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Nordisk Film TV picks up Keshet’s “Rising Star”

Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International has sold interactive talent show format Rising Star (pictured) to Banijay Group company Nordisk Film TV.
October 15, 2013

Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International has sold interactive talent show format Rising Star (pictured) to Banijay Group company Nordisk Film TV.

The deal covers Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland and follows sales of the format to networks in France, Russia and Germany at MIPCOM in Cannes last week.

Rising Star brings something fresh and new to the genre while retaining the drama and emotion that make the best talent shows work,” said Jacob Houlind, Banijay’s Nordic Group CEO, in a statement. “That’s what drew us to the format and it’s why we have high expectations for Rising Star‘s roll-out across our territories.”

Rising Star is a talent show that allows viewers to vote for winners in real-time via a free app that is integrated into the live broadcast. If a contestant secures 70% of viewers’ and judges’ votes, a screen in the studio rises to reveal the winner. The show premiered in Israel on Keshet Broadcasting’s Channel 2.

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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