Sony Pictures Television Sells Popular U.S. Talk Show Format to TRANS TV
HONG KONG - Dec. 18, 2012 - Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has sold the format of its entertaining, high-energy, multi-topic magazine talk show, The Dr. Oz Show, to TRANS TV in Indonesia. The announcement was made by Angel Orengo, executive vice president, distribution, Asia-Pacific, SPT.
TRANS TV will produce the local version of The Dr. Oz Show, which will consist of at least 60 episodes to air daily during daytime. The talk show is slated to launch in early 2013.
"The sale of The Dr. Oz Show format to TRANS TV reaffirms that there is a growing potential and appeal in Asia-Pacific for U.S. talk shows with universal themes such as health and wellness," said Orengo. "Indonesia is an important market for us and we're confident the format will resonate with audiences across the country."
"TRANS TV is very pleased and excited to be working with Sony Pictures Television on this production. We believe The Dr. Oz Show has become a household name across America and has helped many people with the various health and lifestyle issues of today. We are optimistic that this same program will be a hit in Indonesia, proving a reliable health and wellness source for our audience to turn to," said Achmad Ferizco Irwan, Programming and Operations Director, PT, Televisi Transformasi Indonesia.
The Emmy® Award winning The Dr. Oz Show is an entertaining, high octane, multi topic series hosted by trusted health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. Other territories to develop a series based on the format of The Dr Oz Show include China, Russia, India, Brazil, France, Armenia, Chile, Colombia and the Middle East. The show is co-produced by Harpo Productions and SPT.