Armoza Formats gets “Connected”

Armoza Formats has licensed factual entertainment format Connected to Holland's NCRV for public broadcaster NED3.
April 15, 2011

Armoza Formats has licensed factual entertainment format Connected to Holland’s NCRV for public broadcaster NED3.

The Dutch adaptation of the format will be produced by Blue Circle (Fremantle Media’s Dutch production arm), and will emphasize the cross-platform elements of Connected.

The 40 x 25 minute series is the self-filmed journey of five strangers of the same sex, where five parallel stories unfold.

NCRV’s premiere season will feature five women. The broadcaster is currently casting for women who have extensive social networking experience, according to NCRV’s head of formats, William Hoes.

This deal joins previously announced licensing deals, including with broadcaster TV2 in Denmark, where Strix will produce, channel 1+1 in Russia, and 1+1 in Ukraine, where the format is being produced in-house.

In Israel, the all-female season three (40 x 25-minutes) began airing in April on broadcaster Hot3, where the series is produced by Koda Communications.

CEO Avi Armoza said in a statement, “The cross-platform approach that NCRV is taking reinforces the format’s ties to the online cultural revolution and the way it has impacted our society and communication habits.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.