Lineup Industries


Show of the week: The Locker Room

European football – and the English Premier League in particular – is driving public debate as clubs and broadcasters pay huge fees for players and TV match rights. Belgian format The Locker Room shows the other side of sports. Amsterdam-based Lineup Industries took the hour-long format to MIPCOM with two seasons of strong ratings on […]

Deal monitor: RTÉ, Radio Gaga, Exodus

BBC Worldwide will sell an upcoming comedy from Ireland’s RTÉ, while Hat Trick International and Lineup Industries have signed new distribution deals. The BBC’s commercial arm has taken rights to Nowhere Fast, which Deadpan Pictues (Can’t Cope Won’t Cope) is producing with support from local body the BAI and Section 481 tax credits. The RTÉ2 […]

Beta Film buys into Lineup Industries

Beta Film has bought into Lineup Industries, the distribution business set up in 2014 by former Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis. Beta will take a minority stake in Lineup for an undisclosed amount, marking a major move into unscripted programming. German producer and distributor Beta has a stake in Seapoint, the […]

Long Lost Family format finds new home

Finnish free-TV broadcaster Nelonen has ordered a local version of Long Lost Family, the Dutch-originated format in which people are reunited with long lost relatives. The Finnish deal comes as ITV orders a new season of the show, and TLC in the US extends its latest season order after the success of the first eight […]

Lineup inks deal with Forman’s Critical Content

Tom Forman’s new firm Critical Content has optioned two formats from Lineup Industries, one of which will be the next vehicle for Catfish pair Nev Schulman and Max Joseph. Critical will take Lineup-distributed Radio Gaga and What the..?! into the US market. Schulman and Joseph are set to front a US version of Radio Gaga. […]

Long Lost Family turns up on TLC

TLC has ordered a local version of the Long Lost Family format. The US cable net had piloted a US version of the evergreen series and has now ordered a full series, which will hit its air in March. The show is distributed by Lineup Industries, the independent distributor run by former Endemol and Sony […]

Lineup bags former Absolutely format

Lineup Industries has acquired rights to evergreen format Long Lost Family, which formerly went out through fellow Amsterdam-based distributor Absolutely Independent. The KRO-NCRV format (also known as Find My Family) has run in the Netherlands for more than two decades, and airs in the UK on ITV, as well as in Norway, Italy, Denmark, Hungary […]

The consolidation, creativity and distribution challenge

The issue of consolidation in the television business has again come to the fore over the past months, with a collection of landmark deals being announced in quick succession. There is a rising tide of vertically integrated, multinational juggernauts, and the future for independent companies in both distribution and production has been the subject of […]

Lineup lines up raft of deals for Bully format

Fledgling distributor Lineup Industries has sold its buzzy anti-bullying format The Bully Project into the UK, US and other key markets. The new content company launched in the run up to MIPCOM with The Bully Project one of the formats on its launch slate. In the UK, Jamie Oliver’s prodco Fresh One has optioned the […]

Lineup Industries snags RTL formats

New distributor Lineup Industries has struck a deal with RTL Nederland and will bring a range of the broadcaster’s formats to international markets. Lineup, the content company formed by ex-Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis, will distribute the Holland’s Top Chef (pictured) and Ultimate Dance Battle formats as part of the RTL […]