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MIPFormats ’14: “Gogglebox” goes to Israel, Canada

Keshet Broadcasting has licensed the popular Studio Lambert format from All3Media International, while Bell Media in Canada has picked it up for its Bravo cable station.
April 5, 2014

Gogglebox, the Studio Lambert format that watches people watching television, is headed to Israel and Canada through two deals struck just prior to MIPTV.

Israel’s Keshet Broadcasting has picked up the format, as has Canadian broadcast company Bell Media for its Bravo cable net.

While the volume of the Israeli series order hasn’t been announced, the local Canadian version will be a 10 x 30-minute series.

Thomas Howe Associates has licensed the format for Canada. The company also has worked on previous Studio Lambert formats – producing Undercover Boss Canada with eOne and Be the Boss Canada.

Other territories currently developing local versions of the format include Germany, New Zealand, Denmark, Australia, Norway and the Netherlands. The Gogglebox format, currently being shopped by All3Media International at MIPTV, is a realscreen MIPTV Pick.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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