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“MasterChef” heads to Slovakia, Czech Republic

Shine International has sold the MasterChef format to CME Group-owned channels Markiza in Slovakia and TV Nova in the Czech Republic. (Pictured: the U.S. version of MasterChef)
June 26, 2012

Shine International has sold the MasterChef format to CME Group-owned channels Markiza in Slovakia and TV Nova in the Czech Republic.

In a first for MasterChef, the format will air as a primetime, two-territory coproduction in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia.

In additional news for the format, MasterChef has been commissioned for a second season in Ukraine on STB, while a first season of MasterChef Poland was also recently commissioned by TVN.

“In 2012 we are experiencing exceptional results in Central and Eastern Europe, and MasterChef continues to keep getting bigger. We’re working closely with our partners to support them with a unique and powerful package of production insight, spanning set design, recipes and casting, to promotion and scheduling,” said Lisa Higginson, sales manager for CEE at Shine International.

MasterChef was created for the BBC, and is produced by One Potato Two Potato and Shine America.

International versions are aired by Fox in the U.S. (pictured above), TF1 in France, Channel 2 in Israel, Star in India, and Ten in Australia. A Chinese version is soon to launch on Dragon TV in China.

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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