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VTM brings Banijay reality format ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ to Belgium

Belgian broadcaster VTM has ordered a local, celebrity version of Banijay adventure reality format SAS: Who Dares Wins. Banijay Belgium will produce the series, which takes the formats into its ninth territory, and will be titled locally as Special Forces: Wie Durft Wint. The show will follow 11 famous faces as they take part in […]

Buzz 16 lands Minnow Films producer to lead development push

Buzz 16, the UK-based sports and factual production company launched by former footballer Gary Neville, has hired a Minnow Films exec to lead its development. India Opie Meres takes the newly created role of head of development with a remit to expand its factual and fact ent slate. She will report into Scott Melvin, CEO […]

Fox raids int’l format market for Fremantle & Banijay Rights shows

US broadcaster Fox has raided the international format market for its latest entertainment programming, with reboots of Farmer Wants A Wife and SAS: Who Dares Wins. Farmer Wants A Wife is the Fremantle-owned dating format that follows a group of singletons living in the countryside who are paired up with city-dwellers looking for love. It […]

BBC unveils autism, alcoholism & paranormal projects in documentary slate

UK pubcaster has commissioned three new documentary features and three new series, with the new projects announced by Clare Sillery, the BBC’s head of commissioning for documentaries, history and religion, at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK today. The one-off productions include Family 23 (working title), which tells the story of an ordinary family from the […]

Nordic streamer Ruutu takes ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ into Finland

Nelonen’s Nordic SVOD platform Ruutu has ordered a local version of SAS: Who Dares Wins, to be produced by Banijay Finland. The show is set to air this year and will feature a line-up of celebrities who will undertake a unique version of the special forces selection process to discover if they have what is required […]

Netflix orders ‘Tiger King 2’ in new true crime slate

Netflix has commissioned a sequel to the global factual hit Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem & Madness among a line-up of upcoming documentaries exploring crimes, cons and scams. Tiger King 2 will debut on the streamer later this year, as A Goode Films production in association with Library Films and Article 19 Films, with directors Eric […]

Minnow head of docs Grace Reynolds rejoins Twofour

ITV Studios-owned UK prodco Twofour has re-hired Minnow Films’ Grace Reynolds to the newly created role of executive producer of documentaries. The exec will rejoin Twofour following a two-year stint as the head of documentaries at UK indie Minnow, where she oversaw Channel 4 format SAS: Who Dares Wins and exec produced shows including Channel […]

BBC & PBS link for Greta Thunberg three-part climate docuseries

The BBC in the UK has unveiled a raft of new documentaries, including a three-parter being co-produced with PBS in the US that explores Greta Thunberg’s mission to raise awareness of climate change. Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (w/t) has been commissioned for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and follows the environmental activist as […]

Passion Pictures poaches Minnow’s David Moulton for docuseries push

Oscar-winning producer Passion Pictures has hired David Moulton from Minnow Films as its creative director, with a remit to grow its docuseries slate for broadcasters and streamers. Moulton was most recently director of development at UK-based Minnow, where he oversaw the company’s global expansion and gained credits on shows including Netflix’s Bad Boy Billionaires. Prior to that, […]

Exclusive: Netflix eyes Minnow’s ‘The Detectives’ for India

Netflix is eyeing an Indian take of Minnow Films’ BAFTA-nominated BBC Two doc series The Detectives. The streaming giant is interested in a local version of the ground-breaking doc series, which followed Manchester detectives trying to crack complex cases. The project comes as global SVODs look to unscripted UK formats for key markets, recently illustrated […]