Extra: Armoza takes “Flight,” Globosat dips into Espresso

In today's 'Extra,' Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats travels to Italy via Flight 920 (pictured) and Brazilian broadcaster Globosat buys two jazz docs from Espresso Media International.
January 21, 2016

Armoza Formats’ Flight 920 travels to Italy

Mediaset-owned commercial television channel Italia 1 has acquired reality format Flight 920 from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats, with Italy’s Magnolia TV set to produce the local version.

The primetime dating series, which begins filming in early February for a spring airdate, sees 20 adventure-seeking singles given the opportunity to travel to nine exotic destinations while participating in unique challenges related to their cultural setting. Those who win the challenges and tickets to the next location can also choose who to bring with them.

The second season of the series recently aired on French Canadian broadcaster TVA.

Globosat picks up Espresso Media International jazz docs

Brazilian broadcaster Globosat has acquired two jazz-related titles from British distributor Espresso Media International, including Jazz @ Metropolis and Ella Fitzgerald.

Jazz @ Metropolis (6 x 52 minutes, 4K) investigates the genre’s influence across popular culture. Each episode features performances from new artists, historical sections and guest appearances.

Meanwhile, Ella Fitzgerald (1 x 120 minutes/1 x 150 minutes) highlights two unreleased concerts from the American jazz singer recorded in 1965 and 1974 by the BBC. Performances feature such classic titles as “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and “The Lady Is a Tramp.” The 1 x 150-minute version includes the aforementioned content, with the added bonus performance from Jazz From Montreux in 1977.

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