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The BBC has received the green light from the EU Commission for its entry into the German TV production market.
The Brussels-based competition authority has approved the creation of the planned joint venture with All3Media Deutschland, an All3Media spokesman confirmed to German industry magazine new business.
The BBC’s commercial arm BBC Worldwide and All3Media Deutschland, parent company of production firms filmpool, MME and white balance, announced the plans in December 2009.
The joint company called Venture Tower Productions will adapt BBC Worldwide formats for the German market and create original productions as well.
BBC Worldwide’s format catalogue contains more than 80 titles, spanning from entertainment shows like Top Gear and reality formats like Filthy Rich & Homeless to game shows such as The Weakest Link and sitcoms like The Office.