Formats


BBC Studios Showcase: World of Wonder

Feel-good formats are still driving audiences, and BBC Studios’ formats team meets the demand with a playalong quiz show and warm, social issue-driven fact ent formats. Creative director of formats Sumi Connock tells TBI what to expect out of this year’s Showcase.  Warm and authentic fare continues to dominate the formats market, with audiences craving […]

Special report: What formats sell where?

In the final instalment of four special reports, international consultancy K7 Media examines the demand for different genres around the world. Whether you’re coming at it from a continental level, or on a country-by-country basis, understanding the format appetites in different territories is key for any producer or distributor looking to expand their reach. Is it […]

NATPE deals: NBCUniversal takes Top Chef to Brazil; Colombia’s Canal 1 to host The Four

NBCUniversal has signed a deal for its Emmy award-winning reality cookery show Top Chef with Brazil’s Floresta – a joint venture between executive producer Elisabetta Zenatti and Sony Pictures Television. The 13-part local series will air on Record TV this year, with renowned chef Felipe Bronze at the helm. Bronze is the owner of the […]

Lime Pictures’ unscripted development head shuffles to US division

Lime Pictures’ unscripted head Ben Crompton will move Stateside for the company as executive VP of development, to accelerate the prodco’s US presence. Crompton, who has helped oversee the company’s US development from the UK in the last three years, will be based in Los Angeles and will continue to develop material that blends the […]

Big Brother makes a comeback in Poland & Finland

Endemol Shine Group’s Big Brother is returning to Poland and Finland after a hiatus. ESG has been commissioned by Poland’s original carrier of the show, TVN, to produce a new series which will air in spring 2019 on TVN7. The originals series launched in the country in 2001. Meanwhile, Nelonen Media is onboard for a […]

Exclusive: Netherlands’ NPO3 scoops up Tuvalu comedy formats

Newen Group-owned producer Tuvalu Media has scored commissions for science-focused comedy panel show The Human Experiment and comedy programme Too Funny To Be True!.  Dutch broadcaster NPO3 has scooped up both formats, which are to air later this year. The Human Experiment finds a wacky comedian attempting various forms of scientific research on himself. Examples […]

“Purposeful” formats, CEE scripted on the rise in 2019

International TV research consultancy K7 Media has unveiled its predictions for 2019, forecasting that Disney+ will lead the direct-to-consumer push while tipping Central and Eastern Europe as the next hot territory for scripted programming. Topping the list is the highly anticipated Disney+ platform, which K7 describes as a “genuine contender” to Netflix and Amazon in […]

Endemol’s Family Food Fight heads to Portugal

Portugal is the latest territory to scoop up Endemol Shine Group’s Family Food Fight. Public broadcaster RTP has ordered a 13 x 90-minute series of the format from Endemol’s Shine Iberia production banner, to be known locally as Famílias Frente a Frente. Created by Endemol Shine Australia for and with Nine Network, Family Food Fight […]

MTV’s Teen Mom heads to Australia

MTV Australia is set for a local version of its international TV format Teen Mom. Teen Mom Australia is a ten-part series and will premiere in 2019 exclusively on MTV, on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Fetch. Produced by WTFN, Teen Mom Australia will explore the lives of three Teen Moms from different backgrounds and different corners of Australia as they try to find […]

ProSiebenSat.1 takes NBCU’s Top Chef to Germany

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has picked up NBCUniversal International format Top Chef for summer 2019. The six-part local series will be headed up by prolific German chef Eckhart Witzigmann (pictured) – who is making his first appearance on a cooking show. Top Chef sees a number of aspiring chefs face off in a battle of culinary skill. Each […]

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