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Israeli TV giant Reshet 13 has launched a new international venture.
13Global, unveiled Wednesday, will be responsible for strengthening and developing relationships with international entities, distributors, channels and producers, and will look to collaborate on formats and series both for broadcast on Reshet 13 and for global territories.
The venture is being headed up by Reshet 13’s vp of content, Ami Glam, who has been responsible for numerous Israeli formats sold internationally.
“Reshet 13 launches 13Global at a time when the international television content distribution market is blooming and has great potential for worldwide success,” said Glam. “We tend to use Reshet platform as a testing ground for new and compelling content that can be adapted worldwide.”
Three projects — all in collaboration with international partners — have recently hit the market: the dating program Find Me Somebody to Love, the drama series Blackspace, and the factual entertainment show Kings of the Kitchen.
Reshet 13’s move echoes that its chief broadcast competitor in Israel, Keshet, which launched Keshet International in 2012 and has helped co-produce a number of English-language adaptations of its local formats. Among its biggest hits are the BBC series The A Word, based on its Israeli show Yellow Peppers, and it is now producing Apple TV series Suspicion, based on its thriller False Flag, with Uma Thurman starring.
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