Fox Alternative Entertainment places formats with TF1 & ProSieben

Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) has unveiled two new series created by the company under its International Unscripted Format Fund – celebrity competition Beat My Mini-Mes (working title) for TF1 in France and dating show Marriage Market (working title) for Germany’s ProSieben. Jointly developed by FAE and TF1, Beat My Mini-Mes is a studio competition series where celebrity singers face […]

Sales round-up: European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’; Bell Media & Discovery snag ‘Patrol shows; Noah Media takes ‘Stewart’ rights

European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’ Nine Network in Australia, TV2 in Denmark and RTL in the Netherlands have inked pre-sale deals with UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights for HLP Studios’ upcoming Channel 4 series Inside The Superbrands. The 8 x 60-minute series goes behind the doors of some of the world’s […]

Show of the Week: Who Is The Phantom?

Offering a fresh take on the ‘masked celebrity’ genre, this new entertainment format sees three famous faces turn detective as they try to solve riddles and crack visual clues across seven rounds to guess the identity of the mysterious Phantom. The Phantom is a fellow celebrity hidden behind a cloak and a mask that animates […]

ITVS & ProSieben joins period dating trend with ‘Love Is King’

German broadcast giant ProSieben has picked remake rights to an ITV Studios period dating format. Love Is King (working title) follows 16 singles as they look for a partner as they once did at the beginning of the 19th century. Millenials have to take part in extravagant balls and deal with limited communication options, as […]

TBI Show of the Week: Stealing The Show!

Quiz shows come in all shapes and guises but this new format from Germany offers a twist to the genre that is as unique as it is unexpected. While other formats might reward victorious contestants with flashy cars or expensive holidays, the prize on offer in Stealing The Show! is the show itself. The premise […]

Germany’s ProSieben wants to ‘Watch!’ Media Ranch format

German network ProSieben has ordered a local edition of Canadian outfit Media Ranch’s game show format Watch! to be produced by Talpa Germany for broadcast next month. The German edition of Watch! will be titled Wer sieht das den?! and will feature two celebrities per team who will play for charity, pitting the two teams against […]

Show of the week: You Sleep, You Lose

You Sleep, You Lose was not originally destined to be a primetime gameshow, but rather a factual series exploring the effects of sleep deprivation. German broadcaster ProSieben was planning a themed week around the airing of a TV movie called 9 Days Awake, based on a bestselling book and the initial idea was to create […]

Banijay, ProSieben launch ‘Eurovision replacement’ contest

Banijay Group-owned Brainpool, German broadcaster ProSieben and domestic producer and entertainer Stefan Raab have teamed up to create a new competition to replace the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The Free European Song Contest is being produced by Raab for Brainpool. A former Eurovision competitor himself, Raab also produced and hosted the contest when it […]

Mediaset prepares for “uncertain” 2020, considers stake in ailing ProSieben

Italian broadcaster Mediaset is preparing for an “uncertain” 2020 amid Italy’s Coronavirus outbreak, while also considering its stake in ProSiebenSat.1. The broadcaster said it could not make “reliable forecasts” about the duration or the effects of the Covid-19 “emergency” on management or results of the group, as it published its annual report. In lieu of […]

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