Keshet sells ‘Masters of Dance’ in multiple territories

MUMBAI: Keshet International (KI) has sold its talent show ‘Masters of Dance’ in Vietnam, Norway, Poland and Spain ahead of MIPTV. The inaugural season of the show was successful in Israel.

Purpose Media has acquired two seasons of the show to air in Vietnam on HCM City Television (HTV) channel 3. Production on the show will begin in the summer and will broadcast in Autumn 2018.

In Norway, the format has been sold to public broadcaster NRK. Deals for the series have also been agreed in multiple territories including Poland with production company Rochstar and with EndemolShine in Spain.

A second series has been commissioned to air in Israel on Keshet’s own channel Keshet 12.

The 22 x 60’/90’ series, created by Keshet Broadcasting and produced by Tedy Productions, see four renowned professional dance masters put everything on the line. In this thrilling high-stakes studio-based competition, every move they make in their fight to win could be their last! Already a smash hit in Israel, Masters of Dance takes the booming dance show trend to a brand new level, as four dance masters – established dancers, creators or choreographers whose talent and expertise has earned international acclaim – each take on the challenge of forming a new company of dancers to compete in a series of head-to-head battles.

Thousands audition, but only six dancers can be selected for each company before they enter the stunning Masters of Dance battle arena. Master vs master, company vs company, style vs style – it is each master’s decisions on music, choreography, costumes, and dancers that will determine their company’s success in each battle.

The dancers will give their all, but, after the audience has voted, it is the master who pays the price for failure as the loser must eliminate one dancer, and companies with only two dancers left must close.

In the electrifying finale, the two remaining masters lead their prevailing dancers in an epic showdown – but when the stakes are this high, who will have what it takes to be crowned best dancer and who will become Master of Dance?

KI COO & President of Distribution Keren Shahar said, “Masters of Dance has proved to be a great success in Israel, and it’s fantastic to see so much interest in it on a global scale. I am confident that we will see the format go into production in multiple territories in the upcoming months with the hopes that viewers in those territories will take the show to their hearts in the same way that Israeli viewers have.”

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