London – Shine International confirmed five new format deals for Vietnam on April 11. The Biggest Loser, the lifestyle format that offers overweight people the opportunity to undergo a radical, positive transformation, has been sold to the VTV network. The 15 x 60’ series will air in 2015. Beauty & The Geek, the entertainment format that teams a group of beautiful girls with genius guys, has been picked up by Cattiensa, one of the largest production companies in Vietnam. The 15 x … [Read more...] about Shine International announces new format deals in Vietnam
Star TV India and Spuul have inked a deal allowing 11 Star Plus shows to be made available on-demand on Spuul, 30 minutes after they are broadcast. This service will be made available to viewers in India and Pakistan. Spuul is available as an online service, as well as via iOS and Android apps. The 11 shows to be made available include Junior MasterChef Swaad Ke Ustaad, Diya Aur Baati Hum and Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyar Pyara. Started in 2010 in Singapore, … [Read more...] about Streaming service Spuul in content deal with Star Plus
FOX has picked up Junior Masterchef, a new culinary competition series for talented kids as part of a new multi-year deal with award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. Junior Masterchef is based on the hugely successful U.K. format and extends the Masterchef brand in the U.S. to include a younger group of aspiring masterchefs. Produced by Shine America and One Potato Two Potato (joint-venture between Ramsay and Optomen), Junior Masterchef will give budding cooks the opportunity to showcase their … [Read more...] about “Junior Masterchef” to debut in the U.S.
Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, has unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the 2013-2014 television season. The network picked up several new series including comedies Dads – which stars award-winning Seth Green; Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Enlisted; Surviving Jack; Us & Them; Murder Police; dramas Almost Human, executive produced by J.J Abrams with an all-star cast; Rake with Greg Kinnear set to make his television debut; Gang Related; and adventure thriller … [Read more...] about FOX announces 2013/ 2014 upfront
International cooking format Junior MasterChef, is returning to kids channel CBBC later this year, after a two-year hiatus. The BAFTA-nominated series is back to give some of Britain's best young cooks the chance to follow in the footsteps of 2010 champion, Georgia Bradford, and become Junior MasterChef 2012. Based on the hugely successful MasterChef series, the format will feature 15 half hour episodes, consisting of eight heats, two quarterfinals, four semis and a final cook-off. Junior … [Read more...] about CBBC begins search for the next Junior MasterChef
Los Angeles – Shine International, the international sales and distribution arm of Shine Group, has sold talent entertainment format Clash of the Choirs, to CCTV1, China’s leading broadcaster. The Chinese broadcaster has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which follows the path of celebrities who return to their home towns to recruit, form and coach an amateur choir to compete with rival choirs. The series is scheduled to premiere in early November and marks the distributor’s … [Read more...] about CCTV sings a new song