TBI Formats


First ever Bell/CTV format deal secured through Sony in UK

A deal that will see Sony Pictures Television (SPT) shopping Canadian format The Launch internationally marks the first time a CTV format from Bell Media has sold overseas. Sony-backed UK formats house Electric Ray is working up a local version of the music reality show, which comes from CTV parent Bell and Big Machine Label […]

ITV America rejigs management at Housewives prodco Sirens

Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh has been named president of ITV America unscripted production company Sirens Media, with founders Rebecca Toth Diefenbach and Valerie Haselton taking new posts. Sebastian-Dayeh (pictured) will jointly report to ITV America CEO David George, who replaced Brent Montgomery this January, and ITV America president Adam Sher. Sirens founders Toth Diefenbach and Haselton will […]

Amazon to spin The Remix from Global Agency

Amazon Prime Video has picked up an Indian version of music reality show The Remix from Turkey’s Global Agency. The format will debut on Amazon Prime in its operational territories around the world from March 9. Created and produced by Greymatter Entertainment, The Remix is a live music reality show where DJs and singers pair […]

Sky UK picks up James Corden highlights series from CBS

Sky UK has signed a licensing agreement with CBS Studios International for a new exclusive weekly highlights series of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The one-hour show will be broadcast each Tuesday on Sky One, beginning in early March. Producers CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 bring together The Late Late Show’s best […]

BBC sets up new Office in India

BBC mockumentary sitcom The Office is to be remade in India. Aditya Birla Group’s Applause Entertainment has acquired rights to the Ricky Gervais comedy, news that comes as the BBC Worldwide Showcase continues in Liverpool, UK. The Indian Office will follow paper company Wilkins Chawla and its boss, Jagdeep Chaddha, who tries to motivate his team in a downbeat […]

ITV America ups Adam Sher to president as rejig continues

ITV America CEO David George has appointed Adam Sher (pictured) as the unscripted producer’s new president and upped a range of senior staff, as changes following the exit of Brent Montgomery continue. Sher, who was previously chief creative officer in the business, will now have responsibility for all development, production and operations across the company’s […]

Netflix picks up Marie Kondo series on ‘the magic of tidying up’

Netflix has ordered an unscripted series with author and home organisation guru Marie Kondo (pictured), for a show based on her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The yet-to-be-titled season will consist of eight episodes and is produced by The Jackal Group, the prodco former Fox entertainment chief Gail Berman founded in 2014. […]

Aalderink and Lubbers band with MGM in Euro formats push

US studio MGM has set up a Dutch-based formats development operations with European programming execs Roy Aalderink and Peter Lubbers. The creation of Concept Street comes after MGM scored a coproduction pact with Redseven Entertainment in Germany last November to create local shows and remake MGM formats. The new Dutch company will have a similar […]

DRG buys into ex-ITV Studios execs’ new prodco

UK distributor DRG is planning to invest in a spate of production companies, and has kicked off the strategy with a deal for a stake in a new firm from a pair of former ITV Studios execs. DRG is buying into Double Yellow Television, which Mark Wells and Glen Middleham launched to create new factual, […]

Netflix signs Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf for talk show

Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf has landed her own weekly Netflix half-hour talk show, set to premiere later this year. The untitled show will look to take a break from the seriousness of late night comedy. Wolf will take aim at all parties, stating that there will be no preaching or political agenda, “unless it’s funny”. […]

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