Cannes-set TV Mart MipTV to Focus on Israeli Biz

LONDON — Cannes-set TV mart MipTV, which runs April 7-10, is to host a “Focus on Israel,” a territory that has been generating a stream of successful formats in recent years. Israeli TV series burst onto the international scene around a decade ago. Innovative non-scripted formats, such as “Rising Star,” have traveled widely, as have […]

Fox to make TV series about Syria’s Bashar Assad – in Israel

Kfar Sava beat Herzliya Studios in bid to host filming, sparking ‘breach of contract’ accusation. America’s Fox Television Network has decided to make parts of a new series on tyrants in the Iran world – in Israel. The segments in question will be filmed in Kfar Sava. The series, appropriately called “Tyrant,” was written and […]

Dutch ‘Big Brother’ producers buy 33% of Israeli TV franchisee

Global media giant to inject $28.4 million into Channel 2’s Reshet in deal that requires regulatory approval. International television production company Endemol signed a deal last week to acquire one-third of Channel 2 franchisee Reshet. The media giant, which developed the Big Brother reality show format broadcast in Israel by Channel 2’s other franchisee Keshet, […]

VIDEO: Israeli TV formats are hot commodity

Israel has become television formats powerhouse, selling formats to American and international networks Somehow Israel has turned into a television format empire over the last few years, with shows like “Homeland,” “In Treatment” and game show “Still Standing” hitting it big on American prime time television. Jewish News One went to talk to some of […]

VIDEO: House Hunters International in Tel Aviv, Israel

Tom and Sarah met on a Jewish dating site and after two years together in San Francisco have decided to move to Tel Aviv where Tom will join his family’s business. While Tom will be right back at home, Sarah will be thousands of miles from her family, friends, and native language. They’re looking to […]

Israeli socialite Saphir Azulay buys $64,000 purse on Beverly Hills Pawn

Check Out the Beverly Hills Pawn Item of the Week: An Hermès Birkin Bag This week, Beverly Hills Pawn brought the glamour with the beautiful goods featured on the show. Our absolute favorite item from Wednesday night was the gorgeous Hermès Birkin bag that Yossi took to the home of his Israeli-socialite friend, Saphir. She called the bag “a […]