From The Hollywood Reporter:
The BBC’s commercial arm BBC Worldwide has inked a deal to take its international hit reality TV format Dancing with the Stars to Thailand.
The BBC has partnered with Thailand’s largest locally owned hotel brand Amari as part of the deal which sees the local format funded by advertising dollars from the hotel group owner.
The Thai series will be independently produced by MCL (Metine Company) and Kantana Group and funded by advertising.
It will debut January 2013 on Channel 7 with seven 90-minute episodes scheduled for production.
Amari will feature in ad breaks throughout the series and will have logo signage within the show.
Adding Thailand to the mix, there are now 43 local productions of Dancing with the Stars around the world across six continents.
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