All3 hires SBS creative chief to lead Belgian format-focused outfit

All3Media has hired the executive creative director of SBS in Belgium to lead a new production company focused on creating and producing formats in the country. Former Dedsit co-founder David Ottenburgh will head up All3Media Belgium as MD from 1 September and will develop new ideas and adapt IP from All3Media International’s catalogue for the […]

DRG launches dedicated formats division

UK-based distributor DRG is launching a dedicated formats business that will tap into the resources of the new Nice Entertainment Group it now sits within. DRG Formats will be lead by DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson (left) and also include the newly promoted Albertina Marfil, experienced formats vendor Jennifer Harrington and a […]

International deals for That Awkward Moment comedy format

German broadcaster WDR, part of pubcaster ARD, and SBS in the Netherlands have picked up new comedy format That Awkward Moment. The comedy sketch show recreates real-life awkward moments. It was originally created by production firm Dedsit for Belgium’s Flemish commercial broadcaster VMMA, which put it out on its 2BE channel. It was a big […]