Formats


‘Temptation Island’ heads down under

Australia’s Channel Seven has signed on for a local version of Banijay Rights-distributed format Temptation Island. The format follows four dating couples as they decide whether they are ready to commit to one another or go their separate ways. The couples live the “single life” on an island paradise alongside a group of singles who […]

A+E strikes formats and co-pro deal with Korea’s JTBC

A+E Networks has expanded its relationship with JTBC, signing a new formats representation and co-production agreement with the Korean broadcaster. As part of the deal, A+E Networks will exclusively represent the format rights to key programmes from JTBC’s library catalogue as well as its upcoming line-up. The JTBC titles to be represented by A+E Networks […]

MTV UK assembles Workerbee’s ‘Love Squad’

MTV UK has ordered a new dating show from Endemol Shine-owned prodco Workerbee in which a group of friends takes control of their single friend’s love life.  Love Squad (30 x 22 minutes), one single will look to their friends and family, known as the Love Squad, to try and find their perfect match in one night. […]

Hungary’s TV2 signs on for ‘Fittest Family,’ ‘Catchpoint’

Hungarian free-to-air broadcaster TV2 has signed on for local adaptations of formats from Magnify Media and ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE).  TV2 has commissioned a local version of Kite Entertainment’s Fittest Family format, which originated out of RTÉ Ireland. The format sees 12 mega-fit families competing in a series of physical tests and challenges to win the coveted title of […]

Endemol Shine exits ‘Masked Singer’ as Fox goes in-house for unscripted

Fox is launching an in-house studio for alternative entertainment that will count the next series of The Masked Singer as one of its first productions. The hit singing format, which launched in January and is expected to return to the broadcaster as early as this autumn, will continue to be exec produced by Smart Dog […]

NBC exec to lead unscripted at Matchbox Pictures

NBC exec Dan Munday has been named head of unscripted at Australian prodco Matchbox Pictures. The exec, who has more than 20 years’ experience both in the US and Australia, is to join the NBCUniversal International Studios-backed firm in June, based out of Sydney. He will oversee the creation, development and management of all Matchbox […]

TBI Weekly: Formats thrive in purple patch post-MIPTV

The formats market has struck a purple patch a month on from MIPTV, with the past fortnight seeing a string of deals for scripted and non-scripted shows. The deals, listed in full below, have seen fact ent titles such as The Great Bake Off travel to Thailand, Family Food Fight being remade in Mexico, Catch […]

BBC Three commissions Banijay’s Wonder for fact ent formats

BBC Three has commissioned Banijay Group-owned prodco Wonder for a pair of fact ent series on fitness and second-hand wares. Wonder, which was previously known as 7 Wonder, is producing Work It (4 x15 minutes) and Deadstock (4 x 15 minutes) for the digital platform. In Work It, three fitness instructors who have each overcome […]

CBS ‘Love Island’ reboot heads to Canada

Canadian broadcaster CTV has picked up rights to the US reboot of Love Island. The channel has acquired exclusive multi-platform Canadian rights to the forthcoming CBS show via a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The stripped dating competition is to anchor CTV’s summer schedule, building out its unscripted offerings, which include the likes of […]

NBCU’s ‘Hollywood Game Night’ scores Russian remake

NBCUniversal International Formats has struck a deal with Russian broadcaster CTC for a local version of Hollywood Game Night. The remake marks the 21st international version of the format, which has so far been adapted in the UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Turkey, French Canada and across Eastern Europe. Produced by Andrei Boltenko’s prodco M.I.R, the […]