Eastern Europe ´is not a marked to give up on´

MOST Eastern European territories have learned to live with the crisis; there’s still a need for cost-effective content — and nobody’s stopped producing, commissioning or watching formats. This is the heartening message brought home from DISCOP East by Avi Armoza, CEO and founder of Israel’s Armoza Formats and long-term FRAPA member. The 18th outing of…

The first 10 years

Parties and partnerships mark FRAPA’s 10th anniversary FRAPA celebrates its 10th anniversary at MIPTV with a party, a panel debate on the formats industry’s increasingly complex financial ecosystem and a clutch of new strategic partnerships. Joanna Stephens takes a sneak preview THIS month’s MIPTV content bazaar is a significant one for the international formats industry.…

Member Profile: Stimulii Licensing

BOUTIQUE South African advertising agency Stimulii, creator of one of this season’s hottest formats, Thumb Wars, is among the newest companies to join FRAPA. Thumb Wars is a hybrid TV/mobile reality property that relies on a smartphone to drive the gameplay. The format was sold in April to the US and is being produced by…