Formats


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 […]

On the set with Vice’s first game show

  TBI speaks to Vice Studios exec producers Dan Louw and Yonni Usiskin on how the brand known for its subversive content came to produce Beat the Internet with John Robins, a family-friendly game show for UKTV, due to premiere this Thursday (15 November).  If someone said a new format would be coming to UK […]

Fremantle bets on Irish multi-platform format National Treasures

Fremantle has picked up format rights to EZ Films’ multi-platform series National Treasures. The business has acquired format rights in key territories around the world from distributor NordicWorld for the RTE-commissioned series. Territories include France, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Brazil. Created by Dave Clarke and Ciarán Deeney’s EZ Films for the […]

Hat Trick’s Whose Line is it Anyway? heads to the Middle East

Unscripted comedy format Whose Line is it Anyway? is set to be adapted for the Middle East and will be the first version to be produced in Arabic. Commissioned by Ten TV from Cairo-based Global Productions, the local adaptation will initially air for 14 episodes. The series is now in production and will debut in December […]

Australia’s Network Ten to remake human interest format Taboo

Australian broadcaster Network Ten has commissioned distributor Lineup Industries and Sydney-based Lune Media for Taboo, a human-interest format originally created for Belgium’s VRT. In Taboo a famous comedian tests the boundaries of comedy and good taste. They perform a unique routine which in each show challenges a subject judged too taboo to laugh at. The difference […]

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