Formats


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 […]

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 […]

Show of the week: 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 […]

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