eTRIBEZ OF ISRAEL TAKES CASTING INTO THE CLOUD

Nir Segal: “A brilliant start to our global roll-out” THE CASTING of reality and game shows — very often the make-or-break factor in a format’s success — is one area of the entertainment industry that technology seems to have forgotten. Until now, that is. At MIPCOM last month, news broke of a new cloud-based technology…

FORMATS ASIA REVEALS EASTERN OPPORTUNITY

James Ross: “Asia is a huge opportunity” THE FIRST outing of Formats Asia in late October — the new formats summit and networking event set up by ex-ITV Global’s Asia chief James Ross — confirmed what has become increasingly clear in the past couple of years: that Asian broadcasters have discovered the power of the…

NEW MEMBER PROFILE: CITYPORTAL

Cityportal’s Henrik von Pfaler: “Look for partners your own size” FINLAND is one of the format industry’s best-kept secrets. In recent years, it has given the world a string of highly original formats, some driven by its technological prowess — Intervisio’s touchscreen quiz The Wall, for example, or Tuotantotalo Werne’s kids game show Blobo; others…

SEO ENTERTAINMENT WINS GERMAN TV LAB PROJECT

The cast of SEO Entertainment’s animated comedy German Meat, winner of this year’s German TV Lab experiment A FRAPA member — SEO Entertainment — has won the 2012 German edition of the European Broadcasting Union’s TV Lab project, which is based on the principle that the television of the future is best co-produced with the…