Electus acquires Ukrainian comedy format

US multiplatform studio Electus has acquired comedy panel format Crack Them Up from vendor Eccho Rights. Electus has taken Stateside rights to the Ukrainian format. Former 3Ball producer Barry Poznick’s Barracuda TV is attached to the show. Crack Them Up comes from Ukraine’s Studio Kvartal 95 and was originally produced for Inter TV. It has […]

Eyeworks’ Blondes invade China

Eyeworks, the Dutch prodco that Warner Bros. is set to take over, will have its Beat the Blondes format remade in China for a number of regional channels. Following a deal with 3C Media, the format will be produced as a 13-part series for regional free TV channels Jiangxi, Henan, Chongqing, Shanxi, Qingdao TV and […]

Chinese net plans to Crack Them Up

Chinese broadcaster Jiangxi has ordered a local version of Ukrainian ‘reverse’ comedy panel format Crack Them Up – the first foreign acquisition of its kind for the channel. The Chinese version represents Jiangxi’s first international format and comes as China prepares to bring in tough new regulations limiting the number of overseas titles that can […]