Brazil’s ‘Rising Star’ Glitch Fixed; ‘Boom!’ Blowing Up In Israel
The second airing of the local adaptation of Rising Star in Brazil went off without a hitch on Sunday after a glitch during the premiere last week meant that some viewers were unable to enter their votes. Keshet International reports today that Superstar, as it’s known locally, had a 30% average audience share in its sophomore outing at 11pm Sunday on Rede Globo. The interactive app that allows viewers to vote whether an act moves ahead has been downloaded 1.4M times with 2.5M votes cast during Episode 2. Closer to home, Keshet’s super-hot Mip-TV format Boom! grew in its second airing on Israel’s Channel 2 last week with a 41.5% share; ratings were up across major demos as well. Boom! sold to the U.S. (Fox), France (TF1), Spain (Atresmedia), Hungary (TV2) and Belgium (VTM) during last week’s market in Cannes.
Cuarto Bringing Endemol’s ‘Host In The Box’ To Spain
Endemol’s Host In The Box format has sold to Spain’s Cuatro, with Endemol producing locally. The factual entertainment format, created by Endemol Germany, previously sold to Hungary, where it aired for eight episodes on Super TV2; it originally launched on ProSieben in Germany. In each instalment, a different host is locked inside a wooden box and shipped off to an undisclosed location in the home country.
Amazon Sets ‘Beware The Batman’ For Prime Instant Video In The UK.
Amazon is launching Warner Bros International Television Distribution’s animated series Beware The Batman on Prime Instant Video in the UK. This marks the first time a series aimed at a young-adult audience is on the streaming service ahead of traditional broadcasters. Featuring Batman’s core characters and a rogues gallery of new villains, Beware The Batman sees Bruce Wayne join forces with sword-mistress Katana, ex-secret agent butler Alfred Pennyworth and the hard-nosed Lieutenant James Gordon to take on Gotham City’s criminal underworld. Executive produced by Warner Bros Animation’s Sam Register and developed by Glen Murakami, the show stars Anthony Ruivivar (Law & Order, Revolution) as the Dark Knight.