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ITV’s Love Island heads to New Zealand

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group’s format Love Island has been commissioned by Three in New Zealand. Love Island NZ will be produced by ITV Studios Australia, in what will be its first production for a New Zealand network. In addition to launching the show in New Zealand in 2019, Three has also acquired the […]

FRAPA launches guide to help prevent format infringement

FRAPA, the format recognition and protection association, has launched a new service – the FRAPA Infringement Guide – supported by free case assessments from industry experts. The Infringement Guide is FRAPA’s response to a call from format professionals to provide practical, step-by-step assistance on what to do in the event of a suspected intellectual property (IP) […]

NBCU serves Top Chef spin-off in Thailand

NBCUniversal International Formats has sold Top Chef spin-off Just Desserts into Thailand. The One Enterprise is to produce a local version of the 11-part spin-off, which is to air on Thai entertainment channel One31. The show will see top pastry chefs in the country show off their professional skills and go head-to-head in a series […]

ITVS GE’s World on Fire leads its spring drama slate

ITV Studios Global Entertainment had a stellar debut drama event last year with an oversubscribed show that left an impression on buyers. This afternoon, 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 […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios takes Great Britons format to Peru

BBC Studios has struck its first format deal in Peru for British format Great Britons, which will make an appearance as Grandes Peruanos on Peruvian pubcasters TV Peru and Canal IPe. In the series, the audience nominates an individual who, in its opinion, should be recognised as the greatest Peruvian of all time. Viewers will […]

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 […]

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 […]