Formats


NBCU licences Real Housewives format to M-Net South Africa

NBCUniversal International Formats has licensed its Real Housewives format to leading South African broadcaster M-Net. The partnership is the thirteenth international format deal for the reality franchise. Produced by independent production company RHOSA, the 12 x 60 minute series will mark the first official version of the show across South Africa and will premiere on […]

Mark Burnett becomes MGM chairman

MGM has promoted Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett to chairman of its Worldwide Television Group. Burnett was formerly president of MGM Television and Digital Group, a role he has held since 2015. He will now take global responsibility for television creative and production and he has extended his contract through to 2022. The exec joined […]

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 […]

UKTV’s Dave teams with Vice for its first game show

UKTV channel Dave is making its first programme with Vice Studios named Beat The Internet with John Robins. The 20×30 minute title pits members of the public against each other in a quest to predict how search engines respond to a series of questions – from images to wordplay. This is the first ever game show […]

Germany picks up Banijay’s All Against 1

Germany’s ProSieben has picked up Banijay Group’s interactive, studio-based entertainment format, All Against 1. Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, is producing a local version of the series for ProSieben. Known in Germany as Alle gegen Einen, the show will consist of four live episodes, which will broadcast later this year with Andreas Viek at the […]

Twofour to produce ITV4 action show

ITV4 has commissioned Twofour to produce Take The Tower, which draws inspiration from classic Hollywood action movies to create a challenge show. The host, Hollywood action hero Dolph Lundgren (pictured) of Rocky, Universal Soldier and The Expendables blockbusters as well as upcoming films Aquaman and Creed 2, will challenge some of the toughest members of the […]

The Nordics take on ITV’s Love Island

ITV Studios (ITVS) has sold its record-breaking format Love Island across the Nordics in Denmark, Finland and Norway. TV3 has ordered the show in Denmark and Norway, while MTV3 has commissioned it in Finland. ITV Studios’ local production labels, United Productions, ITVS Norway and ITVS Finland, will produce the show in their respective territories. All three […]

Banijay to reboot Temptation Island as it strikes Twitter deal

Banijay Group is set for a revival of its dating format Temptation Island, which last aired on Fox in 2013, as it also reveals plans for a new Twitter collaboration. USA Network is in advanced negotiations for the format which sees real life couples put their love to the test on an island of singletons, […]

Big Fish set for Angry Birds game show in live-action first

Big Fish Entertainment is partnering with Rovio Entertainment to bring hit mobile game Angry Birds to TV as a live-action game show. In Angry Birds Challenge (WT), participants will team up to complete super-sized obstacle courses as quickly as possible to save the most eggs and win. Combating a variety of surprise hurdles – including […]

MTV Int’l greenlights reality format The Lovers & The Liars

MTV International has greenlit The Lovers and The Liars to add to its latest slate of UK produced programming. The reality format follows couples as they compete for a minimum £50,000 cash prize. To do this they must figure out which couple are not a genuine pair. The original format, devised and produced by Lime […]

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