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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 […]

Special report: Where do hit formats come from?

In the third of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media considers how changing technology has shifted the balance of power in format origination. It’s no secret that the last five years have seen some of the greatest disruption in the business of television since the advent of satellite and cable. New platforms proliferate, old […]

Realscreen: NBC, Bravo and Facebook execs reveal pitching tips

The Realscreen Summit kicked off in its new home of New Orleans on Monday (28 January) with a session detailing the development and production processes in place for unscripted execs such as Sahara Bushue, SVP of alternative programming for NBC Entertainment; Toby Faulkner, head of unscripted for Facebook; John Feld, SVP of original programming and […]

NATPE: Walking Dead most in-demand; ITVS GE’s LatAm formats deal; MGM goes to court

Walking Dead named Parrot’s most in-demand series Parrot Analytics has named AMC’s The Walking Dead as its most in-demand TV series for 2018 as part of the firm’s inaugural Global TV Demand Awards out of NATPE Miami. Walking Dead cast members Josh McDermitt and Pollyanna McIntosh and producer Denise Huth were on hand to accept the […]

NATPE deals: NBCUniversal takes Top Chef to Brazil; Colombia’s Canal 1 to host The Four

NBCUniversal has signed a deal for its Emmy award-winning reality cookery show Top Chef with Brazil’s Floresta – a joint venture between executive producer Elisabetta Zenatti and Sony Pictures Television. The 13-part local series will air on Record TV this year, with renowned chef Felipe Bronze at the helm. Bronze is the owner of the […]

Special report: The evolution of ‘powerhouse’ formats

In the second of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media looks at how top-performing formats have changed with the times. K7 Media’s David Ciaramella reports. In order to examine the trends driving the formats market, K7 Media’s Tracking the Giants report split a group of formats into six distinct categories. The ‘Powerhouse’ formats are those […]