NBCUniversal International Formats


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 […]

How Do I Look? format breaks into LatAm

NBCUniversal’s international formats division has shopped its makeover show How Do I Look? to stablemate E! Entertainment in Mexico. The Mexican E! channel order for a local version – Cambiame El Look – is the first format deal for the show in LatAm. The Mexican show will run to 13 parts and enter production this […]

Hidden Singer at Discovery Italy

Discovery Networks Italy has ordered the first European version of a South Korean talent format. Ballandi Multimedia has been tapped to produce a 6x90mins version of Hidden Singer, which was originally created for JTBC, and will be on Discovery’s Nove channel in Italy. NBCUniversal International Formats shops the format, and has previously sold a remake […]

First int’l remake of NBCU’s House

House M.D., the US medical procedural about a grumpy but brilliant doctor, is being remade internationally for the first time. Russia Television and Radio has commissioned a 40x44mins version after a deal with distributor NBCUniversal International Formats. The deal is particularly notable as popular American procedurals are seldom remade elsewhere. Production commences in April, with […]

NBCU to test Spartan at MIPTV

NBCUniversal International Formats is to unleash the Spartans in Cannes at MIPTV. The global formats arm of NBCU International Studios is debuting Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge at the confab as the latest effort from the production team of American Ninja Warrior. The format sees 36 groups of friends, families or co-workers racing across specially-designed Spartan […]