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Joanna Stephens looks at the world of singing talent formats, exploring new spins on the genre and its continuing success.

The global format industry’s search for a shiny new prime-time entertainment format is almost a prime-time entertainment format in itself, complete with hopeful candidates, dreams of superstardom and ruthless elimination. In fact, many in the industry question whether “the next big thing” even exists in an increasingly fragmented marketplace, with so many broadcasters and platforms targeting so many different audiences.
The Stream - Main - News Editor
Norwegian talent show format The Stream set to challenge The X Factor's dominance.
SKUP diploma The Deepest Dive
Synnøve Bakke, Kjersti Knudssøn and Alexander Vollvik Larsen receive the very respected journalism for the documentary "The Deepest Dive" and the well-known CIRCOM price.
Netflix Lands Emma Stone, Jonah Hill & Cary Fukunaga Paramount TV/Anonymous Comedy With Series Order
Only days after it was taken out, Maniac, the hot Paramount TV/Anonymous Content half-hour series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill and directed by Cary Fukunaga, has found a home at Netflix.
DAG season 4 - Main
Highlights of the year, plus one that didn't live up to the hype
Fox shows Passion for Dutch format
Fox has become the latest US network to order a live musical, this time reworking a Dutch format that retells the final hours of Jesus.
The Passion - Logo
The Netherlands’ most successful-ever live-TV event set for US debut
A Nobel Cause - Award
In a strong and varied Current Affairs category, some common themes emerged: how to protect the rights of the citizen from the encroaching powers of the internet; and how to meet the needs of migrants seeking a new life in Europe.
Small Town Love 01
ABC has put in development single-camera comedy Small Town Love, an adaptation of the Swedish series Ack Värmland HalpernHaskins(international title Small Town Love).
The Shortest Straw - In the Studio - News
The company launches its biggest ever slate which includes two game-changing formats Boxatricks' The Shortest Straw and Eye2Eye Media's The Passion.
Lighten up! Will our appetite for foreign language drama extend to comedy?
While gloomy Nordic noir has been a huge hit in the UK, foreign language comedy hasn’t quite taken off. Could a Norwegian series about a misanthropic marriage counsellor change things?
DAG season 1
This evening's Television on Sky Arts
Expedition Greenland
Many of NordicWorld programs and formats are nominated for the Norwegian TV award “Gullruten”.

Gullruten will be airing May 9th live on TV2 from the Grieg hall in Bergen.
Hotel Zimmerfrei Logo + Cast
RTL, Disney, and ZDFto reversion four Nordic World/Absolutely Independent formats
Exit Afghanistan6
The documentary film "Exit Afghanistan" wins the award for best TV documentary under Prix Italia.
S4C - Fferm Ffactor 2010
Super-indie Zodiak Media has optioned Nordic World’s agricultural reality format Farm Factor (pictured) for a number of territories.


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