Lineup Industries


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 […]

Show of the week: The Locker Room

European football – and the English Premier League in particular – is driving public debate as clubs and broadcasters pay huge fees for players and TV match rights. Belgian format The Locker Room shows the other side of sports. Amsterdam-based Lineup Industries took the hour-long format to MIPCOM with two seasons of strong ratings on […]

Deal monitor: RTÉ, Radio Gaga, Exodus

BBC Worldwide will sell an upcoming comedy from Ireland’s RTÉ, while Hat Trick International and Lineup Industries have signed new distribution deals. The BBC’s commercial arm has taken rights to Nowhere Fast, which Deadpan Pictues (Can’t Cope Won’t Cope) is producing with support from local body the BAI and Section 481 tax credits. The RTÉ2 […]

Beta Film buys into Lineup Industries

Beta Film has bought into Lineup Industries, the distribution business set up in 2014 by former Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis. Beta will take a minority stake in Lineup for an undisclosed amount, marking a major move into unscripted programming. German producer and distributor Beta has a stake in Seapoint, the […]