Hat Trick International

MIPTV Hot Pick: Hall of Fame

Veteran British host and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth fronted Hall of Fame – Bruce’s Hall of Fame in the UK – on BBC One where it went out as a holiday season special over Christmas. Hat Trick International is now launching the format internationally. It has stars performing the acts of the heroes who inspired […]

MIPDoc Hot Pick: Billionaire’s Paradise

If audiences are looking for escapism in their factual viewing this year, MIPDoc buyers will be keen to screen Hat Trick International’s Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island. The doc, about life on entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Caribbean paradise Necker Island, took just under three million viewers in the UK in BBC Two primetime on January 6. […]

Airport, Brothel sell for Hat Trick

Hat Trick International heads into MIPTV on the back of sales of new factual pair Bangkok Airport and The Mega Brothel. Both shows come out of HTI’s first-look distribution deal with UK indie Keo Films. Bangkok Airport has gone to Nine Network in Australia, Discovery Networks in Sweden, Nat Geo People in Asia, the Middle […]

Networks visit Branson’s Necker Island

Five broadcasters have acquired Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island, a one-hour documentary about Richard Branson’s Caribbean home. The show debuted on BBC Two last month as part of a Lives of the Super Rich season, and has now gone to Medialaan in Belgium, Choice in New Zealand, DR in Denmark, SBS Discovery in Norway and […]

Appetite for Kerridge cooking shows grows in Oz, US

Broadcasters in Australia and the US are among buyers of British cooking series from celebrity chef Tom Kerridge. Lifestyle in Australia has prebought BBC Two’s 6x30mins series Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever, which is the follow up to Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food. That show has also sold to Lifestyle, as well as US cable net […]

Sky 1 tends to 8pm slot with garden series

UK satellite channel Sky 1 HD has given the greenlight to a competition reality series for green-fingered gardeners, as it attempts to barge in on the competitive 8pm primetime space in the UK. Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald (pictured) has made the timeslot a priority since joining from A+E UK last year, and has now […]

News brief: SBS, Viasat pre-buy Own Rainforest

SBS in Australia and European broadcaster Viasat have prebought eco-themed factual entertainment series I Bought My Own Rainforest. Viasat’s deal covers Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe. The 3x60mins programme from Keo Films is soon launch on BBC Two and has the UK’s Hat Trick International attached as distributor. The show follows wildlife photographer Charlie […]

Kumars comedy format travels to Turkey

The Kumars will be remade in Turkey after local broadcaster Star TV ordered a six episode version of the UK-originated comedy series. The scripted format deal was made by Hat Trick International, which distributes the series. The Turkish show will be based on The Kumars series produced by Hat Trick and Avatar in the UK […]

TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

Hat Trick bringing its first Outline series to market

UK broadcaster BBC2 has ordered Great British Garden Revival from Outline Productions. It will be sold globally by Hat Trick International, marking the first show the distributor is taking to market after inking a deal with the UK indie. The 10x60mins series will follow a team of well-known gardeners including Monty Don (pictured) as they […]