Howard Schultz

VH1 to bare all in Naked Dating

US cable channel VH1 has given the greenlight to Naked Dating (WT), a weekly dating show that will see contestants baring all for love. Filmed at an unnamed but exotic locale, each close-ended episode of the 10x60mins show will see a man and woman each date two naked suitors before they analyse the experience and […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]