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Talpa plants “Wishing Tree” in Belgium

Belgian free-to-air broadcaster VTM has picked up The Wishing Tree (pictured) from ITV-owned Talpa Media.
October 20, 2015

Belgian free-to-air broadcaster VTM has acquired The Wishing Tree (pictured) from ITV-owned Talpa Media.

The deal marks the first international sale for the format, which launched earlier this month at Cannes’ MIPCOM market.

The series focuses on young children as they hang wishes for someone they believe deserves them on a “wishing tree.”

“In the current television landscape, viewers are in need of uplifting shows with a positive vibe. This works perfectly with our approach to emotainment shows like The Wishing Tree — moving formats that are able to touch viewers with their pure nature,” said Gepke Nederlof, head of global licensing at Talpa Global, in a statement.

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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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