Deal or No Deal


ITV Studios gets Possessed by new UK indie

ITV Studios and UK producer Glenn Hugill are setting up a new UK indie, Possessed TV. Hugill (left) started out as an actor – starring in Coronation Street, Footballers Wive$ and Dalziel and Pascoe – before going on to produce shows including The Mole, Cash Cab and Deal or No Deal. He also created the […]

What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. But do deep budget cuts at the public broadcast group and the increasing influence of international content threaten the Netherlands’ status as a creative powerhouse? […]

Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger

21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox, Apollo plan to merge three major global production companies Move would bring Big Brother, MasterChef and Idol franchises together for first time No guarantee of deal, but […]

Europe’s most valuable formats

The UK is the most lucrative formats market in Europe, while TF1 is the leading broadcaster and Money Drop and Come Dine with Me are the most successful formats in the region, according to new research. Endemol, ITV and FremantleMedia, meanwhile, are Europe’s most successful formats distributors. Knowing the value of your content is a […]

Fox prepares for Utopia

Big Brother creator John de Mol’s hot new reality format Utopia has been bought by Fox. The programme will see a group of strangers work together to create a perfect society over a year, with minimal supplies and cameras following their every move 24/7 online and broadcast weekly on Fox for US broadcast television. TBI […]

NBC pins hopes on Wall of Fame

US broadcast network NBC has ordered an eight-episode series of Endemol USA’s new gameshow series Wall of Fame. The programme, which launched at MIPTV in April, is an hour-long comedy show in which families answer trivia questions to win cash prizes. The twist is they can win more by guessing which celebrities on the titular […]

Money Drop ranked the most valuable format in Europe

Endemol’s Money Drop format has come top of a new list measuring the value created by TV formats in Europe. Endemol was also the leading distributor by overall value created by TV formats in 2012, followed by FremantleMedia and then ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Money Drop generated US$213.4 million ahead of last year’s winner Come […]