ITV Studios acquires Armoza Formats

The Israeli prodco and distributor has produced more than 100 unscripted formats and leads global sales on the TVA series Dance Revolution.

armoza-itvU.K. prodco and distributor ITV Studios has acquired Israeli format prodco and distributor Armoza Formats.

The deal will see Armoza Formats joining ITV’s Global Creative Network, headed up by Mike Beale. The Armoza team will remain based in Tel Aviv, where it will continue to develop and source new formats while also working on projects with producers within the ITV Studios group. ITV Studios labels will exclusively produce all newly-developed Armoza formats in their respective territories.

Armoza Formats was founded by Avi Armoza (pictured) in 2005, who said in a statement that the move to ITV signals “the next stage of the company’s evolution.” The prodco formed a strategic partnership with Quebecor Media in 2014 to distribute its TV properties internationally. TVA, a subsidiary of Quebecor, has produced two seasons of the Armoza unscripted format Dance Revolution, with Armoza leading international sales.

The company has produced more than 100 formats globally, including singing competition The Four, entertainment format I Can Do That! and the game show Still Standing, partnering with prodcos and broadcasters including Fox, NBC USA, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, TF1 France, RTL Germany, HBO, TV2 Norway, RAI Italy, Globo Brazil, Azteca Mexico and ZEE TV India.

The Armoza slate joins ITV’s own roster of international formats, including The Voice, with the French-Canadian iteration La Voix also airing on TVA. Addtional formats include Love IslandI’m A Celebrity? Get Me Out of Here! and more.

A version of this story appeared in Realscreen