NBCUniversal Formats

Movistar+ strikes a chord with ‘That’s My Jam’ Spanish adaptation

Spain’s Movistar+ has ordered a local version of NBCUniversal variety show format That’s My Jam. This Spanish adaptation will be hosted by actor, comedian and presenter Arturo Valls, whose production company Polvora will co-produce the Spanish series with LACOproductora, in partnership with Universal Television Alternative Studios. The order comes just days after RTL+, the streaming […]

Showmax extends NBCU’s ‘Real Housewives’ franchise into Abuja

Showmax in Africa is prepping a second version of NBCUniversal’s Real Housewives format, this time set in Nigerian capital Abuja. The Real Housewives Of Abuja comes in the wake of a 2021 Lagos-based version for Showmax and marks the eighth remake in Africa, with Delmedia Productions behind the new show. It will follow the luxurious […]

Multichoice to follow ‘The Real Housewives Of Gqeberha’ as format expands

Multichoice in South Africa has ordered The Real Housewives Of Gqeberha, a new local adaptation of the NBCUniversal-owned format for pay-channel TV 1Magic. GOAT Originals will produce what will be the fifth version of the format to launch in the country, which will debut on 3 February. The reality format, which is distributed internationally by […]

RTLZWEI orders German adaptation of reality format ‘Drive Thru-Oke’

German FTA entertainment channel RTLZWEI has commissioned a local adaptation of Korean entertainment format Drive Thru-Oke. Munich-based production company SEO Entertainment is to produce the German version, titled Music Drive In, which will be hosted by three local music stars, and will launch early next year, following a deal with rights holder NBCUniversal Formats. Based […]

Turkey’s Show TV preps first remake of NBC medical drama ‘New Amsterdam’

Show TV in Turkey has ordered the first international remake of US drama New Amsterdam, following a deal with NBCUniversal Formats. The show, originally from NBCU’s Universal Television, will be known locally as Hayat Bugün (Life Is Today) and is being produced by Turkey’s 03 Medya in association with UIS. It will debut in 2023. […]

News round-up: ‘Stranger Things’ star to front NBCU format; UK’s C5 returns to ‘Madame Blanc’; Cake preps ‘Amelia’

Stranger Things star to front NBCU format TV Una in Serbia has ordered the 24th international adaptation of NBCUniversal Formats’ entertainment show, Hollywood Game Night, with Nikola Đuričko (Stranger Things) hosting. The Serbian show, known as Holivudiranje, is a co-production between NBCUniversal Formats and TV Una. The reality competition format invites viewers to an exclusive showbiz […]

How scripted formats could dominate drama

Scripted formats are travelling further than ever before, particularly female-led and family-focused dramas. Mark Layton finds out what’s behind this growing demand and where it’s all leading. For those in the scripted format business, the past few years have been rather exciting. In what is now a familiar story, the global pandemic and subsequent global […]

Formats round-up: Noovo bring ‘Survivor’ to French-Canada; TF1 sings out for ‘That’s My Jam’; Something Special teams with MY Entertainment

Noovo bring ‘Survivor’ to French-Canada French-Canadian language channel Noovo has taken the rights to adapt the Banijay reality competition series Survivor. Network owner Bell Media is working with ToRoS productions on a local adaptation of the format, which is distributed globally by Banijay. Survivor features participants trying to survive in remote nature settings. They must […]