Media Ranch

News round-up: NBCU’s Hayu expands across CEE; Stan links with Lionsgate; Media Ranch deals

NBCU’s Hayu expands across CEE NBCUniversal (NBCU) is to roll its reality-focused streaming service Hayu into multiple Central and Eastern European countries in Q4. The service will offer over 300 shows and 9,000 episodes of reality TV content including The Real Housewives, Below Deck and Million Dollar Listing franchises. Home and design, dating, cooking, crime and fashion […]

Denmark’s ‘Big Love’ format travels across Europe with Media Ranch

Danish reality health format Big Love has been optioned in The Netherlands following a deal with distributor Media Ranch, which has also confirmed a Belgian version has recently wrapped production. The format, which is part of Danish pubcaster DR’s slate, has been optioned in The Netherlands by Monday Media, while a fourth season of the show is […]

Media Ranch inks format distribution pact with Trace Studios

Canadian format producer and distributor Media Ranch has struck a global distribution partnership with South Africa’s Trace Studios. Trace is a “global afro-urban platform for youth entertainment and empowerment,” and Media Ranch will represent its formats internationally. Among its formats are 2 Weddings & A Superstar, a reality “emo-tainment” property that sees some of South […]

Unpacking the risk & rewards of format funds

New formats have always had to fight for space against the exploitation of proven IP, so what has prompted broadcasters to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in schemes to create new shows, asks Richard Middleton Formats are designed to be exploited again and again. This repeatability is baked into the essence of the industry, […]

Canada’s Media Ranch extends in Asia with Something Special pact

Format production & distribution company Media Ranch has expanded its partnership with South Korea’s Something Special. Something Special, which is founded and run by Jin Woo Hwang and InSoon Kim, has signed on to distribute Media Ranch’s format Don’t Laugh in Asia. The two companies have also partnered on Finally, It’s Mine, a competition reality format created […]

Media Ranch names Horsepower 3.0 winner

Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch has unveiled the winner of the third edition of its Horsepower incubation initiative. Alexandra Paquin, a Canadian film student at Concordia University in Montreal, was selected for her dating show format for millennials, which she workshopped over a four-month period with top industry mentors. The winning format will now […]

Media Ranch sells VR dating format & partners with Something Special

Canadian format production and distribution company Media Ranch has announced multiple option deals for its VR dating format Too Shy To Date, as well as a co-development agreement with Korea’s Something Special. Media Ranch signed a multi-territory option deal with Banijay for Too Shy To Date, covering Initial for the UK, France’s Adventure Line Productions, […]

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