2013: TV Format Winners of the Year

The Voice

Formats and countries that dominated TV market last year. Smartshow.tv picks the best ones.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What dominated TV formats market in 2013? This is our selections of most important formats, country and news story.

Format of the year: 'The Voice'

Despite high rivalry in reality competition formats area 'The Voice' maintains presence in all key markets. Talpa improved the format itself and made it more distinct, which was inevitable and highly helpful step in fight for deals especially in small and mid-sized territories. 
The Voice became most watched reality format of 2012/2013 season in 18-49 demo in USA, achieving higher ratings than once unbeatable 'American Idol'. With 4.9 average season rating on NBC in the demo (source: Nielsen Media Research, parameter: most current) it remains highest-rated reality show in current 2013/2014 season as well.

Newcomer of the year: 'Rising Star'

New interactive talent format by Keshet International launched strong in Israel and big international deals followed: ABC in the USA, ITV in UK, RTL in Germany, Russia, France… roughly 20 territories and counting. 'Rising Star' is the biggest surprise of 2013.

Country of the year: Israel

USA, United Kingdom and The Netherlands remain important for TV formats, but Israel now keeps up with them. Keshet International, Armoza Formats, Dori Media and other format creators and distributors helped Israel strengthen its position in format industry in 2013. Deals with U.S. broadcasters ('Homeland', 'Hostages'...) prove it.

Story of the year: Content market change in CEE

After two years of NATPE TV content market being held in Budapest the organizer decided to relocate and rename NATPE||Budapest. Beginning 2014 it will take place in Prague and the name will change to NATPE||Europe. This marks deeper changes occurring in Central and Eastern European broadcasting industry. Attendance in Budapest got lower during last years and broadcasters revised their content acquisition strategies. There are less money available in the whole industry, but NATPE is still optimistic about the future of business in this region.

Formats awarded in 2013:

'Be the Boss' (All3Media International) - C21/FRAPA Format Award for Best brand-driven format
'Gogglebox' (All3Media International) - C21/FRAPA Format Award for Best factual entertainment format
'Hotel Zimmerfrei' (Nordic World) - C21/FRAPA Format Award for Best comedy format
'It’s a Date' (ABC Commercial) - C21/FRAPA Format Award for Best scripted format
'Mentor' (Banijay International) - C21/FRAPA Format Award for Best competition reality format
'Oh Sit!' (Warner Bros. International Television Production) - Rose d’Or award for Best Game Show
'Pissed Off' (ITV Studios) - C21/FRAPA Format Award for Best multi-platform format
'Spy' (Hat Trick International) - Rose d’Or award for Best Sitcom
'Take on the Twisters' (ITV Studios) - C21/FRAPA Format Award for Best studio-based game show format
'The Voice' (Talpa) - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Competition
'The Voice' (Talpa) - Critics' Choice Award for Best Reality Series - Competition
'The Voice' (Talpa) - People's Choice Award for Favorite Competition TV Show
'What If?' (Talpa) - Rose d’Or award for Best Comedy