Dick Clark Productions signs JV with Keshet


DCPDick Clark Productions, acquired last year in a deal led by Guggenheim Partners LLC, formed a joint venture with the Israeli company Keshet Media Group to bring programs to the U.S. The venture, called Keshet DCP, will focus on unscripted programming such as “Rising Star,” a talent show airing in Israel that incorporates real-time voting by viewers through an app integrated into the show.

Keshet, producer of the “Prisoners of War” drama, became the model for Showtime’s hit series “Homeland.”

“By combining our powerful resources, we hope to create a vast slate of the most compelling unscripted programming possible,” Allen Shapiro, chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, told Bloomberg in a statement.

Dick Clark Productions, founded by the late television host, produces the talent competition “So You Think You Can Dance” on the Fox network in the U.S., as well as the Golden Globe Awards.

Keshet, started in 1993, is one of Israel’s largest media companies, producing content for broadcast television, pay TV and online channels. It is closely-held and based in Tel Aviv.

See the Bloomberg story here