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Endemol celebrates 20th anniversary at Mipcom with formats

MUMBAI: Television format creator and distributor Endemol has unveiled its line-up of new formats originating from around the globe which will make their debut at next month’s television trade event Mipcom 2014 in Cannes, France.

Endemol UK’s multiplatform series ‘The Singer Takes It All’ will be available to international buyers for the first time in Cannes. The groundbreaking singing game show sees viewers become both judge and jury on a real-time interactive app. The first series on Channel 4 had over 21 million votes cast via the app and broke records with 15 per cent of the live viewing audience voting along with the show.

Also from Endemol UK is ‘Two Tribes’, a quiz for the BBC, where contestants are split into tribes depending on what they have in common.

From Endemol Germany is ‘Hard to Believe’, where celebrities must get to the bottom of astonishing true stories from everyday contestants. The show was a breakout hit for NDR pulling in 60 per cent above the channel average.

Endemol will also be including scripted formats among its highlights this year. From Endemol Israel is ‘The Orpheus Project’, where a group of medical students discover their professor’s hidden research which holds the secret to giving supernatural psychological powers by manipulating a hormone released when dying.

From Endemol Spain is ‘No Identity’, the story of a lawyer who learns she is not the biological daughter of her parents and begins an obsessive search for her true origins which lead her to a dark network of theft, extortion and trafficking.

Returning to Cannes is Endemol Germany’s factual entertainment show ‘Host in a Box’, which has been sold to Spain. ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids’ from Endemol Spain also returns.

Also returning to the market among Endemol’s line up is the UK format ‘Pointless’.

Endemol MD of creative operations Iris Boelhouwer said, “Scripted programming continues to form an increasingly significant part of our business and highlighting these new drama formats at Mipcom further underlines our growth in this area. Combined with an exciting mix of entertainment from around the world, we have a line-up befitting our 20th anniversary celebrations.”