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TBI Weekly: How format risk & reward is changing

‘Iconic’ format reboots have become a regular event over recent months but as Tim Dams discovers, the risk threshold is changing as broadcasters and streamers employ new strategies to get fresh IP onto screens Broadcasters have long focused their spend and schedules on formats with a proven track record, a trend that has only cemented itself over […]

TV2 tackles ‘Taboo’ format for Denmark

Danish broadcaster TV2 has commissioned a local version of social issue comedy format Taboo, following a deal with Amsterdam-based indie distributor Lineup Industries. Monday Production Denmark will produce the Danish version, originally created by Panenka for VRT in Belgium, which has also ordered a second season of Taboo, alongside sophomore seasons headed to existing local […]

Lineup Industries partners with NHK Enterprises to take Japanese formats global

International indie distributor Lineup Industries and NHK Enterprises, the distribution arm of Japanese broadcaster NHK, have partnered to help drive global sales of NHK’s formats. Amsterdam-based Lineup will use its “specialist insights and deep knowledge of the global market” to provide consultation and sales outside of Asia for the Japanese pubcaster’s formats, with a focus […]

TBI Formats: 1 Year Off

1 Year Off Distributor: Lineup Industries Producer: Roses Are Blue Broadcaster: VRT1 (Belgium) Not so much a brand new format as a refreshed idea for contemporary audiences, this show plays on our prejudices and assumptions. It has been almost two decades since the quizzer first aired and after a successful run spanning 2001-2007, it is […]

TBI Formats: Seven ways to future-proof your format

Girts Licis, head of strategy at global consultancy K7 Media, gives his top tips on future-proofing in the fast-changing format market and offers insights from the intelligence firm’s recent report, Tracking the Giants: The Top 100 Travelling Formats. Relationship building In an increasingly digital world, you can’t underestimate the importance of a human relationship. Before […]

Spain’s TV3 tempted by ‘Taboo’

Spain broadcaster TV3 has commissioned a local version of Lineup Industries’ comedy format Taboo. The format sees a famous comedian test the boundaries of comedy and good taste each week by taking on a new subject that society has judged too taboo to laugh about. They source their material directly from those affected, be it […]

Kinetic Content picks out Taboo content from Lineup

Red Arrow Studios-owned US prodco Kinetic Content has acquired local rights to unscripted show Taboo from Lineup Industries. The format sees a famous comedian test the boundaries of comedy and good taste each week by taking on a new subject that society has judged too taboo to laugh about. The show, which received its first […]

Australia’s Network Ten to remake human interest format Taboo

Australian broadcaster Network Ten has commissioned distributor Lineup Industries and Sydney-based Lune Media for Taboo, a human-interest format originally created for Belgium’s VRT. In Taboo a famous comedian tests the boundaries of comedy and good taste. They perform a unique routine which in each show challenges a subject judged too taboo to laugh at. The difference […]

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