News round-up: ITV revives ‘Deal Or No Deal’; DeAPlaneta strikes BRB deal; Dynamic TV picks up ‘Dates In Real Life’

Deal Or No Deal

ITV revives ‘Deal Or No Deal’

ITV is reviving quiz show format Deal Or No Deal after a seven year hiatus from UK screens.

Banijay UK label Remarkable will produce the new series for the British comcaster, which follows a pilot for the returned show presented by Stephen Mulhern last year.

Deal Or No Deal originally ran for 13 seasons on Channel 4 in the UK from 2005 to 2016, hosted by Noel Edmonds, before it was cancelled.

The format sees contestants attempt to win cash prizes by opening boxes containing differing amounts of money. They must test their luck as they decide whether to accept an offer from ‘the Banker’ in exchange for an unknown sum that could be contained within their own box.

The story was first reported by UK tabloid The Daily Mirror.


DeAPlaneta strikes BRB deal

DeAPlaneta Entertainment has acquired the catalog of kids entertainment company BRB Internacional, including titles such as DogtanianAround the World with Willy Fog and The World of David, the Gnome.

The agreement will give DeAPlaneta Entertainment sales rights to an additional 1,000 30-minute animated series and feature films in dozens of languages, with plans to launch across its new media models, including FAST and AVOD channels

Diego Ibáñez, chief brand officer, said: “Our goal is to refresh and relaunch these well-known audiovisual offerings using new formats and innovative digital creation strategies, aiming to put them back on the map and introduce them to new audiences.”

Dynamic TV picks up ‘Dates In Real Life’

Dynamic Television has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for NRK’s upcoming romantic drama series Dates in Real Life.

Produced by Maipo Film, the 7 x 30-minute dramedy follows the dating adventures of a young Gen Z who has spent most of her social life in a virtual reality world but is now determined to find love “in real life”.

Production begins next month in Norway and the series is expected to premiere in 2024.

Dates in Real Life is a modern story that taps into the zeitgeist of how so many young people are living their lives today,” said Annika Schmidt, head of German originals and European co-productions for Dynamic Television.  “It’s an eye-opening but charming romance story that speaks to anyone who has ever been in love.”

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