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Pre-market Shark Tank deals for Sony

Formats-logo-460_2Dragons'-Den_Die-Höhle-der-Löwen_VOX_S1_2014_ASony Pictures Television has struck several pre-MIPCOM deals for one of its evergreen formats, Shark Tank.

In Israel, commercial broadcaster Keshet has ordered a local version of Shark Tank (aka Dragon’s Den) and local prodco, and formats specialist Gil will make the show.

Canal Sony in Brazil has ordered a local version, Negotiating with Sharks, with SPT prodco Floresta producing the 13-episode series.

In Brazil, Canal Sony has ordered its first-ever season of Shark Tank – Negotiating with Sharks. The 13 episode run is being produced by Floresta and will debut this week.

In east Africa, Kenyan station Nation TV has also ordered a local version, with a 12-episode series being made by Quite Bright films and bowing this year.

Recommissions for the show, in which would-be entrepreneurs pitch ideas to wealthy investors, include in Germany, where Vox has ordered season four. Danish pubcaster DR has greenlit a second season with ITV Studios prodco United making the show.

SIC in Portugal has also ordered a second series, with Take & Sound Productions making the show.

Jane Dockery, senior VP, formats, international distribution for SPT, said: ”Dragons’ Den continues to strike a chord with audiences around the globe and it’s fantastic to see so many new broadcasters discover this engaging and pertinent format. With over 30 adaptations worldwide to date, Dragons’ Den is now the world’s most successful business reality show.“