MTV International

Round-up: Banijay re-opens ‘Changing Rooms’ in Germany; Bossanova snags CJZ deal; MTV Int’l preps ‘True Life Crime’ in UK

Banijay re-opens Changing Rooms in Germany Germany’s RTL Zwei has ordered a local version of Banijay’s veteran home renovation format Changing Rooms, marking the show’s return to the country after a 15-year hiatus. The four-part series is from Banijay Productions Germany and is set to air later this year, with the show following two sets of […]

MTV International orders Covid-19 version of ‘Cribs’ for footballers

ViacomCBS-owned MTV International has commissioned a remotely produced version of its long-running Cribs format, featuring footballers. MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home is from Otro Studios and will explore footballers’ daily routines including how they are keeping fit, what’s hidden in their fridge and amusing pastimes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 4 x 22-minute series will […]

MTV International greenlights ‘Geordie Shore’ reunion spin-off

MTV International has commissioned a reunion spin-off series of hit reality show Geordie Shore.  The 6 x 44-minute series, tentatively titled Geordie More, is to follow the lives of ex-Geordie Shore cast members including Marnie Simpson, Gary Beadle, Holly Hagan and Aaron Chalmers as they go about their lives following their time on the show. Geordie More will be produced by Lime Pictures, and has […]

MTV to offer the Royal treatment

MTV International is launching a new original reality series offering viewers a glimpse into the lives of royals across the world. MTV says the six hour long episodes of The Royal World will premiere later in 2018 across 180 countries. The show will be produced by Initial, part of the Endemol Shine Group and has […]

MTV Int’l greenlights reality format The Lovers & The Liars

MTV International has greenlit The Lovers and The Liars to add to its latest slate of UK produced programming. The reality format follows couples as they compete for a minimum £50,000 cash prize. To do this they must figure out which couple are not a genuine pair. The original format, devised and produced by Lime […]

True North delivers Million Dollar Baby for MTV Int’l

MTV International has commissioned a new observational reality format, Million Dollar Baby, from True North, makers of Teen Mom UK. The show will follow reality TV star Lateysha Grace as she sets out to earn her daughter Wynter £1 million. Born into a low-income, single-parent household, Grace made her name on reality shows The Valleys […]

MTV brings grandparents to Spring Break

MTV has commissioned an eight-part reality series for its international channels in which twenty-somethings hit the beach with their favourite grandparent. Spring Break with Grandad comes from UK-based indie Handsome Productions and will run across the Viacom-owned network’s international channels from June. Billed as “crazy, cute and definitely cringe-worthy”, the show will see attractive young […]

MTV expands Shore line with Euro/Lat Am series

MTV International is creating a European-Latin American version of its Shore reality franchise. Ibiza Shore represents the first coproduction between MTV Latin America and MTV South Europe. Italian-Spanish producer Magnolia TV is lead prodco. The show will include characters from Spain’s Gandia Shore and Mexico’s Acapulco Shore, new plus new arrivals from Italy and Brazil. […]

Canada’s turn to shine

Canada is a top originator of English-language scripted and factual content. Ever savvier of the international market, the country’s producers and distributors are more aggressively seeking out US partnerships as a springboard to the rest of the world, reports Mark Dillon. One reason Canadian producers need a global outlook is a challenging broadcast landscape at […]