Mexican media company Televisa has purchased two more original Israeli TV programs – “Yellow Peppers” and “Mythological Ex” — from Keshet International, the global content and media producer and distributor that’s part of Tel Aviv-based Keshet Media Group.
“Yellow Peppers,” an award-winning series about a family’s journey with autism, was remade successfully as “The A Word” by the BBC in 2016 and subsequently was sold to scores of media outlets including in the United States and Brazil.
In the United States, CBS adapted “Mythological Ex” as “The Ex List” in 2008. It’s a dramedy about a woman who combs through her list of ex-boyfriends to find the one a psychic told her she must marry within a year.
Televisa signed a deal with Keshet in January 2016 to acquire remake rights to four scripted formats over a three-year period. The first two, already airing in Spanish, are four-time Israeli Academy award winner “Loaded” (“Realidad Aumentada”), a comedy about four buddies and their wildly successful video game; and “Easy Money,” about a lottery millionaire.
In other Israeli TV formats news, France’s Canal Plus has bought the HOT series “Miguel,” one of two Israelis shows to win prizes at the inaugural Canneseries festival last April. “Miguel” is about a gay Israeli man who adopts a child from Guatemala.
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