Media Ranch


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 […]

Canada’s ComediHa! hires Media Ranch exec to oversee sales 

Montreal-based comedy producer ComediHa! has appointed an exec from fellow Canadian outfit Media Ranch to take up a newly created role overseeing distribution. Viviane Rheault becomes distribution director, sales & acquisitions at ComediHa! and will report into Alexandre Avon, VP of marketing & business affairs. Rheault will oversee the international commercialisation of the company’s catalogue […]

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 […]

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