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Armoza’s “Connected” heads to India, Estonia

India's ZEE TV and Estonia's Kanal 2 are the latest international networks to commission local versions of Armoza Formats' factual format Connected (pictured).
May 30, 2013

Broadcasters in India and Estonia have commissioned local versions of Armoza Formats’ factual format Connected (pictured).

India’s ZEE TV has commissioned 65 episodes of the show, which will begin airing daily on Sunday (June 2). The series will follow six Indian women, including a lesbian and LGBT activist, whose self-filmed journeys through life become thematically interconnected as the series goes on.

In Estonia, Kanal 2 has commissioned a 30-episode season that is now in production.

Elsewhere in the world, Israel’s HOT TV has ordered a fifth season of the show to be produced by KODA Productions and Finland’s SUB channel recently finished airing a second season. The format has also aired in Denmark on DR2, Norway’s TV Norge-FEM, the Netherlands’ NED3 and Ukraine’s 1+1.

The self-filmed format follows five people who do not know each other but whose lives gradually become thematically connected over the course of a year.

About The Author
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 HMV.com. 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.

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