Canada courts Keshet’s Girlfri3nds

Canadian specialty channel VRAK has ordered a local version of Keshet International’s reality dating formay Girlfri3nds. The French-speaking Canadian channel, part of the Bell Media stable, has commissioned local prodco Zone 3 to produce the show, which will run to 16 half-hour episodes and tentatively launch at 7.30pm on April 23. VRAK version will put […]

ITV2 acquires CBS drama Scorpion

UK digital channel ITV2 has bought exclusive broadcast and SVOD rights to Scorpion, CBS Studios International’s high-octane new season drama. The show, about a group of misfit masterminds that fight against hi-tech threats, was a hit with buyers earlier this year at the LA Screenings. It has since picked up steam, and in last week […]

Two more broadcasters wanna marry Prince Harry

ITV in the UK and M-Net in South Africa have both acquired reality series I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’. Shine International is distributing the series, which was produced by Zig Zag Productions’ and Ryan Seacrest Productions for US network Fox. The format has 12 women competing for their chance to marry Prince Harry, while living at […]

Fox set to Release the Hounds with US format deal

US broadcaster Fox is set to air a local version of horror gameshow format Release the Hounds, TBI has learned. The US Release the Hounds commission has not been officially announced by Fox, but the US network is expected to confirm it shortly. The order will be a major coup for Gogglebox Entertainment, the UK […]

Foxtel, TVA like Keshet’s British Girlfri3nds

Australian paycaster Foxtel and Canada’s TVA have acquired the UK version of Keshet International dating format Girlfri3nds. In Australia, the 8x60mins first season of the show will broadcast on Foxtel Network-operated LifeStyle YOU, while in Canada the MOI&cie subscription channel began broadcasting season one this month and will also broadcast the second. The first season […]

ITV recruits celebrities for full Release the Hounds series

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a full series of horror gameshow Release the Hounds. The full 6x60mins series will go out on ITV2 channel later this year and will have celebrities as well as regular contestants. The star names have yet to be confirmed. It will be made by Sony-backed UK prodco Gogglebox. ITV2 […]

TVCatchup ordered to drop channels in copyright case

UK internet TV firm TVCatchup has been ordered to stopstreaming channels from broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 after being found guilty of copyright infringement. In a high court ruling, issued last week, Catchup TV was found to have infringed broadcast copyrights by streaming 21 digital channels owned by ITV, Channel 4 and Channel […]

ITV2 to Release the Hounds

UK channel ITV2 has commissioned a new horror gameshow from Sony Pictures Television’s joint venture Gogglebox Entertainment in which contestants are chased by guard dogs in order to win cash. Release the Hounds will see three unsuspecting contestants put through a series of frightening challenges in a deserted forest before attempting to escape with cash […]

News brief: ITV2 gets Utterly Outrageous

ITV Studios-owned UK factual prodco Shiver is creating a new youth-skewing archive programming brand for digital channel stablemate ITV2. Utterly Outrageous will follow a variety of light-hearted subjects in a countdown format and feature presenters and personalities common to the female-skewing channel. The first shows, Utterly Outrageous Frock Ups and Utterly Outrageous Reality Show Moments […]

ITV conjures up new magic show, ITVS GE to distribute

UK broadcaster ITV2 has commissioned Tricked, a new hidden camera show in which magicians fool celebrities and members of the public. The 6x60mins series will see a mystery magician pulling off tricks and stunts such as surviving a 10-storey fall and restoring a shopper’s chopped up credit card. ITV’s content arm ITV Studios will produce […]