Benidorm Bastards

Red Arrow hires Warner Bros. exec as formats boss

Red Arrow International has hired Warner Bros. formats exec Harry Gamsu to fill a new acquisitions and sales vice president role at its London office, TBI has learned. Gamsu will become VP, format acquisitions and sales, at Red Arrow International following his appointment. Red Arrow has confirmed the switch, and said its new recruit would […]

Red Arrow takes rights to Belgian comedy

Red Arrow International has secured worldwide rights to Safety First, a new comedy format from Shelter, the prodco behind Benidorm Bastards. The show is a feelgood comedy set in a security company. It has been a hit on Belgian free-to-air broadcaster VTM. “For a long time, I thought our shows were lucky shots. But now […]

ProSiebenSat.1 singles out Left/Right as growth driver

Germany-based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has seen profits at its international Red Arrow Entertainment unit grow thanks to its purchase of US prodco Left/Right. Red Arrow acquired a majority interest in Mob Wives producer Left/Right last year, as one of number of acquisitions it has made since inception in 2010. The producer “made an important contribution to […]

ITV orders more ‘Benidorm Bastards’

ITV has ordered a second series of Off Their Rockers, the senior citizen hidden-camera series based on the hit Benidorm Bastards format. The show was created by Belgian indie Shelter for local broadcaster 2BE and the format is distributed by Red Arrow International. The UK version was originally developed for UK pubcaster the BBC by […]

Red Arrow inks Middle East formats deal

German producer and distributor Red Arrow International has inked a deal with Sync Media, which will represent its formats throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Sync is a Dubai-based producer run by Karim Sarkis, May Nassour and Sarkis Semaan. It will rep formats including Benidorm Bastards and The Taste in the MENA region. Karim Sarkis said: […]