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Special report: The evolution of ‘powerhouse’ formats

In the second of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media looks at how top-performing formats have changed with the times. K7 Media’s David Ciaramella reports. In order to examine the trends driving the formats market, K7 Media’s Tracking the Giants report split a group of formats into six distinct categories. The ‘Powerhouse’ formats are those […]

NATPE 2019: The Top Shows in Miami

TBI Magazine has picked the most buzz-worthy unscripted formats to arrive in Miami this January. From Banijay’s Temptation Island reboot to Sundog Pictures’ hot topic doc Training Teacher’s to Kill, these are the market’s hottest non-scripted offerings.  Temptation Island Banijay Rights/USA Networks       An Accidental Studio DCD Rights/AMC Networks International       […]

NATPE Hot Picks: Temptation Island

Producer: Banijay Studios North America Distributor: Banijay Rights Broadcaster: USA Network Concept: Couples face the ultimate test when they are separated into two different ‘temptation’ islands Banijay is set to reboot this dating classic for 2019, five years after it last broadcast in the US. This time the 11 x 60-minute format promises tweaks for […]

NATPE Hot Picks: An Accidental Studio

Producer: Bill & Ben Productions, Propellor Films Distributor: DCD Rights Broadcaster: AMC Networks International Concept: Feature length doc about The Beatles star George Harrison’s unsung role as a film producer George Harrison is best known, of course, as one of the Fab Four in The Beatles. Less appreciated, however, is his role as a movie […]

NATPE Hot Picks: The Peng Life

Producer: Renowned Films Distributor: Passion Distribution Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Concept: The internet’s sharpest reviewer and YouTube star Elijah Quashie (The Chicken Connoisseur) reviews everything from Lamborghinis to luxury pizza Renowned Films’ latest format brings Elijah Quashie, and his 600,000 YouTube followers, to review a range of luxury items with the aid of his sidekicks […]

NATPE Hot Picks: Training Teachers to Kill

Producer: Sundog Pictures Distributor: Silverlining Rights Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Concept: Doc following one Ohio school which has taken up Trump’s suggestion to arm teachers Training Teachers to Kill follows the heated debate taking place in school boards around the US on whether teachers should be trained to handle armed weapons to protect pupils during […]

NATPE Hot Picks: Fittest Family

Producer: Kite Entertainment and Animo TV Distributor: Magnify Media Broadcaster: RTE1 Concept: Mega-fit families compete in a series of physical challenges for a cash prize in this warm-hearted, emotional format Now in its sixth series for RTE1, the Fittest Family format is starting to gain traction in the international market. Distributor Magnify Media recently closed […]

NATPE Hot Picks: The Indiscreet Call

Producer: Mandarina Productions Distributor: GoQuest Formats Concept: A street game show that tests passers-by on facts about their phone contacts GoQuest’s 65 x 35-minute format looks to democratise game shows by questioning passers-by on simple facts about six phone contacts and giving them the opportunity to win €1,000 ($1,400) in the process. Playing is easy […]

NATPE Hot Picks: Dating Detectives

Producer: Zig Zag, IMTV Distributor: BBC Studios Distribution Concept: A mash-up of dating and crime procedural shows Dating Detectives is, as its title suggests, a format that mashes up elements of dating and detective shows. Real-life detectives are drafted in to help singletons find their ideal partner, using their investigation techniques (forensics, interrogation, psychological profiling […]

NATPE Hot Picks: When I Grow Up

Producer: Optomen UK Distributor: All3Media International Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) concept: What happens when you allow a group of 7 to 9 year old kids to take over your company for a week? Shows where kids take centre stage are extremely popular the world over, and When I Grow Up is a clever take on […]