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CJ ENM pens first-look TV deal with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television

South Korean entertainment giant CJ ENM and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have struck a first-look deal to collaboratively produce unscripted TV formats. Under terms of the deal, the I Can See Your Voice (pictured) producer ...
October 21, 2020

South Korean entertainment giant CJ ENM and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have struck a first-look deal to collaboratively produce unscripted TV formats.

Under terms of the deal, the I Can See Your Voice (pictured) producer will continue to seek out production opportunities for the North American marketplace alongside Warner Horizon Unscripted Television and its producing partners.

In addition to I Can See Your Voice, which premiered on Fox in September, CJ ENM is behind such hit IP as the musical guessing game The Masked Singer and reality travelogue Grandpas Over Flowers, known as Better Late Than Never in the U.S.

Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, part of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, was founded in 2006 and boasts an entertainment slate that spans primetime reality series and documentaries, including The BachelorThe BacheloretteBachelor in ParadiseEllen’s Game of Games and Mental Samurai.

“The U.S. market is a very important and symbolic market for us. We are more than delighted to partner with Warner Horizon Unscripted which is one of the most successful studios in the U.S.,” said Diane Min, head of format sales at CJ ENM, in a statement.

“We believe that this partnership with Warner Horizon Unscripted will bring us great opportunities to introduce our other numerous creative shows to American audiences through Warner’s excellent expertise and experiences in TV production.”

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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