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Extra: “Capturing the Moment” heads to Denmark; Philo launches streaming service

Gil Formats’ Capturing the Moment heads to Denmark Tel Aviv-based sales firm Gil Formats has inked a deal with Nordisk Film TV in Denmark for its factual entertainment format Capturing the Moment. The Scandinavian country is ...
November 14, 2017

Gil Formats’ Capturing the Moment heads to Denmark

Tel Aviv-based sales firm Gil Formats has inked a deal with Nordisk Film TV in Denmark for its factual entertainment format Capturing the Moment.

The Scandinavian country is the seventh market to take the format, following commissions in Spain, Germany, Israel, Greece, Poland, and the Czech Republic, where it will premiere on Ceska Televize in 2018.

Each episode of Capturing the Moment (pictured) focuses on people over age 75 who share their experiences and wisdom around topics such as love, family, careers and sex. Each episode focuses on a specific subject and personal tale that is summed up by an old photo, which is then recreated by a top photographer.

Rooftop inks deal with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific for docuseries The Great Arab Revolt

Amsterdam-based distributor and prodco Rooftop Content Group has inked a deal with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) for the historical docuseries The Great Arab Revolt.

Discovery Asia has picked up exclusive TV rights for the series for Central and South Asia, excluding China and Japan.

Produced by Jordanian-based Spica Media Production, The Great Arab Revolt (3 x 48, 1 x 105) tells the tale of an upheaval and revolt led by Sharif Hussein bin Ali, whose ramifications continue to be felt across the Arab World today.

Philo launches streaming service

TV tech company Philo is rolling out its first streaming television service, focused on entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge programming.

Priced at US$16 per month, the service includes more than 35 cable channels and can be viewed on TVs, computers, tablets and phones nationwide. An additional $4 per month nets subscribers nine additional channels.

A subscriber will be able to watch programming on three different devices at the same time. They will also have an unlimited 30-day DVR, the ability to pause any live channel, start programs from the beginning and watch programs that have aired in the past three days.

The company, which began delivering streaming television at universities six years ago, will include content from programming groups such as A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks, and Viacom in the TV bundle. 

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