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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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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