Go Dance! in China

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29.10.2012

Studio Kvartal-95, Star Media and Inter Ink Format Sale Option with Metan Development Group (China) for Go Dance! (Майdaн’s)

Star Media Group, Studio Kvartal-95 and Inter TV channel have signed the format sale option for the hit Ukrainian mass dance series show Go Dance! with Metan Development Group (Metan) for the territory of Greater China and the territory of the world with the broadcast in Mandarin and Cantonese languages, marking the first Ukrainian deal of its kind in the region. The highly popular show that has already seen three seasons in Ukraine features hundreds of dancers from different cities in a competition to be crowned their country’s Dance Capital. Beijing-based production company Mei Tian Mei Yu (Mei Tian) will develop and adapt the format for Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking audiences.

In the series, teams of dancers, up to five hundred each, prepare and rehearse their numbers with professional choreographers. The teams then face off in a two-hour live dance competition, staged every week in the main square in country’s capital. A jury and viewers at home vote on the winners, who receive a cash prize and win the title of Dance Capital for their home town. Season three of the original television show, created and broadcast in Ukraine on Inter TV channel, boasts being one of the top rated weekend television programs in Ukrainian television history.

This is the fourth international deal of the sale of rights to the Go Dance!. The Go Dance! format has also been sold to MY Tupelo Entertainment in the United States, and agreements are in place with leading French production company Effervescence and Norway’s Nice Entertainment Group.

 

Vlad Ryashin, CEO of Star Media Group, Producer commented: “The format shows a good performance in sales to international markets, and I’m glad that this trend persists. The popularity of the Go Dance! is definitely growing. In addition to China, Australia, Sweden, Spain and India have shown interest in the adaptation of the format for their territories as of the moment. We look forward to presenting the series to all international TV buyers.”

 Vladimir Zelensky, Art Director of Studio Kvartal-95 added, “The epic scale, drive, audience appeal and unity that Go Dance! emanates, continue to attract more and more fans worldwide. And now China, the world’s most populated country famous for its mass dance performances, has acquired the production and broadcast rights to the Ukrainian format Go Dance! The universal language of dance truly can unite people from all cultures, and we’re delighted that Metan and Mei Tian will develop the series for Chinese-speaking TV audiences worldwide.”

  “When we first discovered Go Dance!, we immediately knew that we found a series that was unique, unifying and a departure from the usual TV competition shows,” said Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan. “We look forward to consulting to Mei Tian as they introduce this proven format to the China TV market.”

 

 

About Metan Development Group: Launched in 2009, Metan Development Group LLC is a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically for international markets. The company’s founders are entertainment industry veteran Martin Pompadur, E! Entertainment Television co-founder Larry Namer and Amerilink founder Jean Zhang. Metan first launched in early 2009, and since then has made incredible inroads in developing the media market in China. Metan’s flagship series Hello! Hollywood premiered in September 2009 and today reaches a potential one billion viewers on 40 stations in China and nine in the United States and Canada. Hello! Hollywood is also available on China’s top Internet portals with an estimated four million viewers weekly. metanmedia.com

 

Mei Tian Mei Yu is a Beijing-based production company that has working partnerships with over 50 TV stations in China. The company produces the weekly entertainment news magazine “Hello! Hollywood” and is soon to debut sitcom “Return to Da Foo Tsun.”

 

About Go Dance!

Original title of the TV show the format is based on: Майдан’s

Genre: Entertainment dance show

Duration: 10 х 120’

 

 

 

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