House Rules

Seven’s long serving production head resigns

Brad Lyons, Seven Network’s director of production, has resigned after 20 years at the company. Lyons will depart the Australian broadcaster at the end of the year. The Australian first reported that the exec will take voluntary redundancy. The exec joined Australia’s Seven Network in 1997 as head of infotainment, and took on a range […]

Kabel Eins sets House Rules

German channel Kabel Eins has commissioned a local version of Red Arrow International’s home-makeover format House Rules. The format debuted in Australia on Seven Network, but will gets its latest outing as Haustausch – Wer Renoviert Sich Zum Sieg?. The 5x120mins series will go out on the channel in early 2016. House Rules, in which […]

Franchise building

The current batch of home renovation formats mirror the pared-down approach to home ownership in the post-recession. Jesse Whittock looks at how the genre continues building. Fitting a new kitchen, re-turfing the garden or completely renovating a home are stresses every home-owner identifies with. The reward when the job’s done is unique, and perhaps that’s […]

Red Arrow hires Warner Bros. exec as formats boss

Red Arrow International has hired Warner Bros. formats exec Harry Gamsu to fill a new acquisitions and sales vice president role at its London office, TBI has learned. Gamsu will become VP, format acquisitions and sales, at Red Arrow International following his appointment. Red Arrow has confirmed the switch, and said its new recruit would […]

Russia sets out House Rules

Russian free-to-air broadcaster Ren TV has commissioned a local version of Red Arrow International’s Australian format House Rules. The reality competition show sees couples hand over keys to their home to other competitors in order to attempt to have their entire mortgages paid off after a complete household renovation. Each week judges score the renovators’ […]

News brief: Red Arrow draws up House Rules

Red Arrow International has secured distribution rights to Australian reality series House Rules and will launch it at MIPCOM. The show has been recommissioned for a second season on Seven Network in Australia. It sees couples allowing their homes to get a complete renovation from competitor couples, with the ultimate show winner getting their entire […]