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Operation Live, The Desert highlight ITV Studios’ spring formats slate

ITV Studios has rolled out a slate of new formats including The Garden’s Operation Live, Talpa survival show The Desert and Twofour’s undercover series Secret Teacher. The producer-distributor kicked off UK Screenings week today (15 February) with its annual Formats Festival, which welcomed more than 200 international buyers. ITV Studios-backed producers presenting at the showcase […]

English Scandal, Killing Eve vie for Broadcasting Press Guild honours

BBC One and Amazon’s A Very English Scandal and BBC America’s Killing Eve are among the titles nominated for multiple Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.  The annual awards honour work commissioned or produced in the UK and screened in 2018, and are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and reviewers from the UK. The 45th BPG Awards will be […]

UK Screenings: Warner Bros. bets on US primetime

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) makes its debut at UK Screenings this year, with the studio’s global division presenting three punchy primetime formats premiering in the US across the next month The involvement of WBITVP – which is sharing a venue with ITV Studios – is a reflection of the “range and breadth” of […]

UK Screenings: ITV Studios sets up ‘bigger, better’ showcase

ITV Studios Global Entertainment had a stellar debut drama event last year with an oversubscribed show that left an impression on buyers. This year, it plans to go ‘bigger and better’ with 400 guests set to arrive at the iconic Roundhouse in Camden, making it one of the largest screening events held this February “The […]

MTV UK to revive Cribs

Viacom’s in-house production arm Elephant House Studios is to revive classic series Cribs for MTV UK.  The new series follows the original format where popular celebrities invite viewers into their home. The 8 x 30-minute episodes, which will be produced by Viacom International Media Networks’ in-house production arm, will begin filming this spring before airing later this year […]

TBI opens MIPTV Hot Picks submissions

It’s that time of year again. TBI is now accepting submissions for our upcoming MIPTV Hot Picks coverage, which will sit within our April/May issue. Our editorial team will review all materials submitted and select the best new shows across scripted, formats, factual and kids content. We encourage you to send the top content across […]

BBC Studios Showcase: World of Wonder

Feel-good formats are still driving audiences, and BBC Studios’ formats team meets the demand with a playalong quiz show and warm, social issue-driven fact ent formats. Creative director of formats Sumi Connock tells TBI what to expect out of this year’s Showcase.  Warm and authentic fare continues to dominate the formats market, with audiences craving […]

Magnify’s Fittest Family lands in Germany

Andrea Jackson’s Magnify Media has sold reality-fitness format Fittest Family into ProSiebenSat.1. The German broadcaster has ordered a 4 x 90-minute version of the format, which was originally created for Irish broadcaster RTÉ. It will launch in a primetime slot in Germany this spring. The show will be produced by German superindie Constantin Entertainment, with whom the deal was […]

Special report: What formats sell where?

In the final instalment of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media examines the demand for different genres around the world. Whether you’re coming at it from a continental level, or on a country-by-country basis, understanding the format appetites in different territories is key for any producer or distributor looking to expand their reach. Is it […]

Endemol Shine sends Stripped to Portugal

Endemol has sent prime-time social experiment Stripped to Portugal.  Portuguese terrestrial broadcaster TVI has commissioned an eight-part order of the format, to be produced by Shine Iberia. Known locally as Começar do Zero, the series finds everyday people challenged to strip themselves of everything they own to find out what they really need to be happy. Over […]

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