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‘MasterChef’ racks up six new format deals

Six more countries have picked up format deals for MasterChef, Shine International announced. India's Star, Israel's Keshet TV, Ukraine's STB, the Netherlands' SBS and Belgium's VTM have format deals with Shine International, while Iceland's Sagafilms has optioned the format. MasterChef India is currently in production in Mumbia, with Bollywood's biggest star Akshay Kumar named as host. This news follows MasterChef's highest rated U.S. debut of the summer, as well as Australia's finale causing the prime ministerial debate to be rescheduled.
August 3, 2010

Six more countries have picked up format deals for MasterChef, Shine International announced. India’s Star, Israel’s Keshet TV, Ukraine’s STB, the Netherlands’ SBS and Belgium’s VTM have format deals with Shine International, while Iceland’s Sagafilms has optioned the format. MasterChef India is currently in production in Mumbia, with Bollywood’s biggest star Akshay Kumar named as host. This news follows MasterChef‘s highest rated U.S. debut of the summer, as well as Australia’s finale causing the prime ministerial debate to be rescheduled.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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