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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.

About The Author
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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