“Why Israeli TV producers have such a magic touch for shows that transcend international boundaries” [VIDEO]

ISRAEL 21C
Top 8 reasons Israeli TV shows are smash hits abroad
by Abigail Klein Leichman
November 27, 2017

What makes Israeli television formats like In Treatment, Homeland and Fauda so enthusiastically embraced in translation by global viewers? Why are Israeli-originated series such as Greenhouse AcademyHostages and The A Word instant hits in countries from Finland to Thailand? According to the Israeli Export Institute, global TV and film sales from Israel tallied $268 million in 2016. Netflix online video service offers a dozen Hebrew-language shows to subscribers. Last September, buyers and producers from a whopping 28 countries came to Tel Aviv for the second international TV Formats Conference. READ MORE

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