaction Group has acquired Sony Pictures Television's non-scripted business in France.
  • Korea's Voice heard across Europe
    RTL in Germany and RTL4 in the Netherlands have become the latest international broadcasters to commission local versions of a South Korean singing competition format.
  • TV4 set to Let Love Rule in Sweden
    Swedish broadcaster TV4 has acquired ITV Studios’ reality dating format Let Love Rule for local adaptation.
  • NBC to reboot Weakest Link
    US broadcast network NBC has teamed up with BBC Studios to reboot classic quizshow format The Weakest Link.
  • VIS, Mediacrest get Stranded in Spain
    Viacom International Studios has teamed up with Spanish prodco Mediacrest to develop a local adaptation of a US reality format.
  • NPO to adapt BBC music format
    Dutch pubcaster NPO has ordered an adaptation of a music format that first aired on BBC1 in the UK, with local prodco Vincent TV set to produce.
  • BBC1 likes the sound of Your Voice
    BBC1 in the UK has commissioned musical gameshow I Can See Your Voice, which originated on CJ ENM in South Korea.
  • Aito Media appoints COO
    Finnish prodco Aito Media has promoted from within to fill the newly created role of chief operating officer.
  • Better together
    Formats veteran Lisette van Diepen discusses where new ideas will come from amid a surge in classic reboots, and how the industry will emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Banijay unveils new identity
    Banijay Group's acquisition of Endemol Shine Group has resulted in a rebrand at the newly formed global content production and distribution giant.
  • Story Lab shops interactive cooking format
    Content investor, producer and distributor The Story Lab has acquired worldwide rights to a live cooking format from France that launched while the country was in lockdown in March.
  • RTV seeks light entertainment for autumn
    Slovenian pubcaster RTV is looking for daily light entertainment and family shows to fill its autumn and winter schedules.
  • Appreciated Media takes Face Off
    Canada's Appreciated Media has acquired a new format that has been described as a combination of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

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