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Sony Pictures Television’s Popular Health Magazine Talk Show Format Also Renewed In Four Territories Around the Globe

 LONDON and HONG KONG – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced that it has concluded two deals that will bring the popular health-focused, multi-topic magazine talk show format The Dr. Oz Show to new territories in Europe and Asia.
In the Czech Republic, FTA broadcaster Czech TV will produce 15 episodes of the one-hour series, titled DoktorKa, which will be hosted by physician and TV personality Dr. Kate?ina Cajthamlová. In Thailand, TrueVisions will produce at least 60 episodes of the one-hour series to air daily in primetime on True Explore 3 and also later this year on a new DTT channel called True 4 U.
The format has also been renewed for additional seasons in four territories across three continents. In Asia, TRANS TV has ordered a second season of Dr. Oz Indonesia featuring medical expert Dr. Ryan Thamrin. In Europe, TV3 in Lithuania has given a second season order to Kvieskite Daktar?! (Call A Doctor!), while Kanal 2 in Estonia has given a second season order to Tohter Olaf (Doctor Olaf). In Latin America, América Televisión in Peru gave a third season order earlier this year to Dr. TV, the daily talk show hosted by local physician and surgeon Dr. Tomás Borda Noriega.
“Sony Pictures Television not only boasts one of the largest format libraries in the world, but also a proven track record when it comes to adapting global formats for local audiences. The Dr. Oz Show, which has now been localized in 15 territories around the world, continues to be a key resource of information and inspiration to help audiences of all ages live happier and healthier lives,” says Jane Dockery, senior vice president, formats, international distribution for SPT.
Co-produced by Harpo Productions and SPT, the Emmy® Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show is an entertaining, multi-topic health magazine talk show hosted in the U.S. by trusted health expert, best-selling author, and world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. The upbeat and topical global format features highly qualified medical hosts serving up newsworthy information and inspiring stories, providing cutting edge information on important topics ranging from nutrition, staying young and weight loss to handling conflict, stress and relationships. The format has been licensed across five continents around the world and in places like Russia, China, Brazil and the Middle East.


Michael Maney
Director, Communications


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