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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.

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