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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 […]

ITV2 spins Monkey’s ‘Celebrity Karaoke Club’ with drag version

ITV2 in the UK has ordered a spin-off version of NBCUniversal format Celebrity Karaoke Club featuring drag stars, while the original show has also been extended into a second season. Karaoke Club: Drag Edition will debut in the Autumn on ITV2 and streamer ITV Hub, featuring stars as they attempt to impress their fellow singers […]

Banijay strikes NBCU formats pact to remake ‘Suits’, ‘Top Chef’ & more in India

NBCUniversal Formats has struck a co-production deal with Banijay in Asia to adapt a number of its formats including Suits, House and Top Chef in India. Banijay Asia will represent and work with NBCU’s Universal Studio Group to create local versions of scripted and entertainment titles including House, Monk, Saturday Night Live, The Titan Games […]

Saudi’s SBC orders reboot of Korean format ‘Drive Thru OKE’ with NBCU

Dubai-based producer Ogmented has struck a deal to produce a local version of NBCUniversal Formats-owned entertainment show Drive Thru-Oke for Saudi Arabian broadcaster SBC. The local 10 x 60-minute version will be titled Ghanni Safari will launch this month in a weekly primetime slot on SBC. The series is being produced in Riyadh, with Saudi Arabian […]

Matchbox and Eureka are ‘Making It’ in Australia

NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Matchbox Pictures and Sydney-and-LA-based Eureka Productions have teamed up to co-produce an Australian version of competition format Making It for Network 10. Set to launch next year, Making It Australia will be the second international version of NBCUniversal’s format, following last year’s Finnish adaptation, bringing together some of the country’s most talented […]

NBCUniversal and Japan’s Asahi partner for ‘Secret Game Show’

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal Formats and the Asahi Television Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV) in Japan have partnered to co-develop and produce an original non-scripted gameshow format for Japanese and international audiences. The Secret Game Show, will debut in Japan this month and then be sold to the international market. The format follows unsuspecting employees, nominated by a […]