Channel 7

NBCU’s ‘Top Chef’ returns to Thailand via Channel 7

Thailand’s Channel 7 has ordered a local version of NBCUniversal Formats’ Top Chef. The show will be produced by Heliconia H Group in association with Universal International Studios, with a 15-part local series airing every Sunday. The format had previously been sold to One31 in Thailand, which also ordered a local remake of spin-off, Top […]

Endemol Shine’s ‘MasterChef’ franchise expands in Asia with Disney, Heliconia deals

Broadcasters in Thailand and Indonesia have ordered local versions from Endemol Shine’s MasterChef franchise, while Disney has picked up finished tape deals for its regional channels. In Thailand, producer Heliconia H Group has commissioned a first season of MasterChef All Stars Thailand, which will air on on Sundays on free-TV Bangkok Broadcasting & Television (BBTV, […]

Nippon TV & Red Arrow’s gameshow format ‘Block Out’ lands in Europe

Producers in Iberia, the Netherlands and France have picked up rights to Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios’ gameshow format Block Out. The show, which made its debut in Thailand on Channel 7 and has subsequently sold to VTV in Vietnam and ANTV in Indonesia, sees two teams attempting to remain on a wall while […]

CEE, Mid East nets host Rivals-in-Law

Broadcasters in the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and surrounding have acquired Turkish cooking reality format Rivals-in-Law. In the Middle East, prodco iMagic has produced a series for Abu Dhabi TV, which launched in December. In Kazakhstan, Channel 7 has licensed it for a local remake, while Macedonia’s Alfa TV Dooel, Serbia’s Nova and […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Channel 7 to produce Thai Dancing with the Stars

Thai broadcaster Channel 7 is to air a local version of BBC Worldwide’s hit reality format Dancing with the Stars. This marks the 43rd local production of the dancing format across six continents. The Thai version of the show will include 7x90mins episodes and launch in January. It will be produced by Metine Company (MCL) […]