International formats consultancy The Format People has signed a deal with Mexican prodco Litopos Producciones to jointly develop new content for the Latin American and international market.
The new partnership will see the two companies create, develop, and produce new unscripted formats aimed initially at Latin America, followed by a global roll-out across multiple territories.
The deal is an expansion on previous collaborations between the two companies, including two season of The Format People’s culinary format Chef In Your Ear, which was created by the firm’s CCO Justin Scroggie (aka the ‘Format Doctor’), while the two also have several jointly developed formats under consideration with Netflix LatAm, Televisa in Mexico, and RCN in Colombia.
Litopos is the production company behind Mexico’s Next Top Model for Sony LatAm, Acapulco Shore for MTV/Viacom and Asi Somos for Unicable/Televisa.
The partnership with Litopos also forms part of The Format People’s strategy to strike similar alliances with indies in key format territories around the world.
“The Format People bring original cleverly simple ideas and meticulous development to the table, as well as consummate experience and great contacts in the international formats marketplace,” commented Litopos CEO Juan Maldonado.
“Juan and his team at Litopos originate and produce top-quality television and have a powerful understanding and well-earned reputation in Latin America, so together we can create, produce and bring to market compelling content across genres and for all platforms,” added The Format People CEO Michel Rodrigue.