NBCUniversal International Formats


NBCU scores first int’l adaptation for ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is getting its first international adaptation.  NBCUniversal International Formats has licensed the hit comedy series to Quebecor Content-backed prodco ComediHa!, based out of Quebec City in Canada. A broadcaster has not yet been disclosed, though shooting is to begin this summer. The deal marks the first international version of the Golden Globe and […]

TBI Weekly: Formats thrive in purple patch post-MIPTV

The formats market has struck a purple patch a month on from MIPTV, with the past fortnight seeing a string of deals for scripted and non-scripted shows. The deals, listed in full below, have seen fact ent titles such as The Great Bake Off travel to Thailand, Family Food Fight being remade in Mexico, Catch […]

NBCU’s ‘Hollywood Game Night’ scores Russian remake

NBCUniversal International Formats has struck a deal with Russian broadcaster CTC for a local version of Hollywood Game Night. The remake marks the 21st international version of the format, which has so far been adapted in the UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Turkey, French Canada and across Eastern Europe. Produced by Andrei Boltenko’s prodco M.I.R, the […]

NBCU serves Top Chef spin-off in Thailand

NBCUniversal International Formats has sold Top Chef spin-off Just Desserts into Thailand. The One Enterprise is to produce a local version of the 11-part spin-off, which is to air on Thai entertainment channel One31. The show will see top pastry chefs in the country show off their professional skills and go head-to-head in a series […]

ProSiebenSat.1 takes NBCU’s Top Chef to Germany

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has picked up NBCUniversal International format Top Chef for summer 2019. The six-part local series will be headed up by prolific German chef Eckhart Witzigmann (pictured) – who is making his first appearance on a cooking show. Top Chef sees a number of aspiring chefs face off in a battle of culinary skill. Each […]

MIPCOM Hot Picks: Songland

Distributor: NBCUniversal International Formats Producer: Universal Television Alternative Studio and Live Animals in association with Dave Stewart Entertainment and Levine’s 222 Productions Channel: NBC (US) Concept: New songwriting talent get the chance to have their work recorded by a famous artist Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice judge Adam Levine executive produces this long-simmering songwriting […]

Suits set for Japanese adaptation

Popular US drama Suits is set for a Japanese adaptation after NBC Universal confirmed a scripted format deal with Fuji TV. The news marks the second international deal for the show, after International Formats sold the format to South Korea, where it rated as no.1 throughout the season on KBS. The deal was put together […]

Vox to start Knife Fight in Germany with NBCUniversal format

German network Vox has commissioned a local version of NBCUniversal International Formats (NBCUIF)-sold culinary series Knife Fight. The local show will known as Knife Fight Club, with each episode challenging two celebrity cooks to create and present dishes, while being heckled by the audience and each other. Endemol Shine Germany has signed on to produce […]

NBCU finds Edelstein replacement

Jeff Wachtel is relocating from LA to London to become the replacement for Michael Edelstein at NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS). Currently NBCU Cable Entertainment’s chief content officer, Wachtel (pictured) will begin his new role as president of NBCUIS in January before moving to London in the summer of 2018. He will be in charge of […]

NBCU holds Thai Singer Auction

NBCUniversal International Formats is set for the worldwide sales launch of Singer Auction, a new vocal talent format co-developed with Thailand’s Zense Entertainment. NBCU will begin worldwide network conversations later this year. Singer Auction is a primetime entertainment format recently launched in Thailand on Channel 3. It gives unknown vocalists the opportunity to showcase their […]