Irish talent format set for RTL5 in Holland

The HitIrish talent format The Hit is getting a local version on Dutch broadcaster RTL5.

The series has been a ratings hit for Irish pubcaster RTÉ One and formats rights holder Warner Bros. International Television Production has now secured an eight-episode run of its own.

WBITVP-owned BlazHoffski will produce the show, which will launch in spring 2014.

The live studio format sees music stars listen to songs written and performed by unknown talent and select the one with the most hit potential. They then work with the songwriter to develop the song, which is performed live and simultaneously released as a download.

WBITVP has already secured format deals for The Hit in Russia, Ukraine and China.

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