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NBC Entertainment’s formidable franchise strategy

Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group, on developing TV brands that engage robust audiences for decades.

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CBC partners with Warner Bros for format incubator round two

The program solicits and supports unscripted format concepts from Canadian producers.

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China institutes new rules on international formats

China’s satellite channels now need to secure local regulator approval prior to broadcasting imported programs. (The Voice of China pictured.)


Keshet Canada taps Toronto prodco for local version of Marathon

The coproduction agreement with Keshet International’s local joint venture comes as the Israeli company looks to sell formats into the Canadian market.


Bristow Global Media seals deals for two more feel-good formats

The production outfit acquires the rights to Letters to the President and a makeover series from Small World IFT.

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MIPCOM13: Media Ranch takes Dining With the Enemy to Canada, U.K.

The Montreal-based producer and distributor is taking on the Dining With the Enemy (pictured) format from Norway by producing a French-language version airing on Quebec’s TV5 that sees a journalist and chef covering war zones.


marblemedia adapting Romanian TV talent show for North America

The deal with Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun will see the indie producer bring an American Idol-style competition series where mothers are the judges to the U.S. and Canadian markets.


Barb Williams on bringing Big Brother to Canada

Brother‘s Keeper: The Shaw Media senior VP of content (pictured) says the key to a local version of the U.S. format is adding value to the overall viewer proposition.


Endemol picks up global format rights for Canada Sings

As part of the deal, the international producer/distributor will aim to produce local versions of the Shaw Media series in different territories worldwide.