The format of Keshet International, was acquired by the British broadcaster ITV Studios, who will co-produce alongside Keshet International UK ‘s talent interactive show which marks the first time the voting of the viewers in real time via a free app TV app to you fully integrated into the show.
“The path of the global launch ITV musical talent shows and makes it the natural home of Rising Star in England. The British network joins a long list of stations that have jumped on board and look forward to working with this bright team to bring this interactive experience to the British audience,” said Alon Shtruzman, Managing Director of Keshet International.
Meanwhile, Elaine Bedell, director of entertainment and comedy at ITV, said. “It’s hard to find an innovative entertainment format these days, but Keshet has discovered one and we are proud to be part of ITV. The ballot items in Real-time means that the votes of viewers control every twist and turn of the live program, which makes it an incredibly dramatic, emotional and exciting show,” concluded the executive
Notably, the format produced by Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting in Israel, set a record debut on Channel 2, maintaining a 51.7 % share. In addition, more than 9 million votes were recorded through the app, which was downloaded over 1.5 million times. The format has already been acquired in countries like Hungary (TV2), Italy (Toro), France (M6 Group), Russia (Rossiya1), Germany (RTL), the Nordics Countries (Nordisk) and recently ABC for the American market.