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Funky Formats to showcase five new shows at MIPTV

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MUMBAI: Funky Formats will showcase five new entertainment formats at the television event MIPTV in Cannes, France. The event runs from 2 to 6 April.

This will be headlined by the show Telenovela Star, which will air on Caracol in Colombia later this year. The format sees a telenovela running in parallel with a daily reality show. Funky is sharing rights with Caracol Television.

Be My Boss is a reality series that encourages young people to pursue their dream jobs, with candidates tracking down and pitching to their ideal CEO. On the game show end, ATM is being billed by the company as the first quiz to have an ATM machine dispensing cash right in the studio.

Banks and credit card providers have already signed up to sponsor in some territories. Meanwhile, The Trade Show is a location-based game where contestants are provided with everyday items which they must trade up with local citizens to form a 'value chain'.

Rounding out the slate is Alien Nation, a reality sitcom where families allow cameras into their homes. The twist is that all the action is being watched by aliens. First, the aliens find the humans weird, but over time they develop human traits and emotions.

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