NBCUniversal International Formats


Fox drama ‘House’ to be remade in Turkey by Kanal D

Turkish broadcaster Kanal D has commissioned a local version of hit US drama House, the medical series that aired on Fox in the US for eight seasons until 2012. The remake will be produced by Red Arrow Studios-owned Karga Seven Pictures Turkey and is to be known as Hekimoğlu. It has been written by Banu […]

NBC’s ‘Making It’ secures first international remake with Discovery Finland

Discovery Finland has become the first broadcaster to remake NBC series Making It, after striking a deal with NBCUniversal International Formats. The 10 x 60 minute version will air on Discovery Finland’s channel TV5 and streaming service Dplay, with Rabbit Films (Game Night, Who Wants to be a Millionaire) producing. The reality competition series will […]

Formats round-up: Rabbit globetrots with Star TV, ‘Bring The Funny’ optioned in France; Ireland gets DIY SOS remake

Rabbit Films sends ‘Globetrotters’ to Greece Greek commercial broadcaster Star TV has signed on for a local adaptation of Rabbit Films’ adventure reality format Globetrotters. The Greek version of the programme, which is also called Globetrotters, is produced by Star’s in-house production label Green Pixel and will be 12 x 90 minutes. The show has […]

Globo takes NBCUniversal format into Brazil

Brazilian broadcaster Globo has ordered a local version of My Kid Would Never Do That, the format that first aired as part of NBC News’ news magazine show Dateline. The Brazilian version (Meu Filho Nunca Faria Isso) will be produced in house and will air as a segment on Globo’s news programme Fantástico, which has […]

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 […]

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