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MIPCOM ’13: Vox, TVE pick up “Dragons’ Den”

Broadcasters in Germany and Spain have inked deals with Sony Pictures Television for local versions of factual entertainment format Dragons' Den. (Pictured: the UK version of the show)
October 7, 2013

Broadcasters in Germany and Spain have inked deals with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for local versions of factual entertainment format Dragons’ Den.

SPT Productions Germany will produce a series of the factual format for commercial broadcaster Vox, while in Spain, Pulso TV will produce a version of the show for public service broadcaster Television Española (TVE). The German version, entitled Die Höhle des Löwen (Lions’ Den), is due to go into production in January.

The deals take the total number of local versions of the business show to 24 internationally (the UK version is pictured above).

Keith LeGoy, president of international distribution at SPT, said: “Dragons’ Den has been transformative for budding inventors and entrepreneurs all over the world and now national broadcasters in two of Europe’s biggest economies are set to create their own versions for the first time.

“With the backdrop of economic challenges, there has never been a more apt time to offer programming that inspires new business ideas and encourages emerging talent.”

Dragons’ Den was created by NTV and is distributed internationally by SPT.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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