Format


NewBe acquires OTT rights to hit format The Mole

Amsterdam-based prodco NewBe has acquired the OTT option rights for The Mole, and is now taking the show to the FAANG group and other digital competitors. The Mole has been a successful linear format since 1998 selling to over 50 territories worldwide. The OTT strategy taps into an increasing appetite among viewers of all ages for […]

UKTV & Foxtel order Jack Stein’s food adventure series

UKTV’s Good Food and Foxtel Lifestyle Channel are set to partner with distributor Parade Media on a new food travel series Jack Stein: Inside the Box. Stein, the son of British celebrity chef Rick Stein, will focus on his favourite classic British dishes and endeavours to ‘flip the norm’ by creating his own ‘cooking box’ […]

Banijay wins Popstars format dispute with Talpa

A court in the Netherlands has ruled that Talpa cannot launch ‘The Next Popstar’ format under that name because it is too similar to ‘Popstars‘, the format ultimately owned by Banijay. The District Court of The Hague issued a ruling yesterday that the title of the upcoming Talpa talent show was too similar to that […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]