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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.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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