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MIPCOM ’13: Vox, TVE pick up “Dragons’ Den”

Broadcasters in Germany and Spain have inked deals with Sony Pictures Television for local versions of factual entertainment format Dragons' Den. (Pictured: the UK version of the show)
October 7, 2013

Broadcasters in Germany and Spain have inked deals with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) for local versions of factual entertainment format Dragons’ Den.

SPT Productions Germany will produce a series of the factual format for commercial broadcaster Vox, while in Spain, Pulso TV will produce a version of the show for public service broadcaster Television Española (TVE). The German version, entitled Die Höhle des Löwen (Lions’ Den), is due to go into production in January.

The deals take the total number of local versions of the business show to 24 internationally (the UK version is pictured above).

Keith LeGoy, president of international distribution at SPT, said: “Dragons’ Den has been transformative for budding inventors and entrepreneurs all over the world and now national broadcasters in two of Europe’s biggest economies are set to create their own versions for the first time.

“With the backdrop of economic challenges, there has never been a more apt time to offer programming that inspires new business ideas and encourages emerging talent.”

Dragons’ Den was created by NTV and is distributed internationally by SPT.

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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