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‘Come Dine With Me’ heads to Ireland, Cyprus, Iran

ITV Studios has announced that local versions of Come Dine With Me are heading to Ireland, Cyprus and Iran.
October 5, 2010


ITV Studios has announced that local versions of Come Dine With Me are heading to Ireland, Cyprus and Iran. The deals will result in the production of more than 120 new local episodes, bringing the number of local versions of the series to 30. Ireland’s commercial channel TV3 had ordered 30 episodes, to be produced by ITV Studios in Ireland and airing in the fall. Cyprus’ public broadcaster CYBC will produce 65 episodes, produced by the in-house team for early 2011. New Iranian broadcaster Marjan Television Network, due to launch Manoto 1 at the end of October this year, has licensed 30 episodes, featured in the channel’s debut schedule. The episodes will be produced in the United Kingdom by Manoto 1 and feature Iranian diners. The factual entertainment format will also have new daytime and primetime episodes, in a new multi-year deal with the UK’s Channel 4.

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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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