Joe Bastianich

Sony’s Toro making Italian Top Gear for Sky

Pay TV operator Sky’s Italian operation has ordered a local version of BBC motoring magazine show Top Gear for entertainment channel Sky Uno. Sony-owned prodco Toro Media will make the Italian Top Gear, which will launch next year. The show has been one of the top performers for BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the […]

MasterChef’s secret sauce

MasterChef recently broke the 50-territory mark for local versions. TBI spoke to the people making, distributing and broadcasting the show about the ingredients that have helped it become the preeminent global cooking show. Not every hit international format comes with a grocery bill, but broadcasters ordering MasterChef will need to spend between £300-£450 (US$485-$730) in […]