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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, […]

Round-up: Keshet sells ‘Singletown’ tape & format; Media Ranch Announces Horsepower 3 candidates; Onza’s ‘Celeb Challenge’ travels

Keshet sells ‘Singletown’ tape & format Discovery EMEA and MTV are among those to pick up reality series Singletown, following tape and format sales struck by Keshet International. The 15 x 60-minute series, originally produced by Keshet Productions for the UK’s ITV2, has been sold to Discovery EMEA in several markets in a multi-territory deal, […]

France’s TF1 joins Media Ranch’s Horsepower 3.0 format initiative

French broadcaster TF1 has joined the third edition of format project Horsepower, the incubation initiative from Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch. Season one and two partners Media Ranch and Quebecor Content will also be joined for Horsepower 3.0 by format accelerator La Fabrique Des Formats. The annual initiative is aimed at creating exportable unscripted TV formats […]

Media Ranch expands by hiring Fox Networks & Story Lab alums

Canadian format production and distribution company Media Ranch is expanding its development and sales team with several new hires, including veteran format producer David Schiff. Schiff has been tapped as a creative consultant for the European development of game show Honey In The Box. The paper format is a Media Ranch HorsePower initiative and part of its exchange […]

News round-up: ‘Popstars’ format in NZ return; ‘Masked Singer’ adapted by Three; Red Sauce makes new hires 

‘Popstars’ format revived in NZ New Zealand’s TVNZ 2 has commissioned a revival of reality talent format Popstars, to be produced by Screentime New Zealand in partnership with Warner Music New Zealand. The original late-90s series followed the creation and development of all-female pop band TrueBliss, while this new series will reimagine the show for a […]

TBI Weekly: What MIPCOM Online+ delivered this week

It has been a MIPCOM like no other and yet despite the lack of rosé and late-night gossiping on the Croisette, distributors and buyers still came together – with numerous deals emerging over the past five days. Here, TBI reflects on some of the key pick-ups to have been revealed over the week and explores […]

Media Ranch and Something Special agree format exchange deal

Canada’s Media Ranch has agreed a format exchange partnership with South Korean’s recently founded Something Special. The deal will allow the two format production and distribution companies to trade their most popular formats, with Media Ranch’s Watch! to now be repped in Asia by Something Special, while the latter’s Miracle Recipes and Miracle Habits will be […]

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