News round-up: Polsat lands on ‘Temptation Island’; C4 & SBS visit Women On The Frontline; BBC returns ‘The Newsreader’

Polsat lands on Temptation Island

Polsat has ordered a local version of Banijay format Temptation Island, with Endemol Shine Poland producing the reality format.

The show will premiere on this autumn and sees couples embark on a journey to test their commitment to each other.

Separated into two different villas, the couples interact with a group of singles to determine if their love is strong enough to withstand the temptations and challenges they will encounter on the island.

The Polish adaptation is the 25th market to adapt the show and comes after the recently announced productions for Mexico, Brazil and Argentina/Chile.

C4 & SBS visit Women On The Frontline

Channel 4 in the UK and SBS in Australia have struck pre-sale deals for Woodcut Media’s World War II: Women On The Frontline.

The three-part docuseries uncovers stories of female heroism and bravery, exploring the daring and unknown histories of remarkable soldiers, pilots, and spies who fought, flew, and died in the Second World War.

Woodcut Media’s Jonathan Mayo is series producer, Kate Beal, executive producer, and directors are Rebecca Joyce and Imogen Walford.

Worldwide sales are handled by Woodcut International, which will be presenting the series to buyers for the first time at the upcoming MIPCOM market.

BBC returns The Newsreader

The BBC in the UK has snagged rights to the season season of Australia drama, The Newsreader.

The show follows two news presenters in the 1980s who rise to prominence, but questions emerge around how they made it to the top.

The show was commissioned by the ABC and is from Werner Film Productions, with Entertainment One distributing.

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