Fremantle, Ukraine, 1+1 Settle Dispute Over ‘Masked Singer’ Adaptation

Fremantle, Ukraine, 1+1 Settle Dispute Over ‘Masked Singer’ Adaptation
A dispute over a “Masked Singer” adaptation between Fremantle, Ukrainian broadcaster Ukraine and its local competitor 1+1 Media has finally been resolved.

Conflict arose after 1+1 broadcast “Maskarad” (“Masquerade”) in October, leading Ukraine to accuse its rival of pirating “The Masked Singer,” format, for which it had purchased adaptation rights from Fremantle. The global hit format is owned by Korean producer Mbc and licensed to Ukraine by Fremantle.

1+1 countered that “Maskarad” was in fact an adaptation of Romanian Antena TV Group’s “Mysteries in the Spotlight,” another costumed competition show featuring celebrities. Unable to agree, the parties sought recourse with Frapa
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