Formats


Facebook to launch three int’l formats, revives The Real World

Facebook is to launch three international show formats on its Watch platform, including The Real World via a partnership with MTV Studios. Speaking at MIPCOM, Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy, Matthew Henick, and head of video products, Paresh Rajwat, revealed a slate of new international titles coming to the platform. The Real World will be a […]

Endemol Shine stages Heist in the Netherlands

Endemol Shine Group’s factual thriller The Heist, has been commissioned in the Netherlands by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS/NPO3.  Simpel, part of Endemol Shine Netherlands, has been commissioned by Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS/NPO3 to produce an 8 x 50-minute series of the entertainment format. Titled De Buit, the format sees ordinary citizens commit a heist and attempt to evade […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Football Genius

Distributor: Hat Trick International Producer: Hat Trick Productions Channel: ITV (UK) Concept: A football comedy quiz show testing fan knowledge Bolstered by England’s performance in the World Cup, football is back in the UK in a big way –if it was ever gone, that is. ITV’s logic is that regardless of how seriously people take the game, there’s a […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Showdown

Distributor: Keshet International Producer: Tedy Productions and Keshet Broadcasting Channel: KBL (Israel) Concept: Two artistic titans face off and mentor the next great star Keshet had a ratings hit on its hands this summer with Showdown – Aviv/Eyal, a shiny-floor entertainment show featuring two major Israeli musicians with an intense rivalry going head-to-head to find the […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Singerella

Distributor: Armoza Formats Channel: TBA Producer: Armoza Formats Concept: A would-be singer with unfulfilled dreams gets a musical makeover in three days Hot off the success of The Four on Fox, Avi Armoza is back with another feel-good format, complete with a fairytale ending.  In each episode of hour-long format Singerella, friends and family nominate […]

BBC Studios adds development duo for entertainment

BBC Studios has appointed Joe Evans (pictured, right) as creative director of development and Eddie Evelyn-Hall (left) as head of development of its entertainment and music team, home to shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Eurovision and Glastonbury. Evans will lead development for BBC Studios Entertainment & Music and work closely with Evelyn-Hall. Together they […]

Crystal Maze prodco partners with Ireland’s Nice One

RDF-owned prodco Fizz, the producer of the UK’s Crystal Maze (pictured) format, has partnered with Belfast-based Nice One Productions to create localised formats. The partnership, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen, will see Fizz work with Nice One to co-develop and co-produce a range of formats for local and national broadcasters. The tie-up responds to […]

Federation takes majority stake in unscripted venture WeMake

Federation Entertainment is to take a majority stake in WeMake, the Paris-based unscripted outfit it launched with Shine France COO Bouchra Réjani (pictured) in 2017. The move sees Federation taking a further step into the unscripted business, after operating as a major player in kids’ entertainment for many years. One year after launching, WeMake has […]

Endemol Shine India to adapt The Farm

Endemol Shine India has signed a deal with DRG to remake international format The Farm locally. While The Farm has been sold to over 50 territories, this would be the first adaptation in Asia. The format is a daily competitive reality show that sees six men and six women living together as farmers, growing their own food […]

UK indies: ITV backs new indie, Endemol expands Zeppotron

Men Behaving Badly scribe Simon Nye and Tiger Aspect MD Sophie Clarke-Jervoise (pictured) have teamed to launch Genial Productions, with minority investment from ITV. Genial will focus on returning comedy and comedy drama series. Both Clarke-Jervoise and Nye have defined comedy backgrounds, with the former having previously served as head of comedy at BBC, while the […]

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