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Endemol Shine scores brand-funded ‘Best.Cover.Ever’ adaptation in Brazil

Endemol Shine format Best.Cover.Ever has received its first international adaptation. Endemol Shine Brasil has partnered with Brazilian music festival VillaMix and global brewer AB for a local, brand-funded version of the music show, which debuted on YouTube. The branded entertainment show – which will be titled O Próximo Número 1 VillaMix – for AB InBev’s […]

ITV avoids trial with ‘Duck Dynasty’ producers

A lengthy legal battle between ITV and Duck Dynasty producer Gurney Productions has reached an end. ITV has acquired the remaining stake in the business, assuming full control of Gurney, which was founded by couple and partners Deirdre and Scott Gurney. The dispute between the businesses goes back to 2016, when ITV – which first […]

Dragonfly, Optomen and IWC land BBC commissions

Dragonfly TV and Optomen are among the prodcos to have scored recent documentary commissions with the BBC, while IWC Media is launching a book club for BBC Scotland.  BBC One has ordered six-part obs-doc series Birth (working title) from Dragonfly TV. The programme follows expectant parents and the staff who care for them at the UK’s busiest and […]

ITV Studios Norway appoints long-time Nordisk Film TV exec as MD

ITV Studios has appointed Lars Finnland as MD of its Nordic label, ITV Studios Norway. Finnland, who joins from events company 6.Sans Event where he served as CEO, previous managed Nordisk Film TV, where he also served as chief of entertainment across 16 years with the business. At Nordisk Film TV, Finnland ran a department […]

Quibi teams with MTV Studios to reboot ‘Punk’d’, ‘Singled Out’

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi has partnered with MTV Studios to reboot Punk’d and Singled Out for the forthcoming short-form, mobile-first platform. The two formats will be reimagined for the service, with each receiving a 20 x 10-minute episode order. Producer-distributor STXtelevision is to produce Punk’d in association with MTV Studios, while Singled Out will be solely […]

ITV entertainment boss Siobhan Greene departs

ITV entertainment boss Siobhan Greene has left the broadcaster to launch her own prodco. The exec will remain until September, overseeing continuing entertainment programming. She will also serve as an executive producer on Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – which she co-created – next year. ITV has appointed Katie Rawcliffe, who is currently creative […]

‘Love Island’ returns with record viewers despite recent controversy

The fifth series of ITV2’s Love Island has launched with 3.3m viewers — its most-watched launch to date — despite recent controversy surrounding the programme. The hit format, in which singles are coupled up in a villa in Mallorca for eight weeks, won the 9pm slot with a 18.5% share and peaked with 3.7m — […]

ITV confirms ‘Masked Singer’ to debut in 2020

ITV has confirmed that it is adapting hit Korean format The Masked Singer, as reported exclusively by TBI earlier this year.  The format will be a stripped, eight-part event that will TX in 2020. Argonon Group-backed producer Bandicoot will produce after having optioned the format a number of years ago, as previously reported. In the US, […]

Canada’s CBC bets big on entertainment as it woos advertisers

Canadian public broadcaster CBC is betting on scripted production and fact ent juggernaut Battle Of The Blades as it launches a charm offensive for advertisers. CBC’s Upfront presentation in Toronto on Wednesday (29 May) was the first for new president Catherine Tait (pictured, below), who joined the public broadcaster last July, as well as Barbara […]

‘Masked Singer’ scores Australian adaptation

The Masked Singer has snagged an Australian adaptation.  The costumed-based singing format — which originated out of Korean broadcaster MBC as The King of Mask Singer — is heading to Australian commercial broadcaster Network 10 and sister channel WIN Network, where it will be produced locally by Warner Bros. Australia. In the MBC Korea-distributed singing format, celebrities sing […]

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