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‘Come Dine With Me’ heads to Ireland, Cyprus, Iran

ITV Studios has announced that local versions of Come Dine With Me are heading to Ireland, Cyprus and Iran.
October 5, 2010

ITV Studios has announced that local versions of Come Dine With Me are heading to Ireland, Cyprus and Iran. The deals will result in the production of more than 120 new local episodes, bringing the number of local versions of the series to 30. Ireland’s commercial channel TV3 had ordered 30 episodes, to be produced by ITV Studios in Ireland and airing in the fall. Cyprus’ public broadcaster CYBC will produce 65 episodes, produced by the in-house team for early 2011. New Iranian broadcaster Marjan Television Network, due to launch Manoto 1 at the end of October this year, has licensed 30 episodes, featured in the channel’s debut schedule. The episodes will be produced in the United Kingdom by Manoto 1 and feature Iranian diners. The factual entertainment format will also have new daytime and primetime episodes, in a new multi-year deal with the UK’s Channel 4.

About The Author
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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