Banijay Group strikes ‘Guinness World Records’ format deal

Banijay Group has struck a multi-territory deal with Guinness World Records (GWR) for its self-titled primetime family entertainment format. The year-long deal to represent GWR marks the brand’s biggest option deal to date and will span 15 markets including UK, Ireland, Eire, the US, Australia and Germany. The studio format features contestants going head-to-head in […]

‘Big Brother’ return to Greece in fifth comeback for format

Endemol Shine Group format Big Brother is staging a comeback in Greece after 10 years away.  Greek channel Skai will produce and air the show in 2020. The show previously aired on Greece’s ANT1 between 2001 and 2005, and was also broadcast on Alpha TV from 2010 to 2011. The deal – which was struck by Endemol […]

Facebook sets out to fund publisher-led content with talent

Facebook is extending its relationships with digital publishers such as Tastemade and LadBible, funding creator and talent-led content for video platform Watch. Matthew Henick, global head of content planning and strategy for the social media giant, says the new initiative, in which Facebook is commissioning digital publishers, is a turn of the dial from its […]

ABC orders Studio Lambert, Richard Bacon gameshow ‘The Hustler’

US broadcaster ABC has made an eight-episode order for a new gameshow series from All3Media-backed Studio Lambert that has been created by UK radio host Richard Bacon. The Hustler will be hosted by ABC alum Craig Ferguson and follows five contestants as they collaborate to answer a series of trivia questions, with the goal of […]

BBC Studios’ Paul Dempsey moots further BritBox roll-out

BBC Studios’ North American streamer Britbox could be set for a wider roll-out after global distribution president Paul Dempsey admitted there were more markets where the UK-skewing service could work. SVOD service BritBox, which was first launched in the US and Canada in 2017, offers an array of UK programming and earlier this summer said […]

Exclusive: Facebook pulls the plug on trivia format ‘Confetti’

Social media giant Facebook has pulled the plug on interactive quiz show format Confetti. TBI has confirmed that the social media platform has no plans to return the format in the UK and US, and it is believed that other international versions of the programme have also been cancelled. Matthew Henick, global head of content […]

MIPCOM 2019: TBI’s Formats Hot Picks

TBI Magazine has picked the most buzz-worthy unscripted formats heading to Cannes. From Marrying Millions to Queens of Love, these are the market’s hottest non-scripted offerings. Don’t Banijay Rights       Parent’s Evening Lineup Industries       Comedians Giving Lectures ITV Studios Global Entertainment       Meat The Family Red Arrow Studios […]

Show of the Week: Cleaning Masters

Turkish distribution giant Global Agency is in Cannes with a whimsical format that celebrates the country’s top cleaning enthusiasts.  The reality competition series Cleaning Masters (35 x 30 minutes) was originated after the creators realised how obsessive people can get about cleaning. (You know it’s true.) The show demonstrates the fun as well as the […]

MIPCOM Formats Hot Pick: HouseShare

The cost of living in a global city like London makes it an almost impossible dream for many young people to consider moving to. HouseShare acknowledges this reality and spins it into a format that is squarely aimed at a young audience. It takes six people from all over the country, getting them to share […]

MIPCOM Formats Hot Pick: Queens Of Love

There’s plenty of twists on the relationship show at this year’s MIPCOM (see TBI’s Hot Picks for Five Guys A Week and Marrying Millions). Queens Of Love is another, very different spin on dating. Developed in-house by formats specialist Armoza Formats, it’s billed as a new take on the genre: three fabulous and outrageous drag […]

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