Rising Star headlines KI’s slate alongside Marathon, Face 2 Face, Pick a Pocket, What Happens in…, and rom-com She’s With Me
Keshet International, the global distribution and production arm of Israel’s Keshet Media Group, launches its new slate at Mipcom next month, which features five new titles including live talent show Rising Star.
Highlighting the slate is RISING STAR, a groundbreaking, live competition show, which Keshet is billing as part of a new genre in entertainment’ called ‘TV App To You’. Its launch marks the first format incorporating real-time voting by viewers via an innovative app that is fully integrated into the show. Home viewers decide who advances, whilst the viewers’ pictures appear on the large screen facing the contestant. When the performer reaches the target voting percentage, the screen rises and the new star is revealed. From the very first episode, viewers play an integral role in every decision made on the show throughout the entire season. The innovative and free app, makoTV, provides a platform for mass voting from home-viewers. The format combines pre-recorded auditions with a live, fully interactive, real time elimination stage.
The format, which launched in Israel as “Hacochav Haba” September 16, on Keshet Channel 2, will be screened at MIPCOM. The live debut scored a 44.7% share (HH), 32.6% rating (HH) which was 7 times higher than the closest competitor. With over 1.1 million viewers, the participation rate was 10 times higher than previous shows, received over 600,000 votes via the makoTV app, and achieved a conversion rate of 30% of viewers – breaking all second screen data ever recorded in Israel.
MARATHON, a new prime time docu-reality format, debuted on Keshet Channel 2’s on September 16 scoring a 29.5% share. Five ‘ordinary’ people, with no athletic background, come together with one common goal: in just 8 months they will run a marathon.
Other programming on the non-scripted slate includes FACE 2 FACE, a studio dating show designed for the 21st century, accompanied by an application that allows the bachelorette to produce a facial image of the man of her dreams. This image allows the team of researchers to go on a tailored search for suitable candidates to compete for her heart. Throughout the show, the bachelorette is able to see the men whereas only once she has selected one of the contenders, will he be provided the opportunity to lay eyes on her and decide whether or not she might be their ‘dream girl’.
Game show format PICK A POCKET is the first street game show to shamelessly invade contestants’ private wallets where prize money is based on the amount of money the contestants happen to have in their wallets. Two passersby will go head-to-head answering a single trivia question that has many answers. The first contestant to get stuck or provide a wrong answer is out of the game, and the hunt for the next contestant begins. As soon as a contestant beats three in a row they win the amount equivalent to all three wallets combined.
Elsewhere, a hilarious scripted reality format, THE E TEAM, sees nine celebrities leave their lives behind for a one-month stay at a hotel in Israel’s resort city. The participants are given the task of running the hotel’s entertainment activities for a month whilst rehearsing for a musical show they will put for the hotel guests at the end of their stay.
SURE OR INSURE, the new television game show launched at MIPTV, debuted on Keshet Channel 2’s primetime on September 1 with a 29.1% share. The family show was the night’s slot winner and scored three times higher than it’s competition: game show Still Standing on Channel 10.
THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY is a romantic comedy which centers on the impossible love story between a simple baker and an international model. Following a chance meeting they fall in love and must overcome the obstacles – including her lifestyle, her agent, his modest family, both their exes and the media – in order to stay together.
Keshet International will also be offering two series based on their original formats: GIRLFRI3NDS, the Studio Lambert Production for ITV2 and DEAL WITH IT! (Produced by Howie Mandel and Lionsgate), which was US network TBS’s summer hit and already ordered for a second season.
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