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Old 21-01-2013, 11:11 PM   #26
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Dragons' Den is a series of reality television programmes featuring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas in order to secure investment finance from a panel of greedy venture capitalists.. The show originated in Japan as "Manē no Tora" (Tiger of Money, a pun on "Tiger of Malaya", the nickname of a famous WWII general, Tomoyuki Yamashita)...The format is owned by Sony Pictures Television International..and meets an American who has also come here to join an organization called the Elite Hunting Club..

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Like its predecessor set in Slovakia and centers on a facility in which rich clients pay to torture and kill kidnapped victims...
In the UK, Dragons' Den is broadcast on BBC Two which has exclusive rights to the show's format from its Japanese producers. The Executive Producer is Dominic Bird and it is hosted by former BBC economics editor Evan Davis. So far in the Den, the 'Dragons' have agreed to invest in 110 companies, with Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis agreeing investments in 29 businesses each since 2005, followed by Deborah Meaden who has invested 21 times since she joined in Series 3 in 2006, followed by Duncan Bannatyne with 17 investments since 2005, and James Caan with 14 since he joined in 2007..
In 2008, television producer Mark Burnett signed a deal with format holder Sony to produce an American version of the series. The series on U.S. television is titled Shark Tank.The U.S. network ABC ordered a pilot episode which was produced by Sony Pictures TV.[13] On 9 October 2008, a casting producer announced that The Shark Tank was accepting applications for a pilot, giving entrepreneurs two weeks to submit their ideas. The pilot was filmed 6–9 January 2009 in Los Angeles...

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