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Extra: “Sounds of the Nation” travels Europe; ProSieben takes “Masters of Dance”

Global Agency’s Sounds of the Nation lands in France, Greece Global Agency’s folklore music contest Sounds of the Nation has been acquired by Hervé Hubert in France and Antenna TV in Greece. In each ...
June 21, 2018

Global Agency’s Sounds of the Nation lands in France, Greece

Global Agency’s folklore music contest Sounds of the Nation has been acquired by Hervé Hubert in France and Antenna TV in Greece.

In each episode of Sounds of the Nation (pictured)three celebrities find three contestants who perform the local music of their region. These singers/bands will perform their shows in studio before being judged by a panel of four celebrity jury members and the audience, as well as viewers at home. The top-rated two performances will do a final performance with one being named the winner. At the end of the 13th week, a grand finale will take place.

ProSieben commissions Tresor for Masters of Dance

German broadcaster ProSieben has commissioned Keshet International’s (KI) Master of Dance format from Tresor, the Munich- and Cologne-based indie that was acquired by KI in 2017.

The dance show will premiere in ProSieben’s primetime schedule later this year.

Created by Keshet Broadcasting and Tedy Productions, who produced the show for Keshet 12 in Israel, Masters of Dance features four dance masters who each take on the challenge of forming a new dance company to compete in a series of head-to-head battles.

Smithsonian, History Australia pick up Darwin’s Secret

Smithsonian Networks and The History Channel Australia have acquired the documentary Darwin’s Secret.

Produced by InspiraTV’s Jürgen Stumpfhaus, Darwin’s Secret (1 x 50 minutes) focuses on the true story behind the 1831-1836 journey of British survey barque HMS Beagle. Without the voyage, Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution would never have emerged.

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, handles the worldwide distribution of the documentary.

Banijay Group’s All Against 1 heads to Germany

Banijay Group’s interactive, studio-based entertainment format All Against 1 has been commissioned by Germany’s ProSieben.

Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, is producing the localized German format, known in Germany as Alle gegen Einen. The show will consist of four live episodes, which will premiere later this year with Andreas Viek executive producing.

All Against 1 showcases contestants and viewers all asked the same questions, based on the outcome of a variety of unique and outlandish experiments. The contestant answers alone, while the average of the viewers’ responses on the app determines the nation’s collective answer. There’s only one way to win the top prize, and that is to be closest to the answer for the final question.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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