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BBC & NBCU order Dutch adventure format ‘The Traitors’ from Studio Lambert

The UK’s BBC and NBCUniversal (NBCU) in the US have followed their recent unscripted format pact by announcing a double commission of Dutch psychological adventure format The Traitors. The UK show has been ordered by Kate Phillips, director of BBC Entertainment, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, while Jenny Groom, EVP of entertainment unscripted content […]

News round-up: Belgium’s VTM embraces ‘The Traitors’; Bomanbridge sells Afghan doc; NHK unveils Hideaki Anno profile

Belgium’s VTM embraces ‘The Traitors’ Belgian broadcaster VTM has ordered a local version of Idtv reality entertainment format The Traitors. The deal marks distributor All3Media International’s first format licence agreement for the show, whose original version was produced by Idtv and All3Media, and debuted under the local title De Verraders on RTL4 in the Netherlands last […]

SBS6 names ex-IDTV boss as channel chief

Dutch broadcaster SBS6 has hired the former CEO of All3Media-owned prodco IDTV as its new channel manager. Karin de Groot will replace interim chief Patrick van Mierlo, who had been filling in since the exit of René Oosterman in the midst of poor ratings. SBS Broadcasting content director Remco van Leen said SBS6 was planning […]

Discovery, Liberty set for $933m All3Media takeover

Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have reportedly paired up to acquire UK production powerhouse All3Media for around £550 million (US$933 million). Discovery and Liberty, which are both backed by US cable TV mogul John Malone, are due to formally announce the deal tomorrow, according to Sky News, which broke the news this morning. It is […]