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“Rising Star” heads to ABC

Keshet DCP has sold Israeli reality format Rising Star into the U.S., with an American version set to air on ABC next summer.
November 19, 2013

Keshet DCP, a joint venture between Keshet International and DC Media, has sold Israeli reality format Rising Star into the U.S., with an American version set to air on ABC next summer.

ABC has ordered 10 episodes of the singing competition, which gives audiences the power to choose a winner in real-time. Aspiring singers perform their auditions live, as viewers vote via an app and singers receives immediate feedback as they are performing.

The deal with the U.S. broadcaster, brokered by WME, marks the first time Keshet DCP has entered the U.S. market since the JV formed in October.

The newly formed company uses Keshet Media Group’s distribution and production arm, and combines it with the U.S. infrastructure of DC Media, the parent company of Dick Clark Productions.

Rising Star was originally produced by Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting in Israel, and the format was previously sold into France, Germany, Italy and Russia.

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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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