Duo pact for 'Showdown'

BEIJING – Vietnamese free-to-air broadcaster VTV3 and Indonesia’s Trans TV have licensed the format rights to “Karaoke Showdown” from Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI).

Deals rep the first time the musical variety show has been brought to Asia, though it has been a success around Europe, with format rights sold in Germany, Russia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Finland, Norway, Poland and Serbia

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