Author Archives: The Format Doctor

NATPE 2018: A new business model for Asia, chaired by Michel Rodrigue

International Co-Development: A New Business Model for generating revenue from China and other major Asian markets This panel chaired by TFP CEO Michel Rodrigue discussed a new business model developed by European production companies and how it is being used to create and produce successful Chinese native formats which ultimately can be exported. By delving […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!

Michel, Justin, Sylvia and our 20+ consultants across the world wish you a happy and prosperous 2018!  

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Korean Producers Look West

Why Korean producers are striking up content partnerships with the West As we have seen repeatedly over the last couple of years, the line between entertainment and politics can be a blurry one. Take, for example, the dilemma that has recently faced South Korean content producers. In July of 2016, dialed-up bellicose rhetoric spurred on […]

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Can Remote Production Inspire New Formats?

REMOTE PRODUCTION OPENS THE WAY FOR NEW FORMATS Remote production makes sense for some types of TV and it could usher in a new wave of innovative formats, writes award-winning multi-camera director and TFP consultant Tony Gregory. Whether through drums, smoke signals or telegraph, the ability to instruct remote transactions has played its part in […]

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Chef in Your Ear launched on NTV Mongolia

  LOCAL ADAPTATION OF ‘CHEF IN YOUR EAR’ LAUNCHES ON NTV MONGOLIA     Ulaanbaatar November 2107: The latest (8th!) adaptation of our hit culinary format “Chef in your Ear” launched in primetime on Mongolian network NTV this Sunday 26th November, Hosted by director and screenwriter A.Miyegombo, the series features a mix of ordinary people and celebrities, as […]

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“Brilliant Chinese – Path to Glory”ranked #1 across China

  “Brilliant Chinese – Path to Glory”ranked #1 across China LU Wei, vice-president of Canxing/Star China announced the great ratings of its new original talent show “Brilliant Chinese-Path to Glory”. For the past two weeks, over 120 Million people have watched episodes 5 and 6 of the series, earning a 4.2% market share and this […]

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Justin tackles social experiments at CPH Festival

  SAVING THE EXPERIMENTS WITH JUSTIN SCROGGIE When you turn on your television there’s a good chance you will run into a new ‘social experiment’. Experiments are in high demand among broadcasters around the world and it seems there’s no limit in regard to what you can brand as an ‘experiment’ these days. But what […]

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Strong Start for “Chef In Je Oor” on VIER

“CHEF IN JE OOR” LAUNCHES STRONGLY ON BELGIUM’S VIER The premiere of “Chef In Je Oor”, the Flemish adaptation of our hit format “Chef In Your Ear”, had a strong start Monday on VIER,  earning a 17,4% share in 18-44 age-group.  That is the best rated show of the evening on VIER in numbers and share. Presented […]

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