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BBC Three’s Stupid Man Smart Phone lands in Singapore

Kalel Productions’ BBC Three fact ent format Stupid Man, Smart Phone is heading to Singapore.   BBC Studios Distribution has sold the 8 x 30-minute format into Mediacorp’s English-language free-to-air network Channel 5. The show, which was originally produced by Kalel and Second Star Productions in association with BBC Brit, will be available on Mediacorp’s OTT […]

Twofour strikes European sales for What Would Your Kid Do?

Twofour Rights has sold ITV’s What Would Your Kid Do? and This Time Next Year into Belgium and Eastern Europe. Medialaan is to make the Belgian version of Boomerang’s What Would Your Kid Do? for VTM, which will soon go into production and is to air in early 2019. The show – which challenges parents to guess how their […]

Facebook to launch three int’l formats, revives The Real World

Facebook is to launch three international show formats on its Watch platform, including The Real World via a partnership with MTV Studios. Speaking at MIPCOM, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy, Matthew Henick, and head of video products, Paresh Rajwat, revealed a slate of new international titles coming to the platform. The Real World will be a […]

Fox orders Endemol Shine’s Big Bounce Battle

Fox has ordered physical format Big Bounce Battle from Endemol Shine. Endemol Shine North America will produce the format for Fox, with executive producers Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman all working on the title. Big Bounce Battle was originally created by Endemol Shine Netherlands and co-developed with Endemol Shine Germany for RTL. The […]

Love Island US details emerge as ITV’s War of the Worlds sells globally

US broadcaster CBS is expected to stay loyal to ITV Studios’ hit format Love Island, which is intended to lead a brand refresh for the network when it launches in summer 2019.  The format was highlighted by ITV Studios in Cannes on Monday (15 October) as it held court in its container-built stand outside the Grand […]

ITV Studios launches label in the Netherlands

ITV Studios is expanding its international presence with a new production label in the Netherlands. ITV Studios Netherlands will create and produce ITV’s extensive range of unscripted and scripted formats for Dutch platforms owners and broadcasters. Karin de Groot (pictured) will lead the label as managing director and joins in early 2019. De Groot has […]

Story Lab, Youngest Media strike JV for formats

Game of Clones distributor The Story Lab has partnered with David Flynn and Lucas Church’s Youngest Media on a formats venture. The businesses have formed a JV entitled Youngest Labs, which will look to create ambitious global formats and digital-first content, as well as a consumer ventures program and brand-funded commissions. Youngest Labs will have […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Alone At Home

Distributor: Sony Pictures Television International Distribution Producer: Electric Ray Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Concept: Kids aged 8-16 are left to fend for themselves for four days A group of kids get four days alone at home in UK producer Electric Ray’s latest offering, which provides an intimate view of modern families for British broadcaster Channel […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: The Greatest Dancer

Distributor: Fremantle Producer: Syco Entertainment, Thames Channel: BBC One (UK) Concept: Dancers audition in front of a hidden audience in hopes of partnering with top dancers and becoming the greatest in their field Fresh from a rebrand, Fremantle will hit the market with a major prime-time dance format from Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Fremantle-owned […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Flirty Dancing

Distributor: All3Media International Producer: Second Star Productions Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Concept: Strangers take part in a choreographed dance routine hoping to find their match In the 1950s, up to 75% of couples met on the dancefloor. How times have changed. UK broadcaster Channel 4 is looking to give the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing a […]