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UKTV orders car ‘flipping’ series for Dave

UKTV has commissioned new original Lazy Boy Garage for entertainment channel Dave. The series, which is produced by October Films, follows three best friends into the world of international car ‘flipping’ – where cars are revamped and resold for profit. Based at Roadhouse Motor Co. in Stamford, Lincolnshire, motoring journalist Jonny Smith, Top Gear Magazine […]

Talpa strikes multi-year deal with Star India for The Voice

Talpa and Star India have signed a multi-season deal for The Voice franchise, which includes The Voice and The Voice Kids. The deal will expand Talpa and Star’s existing work together. The series has already appeared for two seasons on Star and the third season of the regular version will air in February 2019 on […]

On the set with Vice’s first game show

  TBI speaks to Vice Studios exec producers Dan Louw and Yonni Usiskin on how the brand known for its subversive content came to produce Beat the Internet with John Robins, a family-friendly game show for UKTV, due to premiere this Thursday (15 November).  If someone said a new format would be coming to UK […]

Fremantle bets on Irish multi-platform format National Treasures

Fremantle has picked up format rights to EZ Films’ multi-platform series National Treasures. The business has acquired format rights in key territories around the world from distributor NordicWorld for the RTE-commissioned series. Territories include France, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Brazil. Created by Dave Clarke and Ciarán Deeney’s EZ Films for the […]

Zig Zag, IMTV and BBC Studios partner on hybrid dating-crime format

South Korean producer IMTV, Zig Zag Productions and BBC Studios Distribution have partnered on a hybrid dating-crime procedural format. Dating Detectives will see real detectives help hopeful singles uncover their ideal partners using investigation techniques. The detectives will use real forensics, interrogation and psychological profiling methods to test daters’ inherent goodness, ethics, kindness and generosity […]

Armoza’s Singerella scores UK option

Armoza Formats’ singing show Singerella has been optioned in the UK. Argonon-owned Chase The Case producer Bandicoot TV has picked up local rights to the prime-time fact ent format, which was launched at last month’s MIPCOM market. In each hour-long episode, friends and family nominate a woman with unfulfilled musical dreams to get her moment in the […]

Hat Trick’s Whose Line is it Anyway? heads to the Middle East

Unscripted comedy format Whose Line is it Anyway? is set to be adapted for the Middle East and will be the first version to be produced in Arabic. Commissioned by Ten TV from Cairo-based Global Productions, the local adaptation will initially air for 14 episodes. The series is now in production and will debut in December […]

Australia’s Network Ten to remake human interest format Taboo

Australian broadcaster Network Ten has commissioned distributor Lineup Industries and Sydney-based Lune Media for Taboo, a human-interest format originally created for Belgium’s VRT. In Taboo a famous comedian tests the boundaries of comedy and good taste. They perform a unique routine which in each show challenges a subject judged too taboo to laugh at. The difference […]

Amazon replaces Schuster with Castallo for unscripted post

Amazon Studios has named former CBS head of alternative programming Chris Castallo as its new unscripted chief, replacing Heather Schuster who departed the business in August. Schuster left the business after an internal investigation into alleged inappropriate behaviour was administered by Amazon. Castallo will now oversee unscripted TV development and report to Amazon’s co-heads of […]

All3Media Int’l launches MIP Cancun formats pitch

All3Media International is launching a formats pitch at MIP Cancun. The distributor has extended its partnership with MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem to launch the MIP Cancun Formats Pitch, which will target the creators and producers of new non-scripted entertainment formats. The initiative follows on from their previous collaboration on the Asia Television Forum Formats Pitch, […]

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