Ex on the Beach

VIMN secures format deals in Russia, Nordics & Canada

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has unveiled format production deals for MTV global reality hit series 16 and Pregnant in Russia and Ex on the Beach in the Nordic territories, together with a license agreement for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle in Canada. In Russia, public broadcaster Channel U, will adapt MTV’s 16 and Pregnant for local audiences, marking the first format deal for VIMN on […]

eOne snaps up Gerrie’s Whizz Kid Entertainment

Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired a majority stake in UK non-scripted television production company Whizz Kid Entertainment, led by company founder Malcolm Gerrie and Lisa Chapman. The deal is eOne’s first UK-based television production company acquisition. However the acquisition further bolsters a robust eOne UK business that includes the company’s Family & Brands business and […]

MTV brings Ex on the Beach to the US

MTV has greenlit a new US version of reality format Ex on the Beach, its first international format adapted for the states. Multi-platform rapper and actor Romeo is set to host the social experiment that features ten romantically embattled reality stars from series such as The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Bachelor in Paradise and The Challenge […]

MTV’s Ex on the Beach goes local

Viacom has inked several deals for local versions of its MTV UK reality dating format Ex on the Beach and sealed options for MTV US show Stranded with a Million Dollars. Sony’s Viasat 3 channel in Hungary has greenlit a local version of Ex on the Beach. Paprika Latino will make the 22-episode Hungarian series, […]

MTV inks deal for Just Tattoo of Us

Viacom network MTV is to debut a reality series titled Just Tattoo of Us on 62 international territories and digital platforms next year. The series, from Gobstopper Television, has been given the greenlight out of the UK, and will aim to tap into the zeitgeist around skin inking. “The popularity of tattoos right now is […]

French net has Ex on the Beach

French channel NRJ12 has ordered a local version of Viacom dating format Ex on the Beach. This marks the third format deal Viacom International Media Networks has closed for the show, which began life in the UK on MTV and is now in its fifth season. 909 Productions will recreate Whizz Kid Entertainment-originated Ex on […]

Kanal 11 has Ex on the Beach with MTV

Discovery Networks Sweden has inked a format deal with Viacom International Media Networks and will air a local version of its reality competition show Ex on the Beach. The local Ex on the Beach will go out on the Kanal 11 channel in Sweden. Stockholm-based prodco Meter, part of Endemol Shine, will make the local […]

VIMN scores Americas, Euro sales

Viacom International Media Networks has closed a batch of deals in North and Latin America and Europe. In Spain, pubcaster TVE has bought Monsters vs Aliens, while Atresmedia acquired Sanjay & Craig (pictured) for its Neox Kidz block. In France, French broadcaster Lagardère also bought Monsters vs Aliens, while France Televisions acquired season two of […]

News brief: MTV has Ex on the Beach

UK digital channel MTV has commissioned a reality series in which singletons are surprised by their ex partners. Ex on the Beach will send eight single men and women to a European beach location in the belief they’re heading for holiday romances. However, ex-boyfriends and girlfriends will be flown in, each with a different motive […]