Denmark’s DR1 welcomes Metronome’s drag show ‘Fabulous Dads’

DR1 in Denmark has ordered a three-part factual entertainment series delving into the world of drag. Fabulous Dads has been created by Banijay-owned Metronome and brings fathers and sons closer together as they immerse themselves into the drag scene, where the son is a performer. The fathers have no understanding of the drag world and […]

Denmark’s DR1 picks up BBC Studios’ Meet The Humans

BBC Studios has licensed the format for Meet The Humans to Danish public service channel DR1. The six-episode series will be produced by Mastiff and is currently in production for an Autumn TX. Meet the Humans was originally commissioned for the global BBC Earth channel and presented by Michael Mosley (Trust Me I’m A Doctor). It puts humans […]

Married at First Sight heads to France

French free-to-air broadcaster M6 has ordered a local version of edgy marriage format Married at First Sight. The RTL-owned French channel will make the French version itself through its in-house Studio 89 division. The show has proved popular on FYI and its sister net A&E in the US and is also currently going out on […]

Eurosport gets into drone racing

Discovery-owned sports net Eurosport has struck a deal to cover drone racing, making it the latest established player to get into televising the event. The deal with DR1 Racing will see Eurosport take coverage into 70 countries across Europe and Asia. The first event, the DR1 Invitational from Los Angeles, will go out on the […]

Trapped marks Icelandic drama first for the BBC

UK public broadcaster the BBC has bought Trapped, the upcoming Icelandic drama from local filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur. The ten-part series will go out on BBC Four in the UK, marking its latest foreign drama acquisition after the channel bought Swedish series including Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves and Crimes of Passion from Sweden, Hostages from Israel […]

Red Arrow bringing Real Men to Cannes

Red Arrow International is bringing Real Men to MIPTV. The show has proved a hit on DR1 in Denmark where it averaged over one million viewers, 80-85% above its slot average. It is in the same “real reality” camp as another Red Arrow format, Married at First Sight, says Harry Gamsu, the company’s vice president, […]

Antiques Road Trip travels

Australian and Danish broadcasters have acquired antiques trading format Antiques Road Trip. In Australia, Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel has acquired pay TV rights to the finished version of the show. In Denmark, pubcaster DR has acquired two seasons of the core series for its flagship DR1 channel and two of its spin-off Celebrity Antiques Road […]

Euro pubcasters back Icelandic crime series

German pubcaster ZDF and its commercial subsidiary will coproduce Icelandic crime drama Trapped, while five other European channels have pre-bought the show. Trapped comes from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, and is planned as a 10x60mins series for RUV. It follows the murder of an unidentified man in small town near an Icelandic fjord, which is […]

FremantleMedia seals new X Factor deals

The X Factor has been renewed by several key free-to-air broadcasters and the show’s distributor, FremantleMedia, has sealed deals for four more local versions of the music competition series. New deals for The X Factor include a recommission from Seven Network for the Australian version of the show. DR1 (Denmark), TVN (Poland), Channel One (Russia) […]

ITV Studio inks format deals for The Audience

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold The Audience format into Norway and Hungary. ITV Studios Nordic will produce 8x45mins episodes of The Audience for Viasat’s TV 3 in Norway, while ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a deal in Hungary, where Paprika Latino will produce 6x60mins episodes for Viasat 3. ITVS GE represents […]