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Banijay picks up Dori’s uMan

France-based production and distribution group Banijay has picked up a slew of European rights to Dori Media’s gameshow format uMan.

UK-listed Dori, which is best-known for its telenovela output, has already sold the show into Spain and Greece and Banijay has acquired rights in six other European territories: France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark.

The format pitches a group of contestants into a ‘lab’ setting in which their everyday activities are controlled by the show’s viewers. The show was developed by Dori Media and Cellcom, Israel’s leading mobile telco. In Israel the show is known as Megudalimn. <!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:”Cambria Math”; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-alt:”Calisto MT”; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:roman; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1107304683 0 0 159 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-alt:”Arial Rounded MT Bold”; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1073750139 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; text-align:right; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; direction:rtl; unicode-bidi:embed; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”,”serif”; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;} @page Section1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:72.0pt 72.0pt 72.0pt 72.0pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} –>

A Spanish version of the show, licensed by mobile entertainment outfit Boungiorno, is already in pre-production.