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Germany’s ProSieben wants to ‘Watch!’ Media Ranch format

German network ProSieben has ordered a local edition of Canadian outfit Media Ranch’s game show format Watch! to be produced by Talpa Germany for broadcast next month. The German edition of Watch! will be titled Wer sieht das den?! and will feature two celebrities per team who will play for charity, pitting the two teams against […]

Media Ranch acquires and options formats, hires consultants

Canadian format production and distribution house Media Ranch has acquired two unscripted formats from Ireland and hired two new consultants – Rod Rodrigo and Owen Kelly. The two new formats both come from Adare Productions and include 12 Star Hotel, which aired on RTÉ One in Ireland in 2008, and discovers what happens when 12 […]

Media Ranch unveils candidates for Horsepower format project

Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch has announced the eight candidates who will participate in Horsepower 2.0, its format incubation project. Over 80 applications were received by Media Ranch and Quebecor Content, which formed a partnership for the initiative. The incubation process begins in January with six months of workshopping with the goal to create […]

News round-up: Sky extends ‘Bulletproof’, orders AI game; Spain secures more Turkish drama; Indian remake for Israel YA drama

Sky extends Bulletproof, orders AI game version Sky has ordered a three-part special based on its Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters-fronted drama Bulletproof, with an “immersive” game powered by artifical intelligence (AI) also in the works. UK-based Vertigo Films is producing the three-part special, which will air on Sky One and its on demand service […]

US, UK and Nordic prodcos strike deals for Media Ranch format ‘Watch!’

Producers in the US, the UK and the Nordics are among those to have picked up format rights to memory-based gameshow Watch! from Canada’s Media Ranch. The format, created by producer duo John Kirhoffer and Dan Munday, requires contestants to watch a variety show before being tested on what they saw. Banijay Group’s Bunim/Murray Productions […]

Media Ranch gameshow format optioned in Germany, France and Oz

Media Ranch’s gameshow format Watch! from Survivor producers Dan Munday and John Kirhoffer has been optioned in Germany, France and Australia. Talpa Germany, WeMake in France and NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Matchbox Pictures in Australia have all optioned the format, which was created by Munday and Kirhoffer, who worked together with Survivor creator Mark Burnett. The […]

Exclusive: Canada’s Media Ranch to rep DR formats

Canadian distributor Media Ranch has partnered with Danish broadcaster DR to represent its TV formats internationally, ahead of MIPTV. The new partnership follows the recent launch of Media Ranch’s first Scandinavian office and the appointment of former DR Formats sales manager Louise Juel Severin as its VP of sales and acquisitions for Scandinavia. Under the […]

Media Ranch appoints DR exec to head Scandi office

Montreal-based producer-distributor Media Ranch has appointed DR exec Louise Juel Severin to head up its Scandinavian office.  The exec, who most recently served as formats sales manager for DR, will take on the newly created role of VP of sales and acquisitions for Scandinavia. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, she is to acquire new formats and finished […]

Op-ed: A decade of change for Canada

As this year’s MIPCOM market coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Canada’s Media Ranch, president Sophie Ferron reflects on dramatic changes within the Canadian market, and predicts what could lie in store for producers.   When we launched Media Ranch 10 years ago, Canada’s TV sector was virtually unrecognisable from the market […]

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