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CBC signs deal with the BBC

CBC Television announced today that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has optioned the format of the popular co-production Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister to be called The Next Great Leader in Britain. Options were also signed with South Africa and the Netherlands and discussions are ongoing with other countries.

“CBC is producing programming and creating formats that are not only resonating with Canadians, but generating interest with major broadcasters around the world,” said Kirstine Layfield, CBC-TV’s executive director of network programming.

CBC Television first broadcast the special presentation in March of 2007, and drew close to 900,000 viewers – an increase of 20 per cent over the previous year’s telecast. Hosted by Rick Mercer, former prime ministers Paul Martin, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell and Joe Clark shared the stage with four young finalists. The 2008 instalment is scheduled to air on CBC Television on Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

The Next Great Prime Minister is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young adults aged 18-25 who are considering a future in politics, world affairs, or social policy, while engaging viewers in the political process. Four finalists are chosen from a gruelling nationwide search, and face off for a $50,000 prize in front of a live voting audience and the panel of former leaders. The candidates participate in a high stakes, contest-style and passionate political debate.

This format is based on a nation-wide competition originated in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International.

The format rights are being handled by Distraction Internationally.

<font size=1>Source: CBC release</font>

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Front Page, Industry News

CBC signs deal with the BBC

CBC Television announced today that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has optioned the format of the popular co-production Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister to be called The Next Great Leader in Britain. Options were also signed with South Africa and the Netherlands and discussions are ongoing with other countries.

“CBC is producing programming and creating formats that are not only resonating with Canadians, but generating interest with major broadcasters around the world,” said Kirstine Layfield, CBC-TV’s executive director of network programming.

CBC Television first broadcast the special presentation in March of 2007, and drew close to 900,000 viewers – an increase of 20 per cent over the previous year’s telecast. Hosted by Rick Mercer, former prime ministers Paul Martin, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell and Joe Clark shared the stage with four young finalists. The 2008 instalment is scheduled to air on CBC Television on Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

The Next Great Prime Minister is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young adults aged 18-25 who are considering a future in politics, world affairs, or social policy, while engaging viewers in the political process. Four finalists are chosen from a gruelling nationwide search, and face off for a $50,000 prize in front of a live voting audience and the panel of former leaders. The candidates participate in a high stakes, contest-style and passionate political debate.

This format is based on a nation-wide competition originated in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International.

The format rights are being handled by Distraction Internationally.

<font size=1>Source: CBC release</font>

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Front Page, Industry News

CBC signs deal with the BBC

CBC Television announced today that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has optioned the format of the popular co-production Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister to be called The Next Great Leader in Britain. Options were also signed with South Africa and the Netherlands and discussions are ongoing with other countries.

“CBC is producing programming and creating formats that are not only resonating with Canadians, but generating interest with major broadcasters around the world,” said Kirstine Layfield, CBC-TV’s executive director of network programming.

CBC Television first broadcast the special presentation in March of 2007, and drew close to 900,000 viewers – an increase of 20 per cent over the previous year’s telecast. Hosted by Rick Mercer, former prime ministers Paul Martin, Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell and Joe Clark shared the stage with four young finalists. The 2008 instalment is scheduled to air on CBC Television on Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

The Next Great Prime Minister is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young adults aged 18-25 who are considering a future in politics, world affairs, or social policy, while engaging viewers in the political process. Four finalists are chosen from a gruelling nationwide search, and face off for a $50,000 prize in front of a live voting audience and the panel of former leaders. The candidates participate in a high stakes, contest-style and passionate political debate.

This format is based on a nation-wide competition originated in 1995 by Frank Stronach, founder and chairman of Magna International.

The format rights are being handled by Distraction Internationally.

<font size=1>Source: CBC release</font>

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