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Popstars
POPSTARS was an international reality television franchise and a precursor to the Idol series . The series first began in New Zealand in 1999 when producer Jonathan Dowling formed the five member all-girl group TrueBliss . Popstars
Popstars
remains one of the most successful TV show formats of all time with the format being sold to more than 50 countries. The show was the inspiration for Simon Fuller 's Idols franchise. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 The Popstars
Popstars
series * 3 Number one singles * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Countries which had a version of Popstars
Popstars
The series originated in New Zealand
New Zealand
in 1999 when producer Jonathan Dowling formed the five member all-girl group TrueBliss . Dowling then licensed the concept to Screentime in Australia, who then on sold it to TresorTV in Germany
Germany
before taking it worldwide. Popstars
Popstars
remains one of the most successful TV show formats of all time with the format being sold to more than 50 countries. The show was the inspiration for Simon Fuller 's Pop Idol franchise which would dominate reality TV, (along with Big Brother and Survivor ) for the next few years
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Reality Television
REALITY TELEVISION is a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate. It differs from documentary television in that the focus tends to be on drama, personal conflict, and entertainment rather than educating viewers. An early term for the format was _docu-soap_. The genre has various standard tropes, including "confessionals" (also called _talking heads_ or _interview segments_) used by cast members to express their thoughts, which often double as the shows' narration. In competition-based reality shows, a notable subset, there are other common elements such as one participant being eliminated per episode, a panel of judges, and the concept of "immunity from elimination." An early example of the genre was the 1991 Dutch series _ Nummer 28 _, which was the first show to bring together strangers and record their interactions. It then exploded as a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the global success of the series _ Survivor _, _Idols _, and _Big Brother _. These shows and a number of others (usually also competition-based) became global franchises, spawning local versions in dozens of countries. Reality television as a whole has become a fixture of television programming
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New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND /njuːˈziːlənd/ (_ listen ) (Māori : AOTEAROA _ ) is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean . The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island (or _Te Ika-a-Māui_), and the South Island (or _Te Waipounamu_)—and around 600 smaller islands . New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia , Fiji , and Tonga . Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps , owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington , while its most populous city is Auckland . Sometime between 1250 and 1300 CE, Polynesians settled in the islands that later were named New Zealand and developed a distinctive Māori culture . In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand
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Idol (tv Series)
IDOLS (also known as SUPERSTAR in some countries) is a reality television singing competition format created by British television producer Simon Fuller and developed by FremantleMedia . The format began in 2001 with the British television series Pop Idol ; its first adaptation was the Polish series Idol in 2002. It has since become the world's most widely watched television franchise, as well as one of the most successful entertainment formats, adapted in over 46 regions around the world, with its various versions broadcast to 150 countries. An estimated 6.5 billion viewers around the world have watched variants of the show. Each season, the series aims to find the most outstanding unsigned solo recording artist (or "idol") in a region. Originally aimed for pop singers, the series have since evolved to accept singers from different genres of music, such as rock , R"> The logo of SuperStar, which was used by German, Czech, and Slovakian versions of Idols. In 2001, British talent manager and television producer Simon Fuller created the British television series Pop Idol . The series was developed by production company FremantleMedia and was broadcast on ITV on 6 October 2001. Fuller, along with television producer Nigel Lythgoe , was inspired to create the series by the New Zealand television series Popstars , which was adapted in the United Kingdom as Popstars in January 2001
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TrueBliss
TRUEBLISS were a New Zealand
New Zealand
pop girl group formed in April 1999. The band were formed on the popular television show Popstars , which aired on TV2 for nine weeks in the search for a new girl group. TrueBliss were the first ever group to be formed under the Popstars banner, before the concept was sold to Australia
Australia
(who formed the group Bardot in similar style), continental Europe
Europe
, the UK and the United States
United States
. CONTENTS * 1 Formation * 2 Post TrueBliss * 3 Reformation * 4 Discography * 4.1 Album * 4.2 Singles * 5 References * 6 External links FORMATIONFive girls, Joe Cotton , Keri Harper, Erika Takacs, Carly Binding and Megan Alatini , were taken from obscurity to instant stardom overnight while enjoying commercial success with their #1 single "Tonight ". TrueBliss were managed by Jonathan Dowling, and briefly by Simon Grigg , although on TV they were portrayed as being managed by Peter Urlich , and enjoyed three single releases with label Columbia , an imprint of Sony Music . The girls signed sponsorship deals with Pepsi
Pepsi
and Burger King before embarking on the 'Number One Tour' across 17 towns nationwide. Demand for tickets to the shows was so strong that matinee performances were put on in most venues
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Simon Fuller
SIMON FULLER (born 17 May 1960) is an English entrepreneur , artist manager , film and television producer . He is best known for being the creator of the _Idol_ franchise , which was first seen in the UK under the name _ Pop Idol _, and includes _ American Idol _ in the U.S. Fuller is the executive producer of several hit shows including the Fox TV reality shows _So You Think You Can Dance _ and _Q\'Viva _. One of the most influential figures in British popular culture , Fuller came to prominence through managing pop group the Spice Girls . He has managed a wide range of talent that includes David and Victoria Beckham , Annie Lennox , S Club 7
S Club 7
, Sir Bradley Wiggins , Steven Tyler , Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
, Andy Murray , Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
, Carrie Underwood , Kelly Clarkson , Will Young
Will Young
, Emma Bunton , Lisa Marie Presley , Gary Barlow , Cathy Dennis , Aloe Blacc , Steve McManaman and others. He is in partnership with the duo Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony . In 2007, _Time _ magazine named Fuller one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2008, Fuller was certified as the most successful British music manager of all time by _Billboard _ magazine
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Idols (TV Series)
IDOLS (also known as SUPERSTAR in some countries) is a reality television singing competition format created by British television producer Simon Fuller and developed by FremantleMedia . The format began in 2001 with the British television series Pop Idol ; its first adaptation was the Polish series Idol in 2002. It has since become the world's most widely watched television franchise, as well as one of the most successful entertainment formats, adapted in over 46 regions around the world, with its various versions broadcast to 150 countries. An estimated 6.5 billion viewers around the world have watched variants of the show. Each season, the series aims to find the most outstanding unsigned solo recording artist (or "idol") in a region. Originally aimed for pop singers, the series have since evolved to accept singers from different genres of music, such as rock , R"> The logo of SuperStar, which was used by German, Czech, and Slovakian versions of Idols. In 2001, British talent manager and television producer Simon Fuller created the British television series Pop Idol . The series was developed by production company FremantleMedia and was broadcast on ITV on 6 October 2001. Fuller, along with television producer Nigel Lythgoe , was inspired to create the series by the New Zealand television series Popstars , which was adapted in the United Kingdom as Popstars in January 2001
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic of Germany _Bundesrepublik Deutschland_ (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " "Unity and Justice and Freedom" (de facto) ANTHEM: _ Deutschlandlied _ (English: "Song of Germany") (third verse only) Location of Germany (dark green) – in Europe (green "> (green) – Capital and largest city Berlin 52°31′N 13°23′E / 52.517°N 13.383°E / 52.517; 13.383 Official language and national language German ETHNIC GROUPS (2015 ) * 7001790000000000000♠79.0% Germans
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Big Brother (TV Series)
BIG BROTHER is a reality game show franchise created by John de Mol , originally broadcast in the Netherlands
Netherlands
and subsequently syndicated internationally. As of 11 November 2016 , there have been 387 seasons of Big Brother
Big Brother
in over 54 franchise countries and regions. In the show, contestants called "housemates" (or "house guests") live together in a specially-constructed house that is isolated from the outside world. Housemates are voted out (usually on a weekly basis) until only one remains and wins the cash prize. During their stay in the house, contestants are continuously monitored by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones. English-language editions of the program are often referred to as "BB". Many Spanish-language editions of the program are called Gran Hermano (GH)
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Survivor (TV Series)
SURVIVOR is a reality competition television franchise produced in many countries throughout the world. The show features a group of contestants who are marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow contestants until only one remains and is awarded the grand prize and is named the "Sole Survivor." The format for Survivor was created in 1992 by the British television producer Charlie Parsons for a United Kingdom TV production company called Planet 24 , but the Swedish version , which debuted in 1997, was the first Survivor series to actually make it to television
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The X Factor
_THE X FACTOR_ is a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell . It originated in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, where it was devised as a replacement for _ Pop Idol _ (2001–03). It is held in various countries. The programmes are produced by executive producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv . The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants. The similarities between _The X Factor_ and _Idols _ prompted _Idol_ creator Simon Fuller , along with 19 Entertainment , to file a lawsuit against Cowell, SYCOtv, and FremantleMedia in 2004. An out-of-court settlement was reached in 2005 allowing Fuller to gain a 10% share in _The X Factor_ format, and preventing an American version until 2010. Fuller later filed another lawsuit in 2011, claiming that he had also been promised that he would be credited as an executive producer of _ The X Factor
The X Factor
USA _, but that Syco, FremantleMedia, and Fox Broadcasting Company had failed to fulfill that promise; that lawsuit is pending
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Got Talent
_GOT TALENT_ is a British talent show television format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell 's SYCOtv company. A pilot was made in the United Kingdom in 2005, hosted by Paul O\'Grady , but after O'Grady's split with ITV , the series was postponed, resulting in NBC's _America\'s Got Talent _ – the first full series of the format. It has spawned spin-offs in over 58 countries (as of April 2014), in what is now referred to as the 'Got Talent' format, similar to that described by FremantleMedia of the _Idol_ and _ The X Factor _ formats. Unlike those shows, _Got Talent_ showcases several artistic disciplines in addition to singing. In April 2014, the format was named the world's most successful reality TV format ever by the Guinness World Records . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Proposed global version * 2 _Got Talent_ around the world * 3 _ Got Talent Kids_ around the world * 4 _Got More Talent_ * 5 _Planet\'s Got Talent_ * 6 References HISTORY See also: America\'s Got Talent and Britain\'s Got Talent _Got Talent_ was an invention by _ The X Factor _ creator Simon Cowell , with comedian and talk show host Paul O\'Grady producing a pilot for ITV in 2005 under the provisional title _Paul O'Grady's Got Talent_
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ProSieben
PROSIEBEN (German pronunciation: , _sieben_ is German for seven) is a commercial television station in Germany . It is largely distributed by cable and satellite and to a lesser extent digital video broadcasting – terrestrial . It began operations on 1 January 1989. Since 2003, the station, part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media . ProSieben is Germany's second-largest privately owned television company. Although ProSieben produces some of its programming itself, it also airs many American imports. On 3 May 2012, ProSieben launched a payTV channel called ProSieben Fun. A third channel called ProSieben Maxx started broadcasting on 3 September 2013. The three different variants of the channel are: ProSieben (for Germany), ProSieben Austria (for Austria), and ProSieben Schweiz (for Switzerland). The main difference is that they have different advertisements and news for each target country. The channel uses an English slogan: "We love to entertain you." ProSieben broadcasts from the Astra 1L and 3A satellites and is uplinked by MX1
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France
FRANCE (locally ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (_République française_ ), is a country with territory status in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories . The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea , and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean . The republic also includes French Guiana on the South American continent and several islands in the Atlantic , Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (5 of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) which, as of January 2017, has a total population of almost 67 million people. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris , the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban centres include Marseille , Lyon , Lille , Nice , Toulouse and Bordeaux . During the Iron Age , what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls , a Celtic people. The area was annexed in 51 BC by Rome , which held Gaul until 486, when the Germanic Franks conquered the region and formed the Kingdom of France
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Métropole Télévision
M6 (pronounced ), also known as METROPOLE TELEVISION, is the most profitable private national French television channel and the third most watched television network in the French-speaking world. M6 is the head channel of the M6 Group media empire that owns several TV channels, magazines, publications, movie production and media-related firms etc. It is owned by RTL Group
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