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Sweden’s TV4 & C More remake Norwegian pregnancy drama ‘Heartbeats’

Sweden’s TV4 and C More have ordered a local version of Norwegian drama Heartbeats, after striking a deal via Plimsoll Productions-owned Magnify Media. The 8 x 16-minute format is being produced by Baluba for free-to-air broadcaster TV4 and its sibling streamer C More. Magnify will distribute both the Swedish and Norwegian completed series worldwide, with […]

Magnify Media launches formats showcase

Plimsoll Productions-owned UK distributor Magnify Media is launching a formats showcase ahead of MIPCOM next week. The New Formats Showcase will offer scripted and unscripted product, including 10 x 28-minute Love Raft, produced by Story Productions for DR3 in Denmark. It follows 10 singletons who are matched into couples and spend 10 days sailing down a […]

UK’s Magnify Media hires ViacomCBS alum to head sales & copros

Plimsoll Productions-owned UK distributor Magnify Media has appointed former ViacomCBS International exec Anthony Appell as head of sales & co-productions. Appell joins having been head of pre-sales and co-production consultant for Viacom International Studios UK for the past three years, where he worked on shows including Story Of The Songs for ViacomCBS’s C5 in the […]

Fremantle takes ‘Good With Wood’ production rights in multiple territories

Fremantle has acquired production rights in multiple territories to competition series format Good With Wood following a deal with distributor Magnify Media. The company will be able to produce local versions in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Hungary, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, Israel, India, Indonesia. Mexico and Australia. The original version of […]

Plimsoll buys out Magnify Media, taking full ownership of UK distributor

Private equity-backed Plimsoll Productions has struck a deal to take full ownership of Andrea Jackson’s distribution outfit Magnify Media.   The company, which Plimsoll took a minority stake in four years ago, was founded in 2015 and represents titles from rights owners ranging from Argonon and Rare TV, to broadcasters such as NRK and YLE. […]

News round-up: VIA orders Armoza dating format; SVT snags ‘Fittest Family’; ShortsTV update

VIA orders Armoza’s ‘lean production’ dating format South African lifestyle channel VIA has ordered a local version of Date In Reverse from ITV Studios-owned Armoza Formats. The format, which was created by Volley Formats, Shenhar Productions and Daniella Slavik, follows two singles who get to know each other by experiencing a relationship’s most meaningful milestones […]

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 […]

Mediaset takes Magnify Media car-based gameshow into Italy

Mediaset in Italy has ordered a local remake of an automotive-focused gameshow that was first ordered by the BBC in Scotland. Test Drive follows three teams as they embark on a road trip through beautiful scenery en route to a mystery destination. During the drive, they must answer questions via a specially adapted satnav, with […]

Magnify books Norwegian comedy ‘Couples Therapy’ into Denmark

DR in Denmark is to air a remake of Norwegian shortform comedy Couples Therapy, which first aired on NRK. Two seasons are in the works with Nordisk Film TV, made up of a 6 x 12 minute first run followed by 4 x 12 minute Christmas specials. It is due to premiere on DR in […]

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