MME Entertainment

News brief: Sparks Networks adds German member

Germany’s DEF Media has become the latest prodco to join the Sparks Networks indie formats alliance. Entertainment and factual-focused DEF is headed up by Jörg A. Hoppe, Christoph Post and Katrin Löschburg, who were previously the heads of MME Entertainment, Sparks’ former German member. The Sparks Network model works as a loose collective that allows […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Eccho’s Exit travels across Europe

A raft of European versions of Japanese gameshow Exit are to be produced after Eccho Rights struck a number of option deals. The gameshow, which originally launched in Nippon Television in Japan, has been optioned by All3Media-owned German production company MME Entertainment, French production company Elephant Group, Channel Peretz in Russia and OWT in Sweden. […]