Armoza Formats gets “Connected”

Armoza Formats has licensed factual entertainment format Connected to Holland's NCRV for public broadcaster NED3.
April 15, 2011

Armoza Formats has licensed factual entertainment format Connected to Holland’s NCRV for public broadcaster NED3.

The Dutch adaptation of the format will be produced by Blue Circle (Fremantle Media’s Dutch production arm), and will emphasize the cross-platform elements of Connected.

The 40 x 25 minute series is the self-filmed journey of five strangers of the same sex, where five parallel stories unfold.

NCRV’s premiere season will feature five women. The broadcaster is currently casting for women who have extensive social networking experience, according to NCRV’s head of formats, William Hoes.

This deal joins previously announced licensing deals, including with broadcaster TV2 in Denmark, where Strix will produce, channel 1+1 in Russia, and 1+1 in Ukraine, where the format is being produced in-house.

In Israel, the all-female season three (40 x 25-minutes) began airing in April on broadcaster Hot3, where the series is produced by Koda Communications.

CEO Avi Armoza said in a statement, “The cross-platform approach that NCRV is taking reinforces the format’s ties to the online cultural revolution and the way it has impacted our society and communication habits.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.