Formats


Sales round-up: ESG scores for ‘Younger’, ‘Stripped’; BBCS starts ‘Revolutions’

Endemol strips in Spain Endemol Shine International has sold social experiment format Stripped into Spain, which becomes the eighth market to commission a local version of the series. Shine Iberia, part of Endemol Shine Iberia, will produce four episodes of Stripped for Antena 3. Created in Denmark by Metronome, part of Endemol Shine Nordics, the […]

RTL Group sets up exclusive formats unit

RTL Group is stepping up its efforts to build exclusive content with the launch of Format Creation Group (FC Group), a new creative unit that will develop non-scripted formats exclusively for RTL broadcasters and streaming services. The new unit will be based in Hilversum, Netherlands, and led by managing director Matthias Scholten (pictured), a long-time […]

MTV’s Lily Neumeyer promoted to EVP development

Long-time MTV exec Lily Neumeyer has been promoted to EVP of development for the Viacom-owned cable channel and sister brand VH1. Her new role will give Neumeyer oversight of MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo and MTV Studios. She will report into president of entertainment Nina Diaz. The exec began at MTV in 1994, starting out as […]

Global Agency picks up Polish reality series ‘Sanatorium Of Love’

Turkish distributor Global Agency has acquired reality series Sanatorium Of Love. The TVP-produced series (10 x 45 minutes) finds 12 lonely seniors travelling to a mountain-set health resort for three weeks, where they form friendships and challenge themselves. The programme aired on Sunday evenings on TVP 1 where it garnered an average share of 22.7%. […]

USA Network greenlights ‘Cannonball’ series

USA Network has handed a series order for physical competition series Cannonball.  The 10-part series, which is based on a Talpa format, will be produced by ITV Entertainment and is to premiere next year. The show, which aired on UK broadcaster ITV in 2017 for one series before being cancelled, sees contestants engaging in whacky […]

Fremantle’s Talkback appoints Jonno Richards as MD

Fremantle has hired Jonno Richards as MD of UK comedy label and Celebrity Juice producer Talkback. The exec takes on the role permanently after having served as acting MD since May. Prior to becoming MD, Richards served as director of programmes at Talkback, exec producing shows including Shopping With Keith Lemon, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow […]

MTV revives ‘Making The Band’

MTV is reviving reality series Making The Band after more than a 10-year hiatus. Producer and musician Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who helmed the original series, is returning to exec produce the new show, which aired between 2002 and 2009, and tracks the formation of a band across the course of a season. The original show […]

SVT orders Endemol Shine’s ‘Heist’

Swedish pubcaster SVT has become the first Nordic broadcaster to order a local remake of Endemol Shine Group’s entertainment format The Heist. The show, which will be known locally as Tjuv Och Polis, will be produced by Endemol Shine Nordics-owned Meter Television and will debut later this year. The format sees ordinary citizens commit a […]

Concepts vs. formats: how to tell the difference

K7 Media founder and FRAPA board member Keri Lewis Brown breaks down how to identify a piece of IP as a format versus a concept, and how the formats agency plans to help creators tell the difference in the future.  Remarkably, given that some of the biggest entertainment brands of the past 20 years — Big […]

BBC cancels ‘All Together Now’

The BBC has axed singing format All Together Now after two series. Created and produced by Remarkable Television, the series launched on BBC One in the UK in January 2018 and has since rolled out globally via Endemol Shine International. In a statement, the BBC said: “Whilst there are currently no plans for a further […]