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Extra: Dave gets “Don’t Say It”; MIA Market to return

Dave orders Stellify’s Don’t Say It British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV has ordered a street-based gameshow for its entertainment channel Dave. Produced by Stellify Media and based on an original Spanish format from Phileas ...
July 10, 2017

Dave orders Stellify’s Don’t Say It

British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV has ordered a street-based gameshow for its entertainment channel Dave.

Produced by Stellify Media and based on an original Spanish format from Phileas Productions, Don’t Say It, Bring It (20×30′; pictured) will set up in cities across the UK to challenge individuals to answer questions correctly by bringing back objects found within each varying location, in return for cash prizes. The series will be hosted by Irish comedian Jason Byrne.

Ordered by UKTV’s director of commissioning Richard Watsham and Dave GM Steve North, the series will head into production this summer and is slated to broadcast across Dave later this year.

The series was commissioned by Helen Nightingale who will also exec for UKTV.

Stellify Media’s Kieran Doherty, Matthew Worthy and Chris Jones will executive produce alongside series producer and director Stuart Locke.

Armoza’s “People’s Choice” licensed in India

Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats has sent its social media-inspired primetime format The People’s Choice to the South Asian country of India.

The series asks viewers to choose between situations such as “a week without showering or a week without your smartphone.” Once viewers have voted, an in-studio audience is tasked with guessing the most popular response for a chance to win cash prizes.

The People’s Choice — which originated from a development partnership between Armoza and French broadcaster TF1 — will be produced by leading Indian prodco Big Synergy.

Thirty-six episodes of the interactive format are slated to air beginning later this month for general entertainment channel Asianet. The series will air three times per week and is hosted by Indian actor Gavathri Arun.

Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo returns in October

The third annual Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA) is slated to return to the center of Rome this October.

With 1,500 participants from 58 countries attending the event in the past two editions, MIA is slated to superserve key producers and distributors of the film, TV and documentary industry by providing a location to establish and reinforce business relationships between global market leaders “where the Italian excellence is the major player.”

The annual event also serves as a platform to buy and sell content based on four main market assets: matchmaking; co-production and pitching forum; panel and talks; and screenings.

The Italian marketplace was created, developed and produced by the Italian Association of Film Industries (ANICA) and the Italian Association of Television Producers (APT).

The third edition of MIA will take place in Rome’s Piazza Barberini and runs Oct. 19-23. For more information on the market, visit MIA’s website.

About The Author
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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