Endemol is producing a series of webisodes for Kidz Bop's “KIDZ Star USA Talent Search” that follows the musical journey of the top “KIDZ Star USA” contestants. A panel of celebrity judges will mentor the contestants and help select the winners, who will win a recording contract with the RCA/JIVE Label Group.
Endemol also signed broadcast deals in the Ukraine. "Big Brother" has been picked up for a first season in Ukraine by nationwide broadcaster K1. The series produced by Endemol Poland and will launch in a prime time spot in autumn this year.
Also making its debut in Ukraine this year is "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has been commissioned for a prime time run by leading channel STB. Returning for a fourth season in Ukraine is the talent series "Operation Triumph," which has been renewed by Novy Channel.
In other news, Endemol has entered a deal with MediaCorp for a prime time run of the game show format "The Money Drop" in Singapore. The series will debut on MediaCorp’s Channel 5 in August.