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News brief: Red Arrow’s Escape Your Life heads to TNT

US cable net TNT has ordered unscripted social experiment series Escape Your Life from Kinetic Content, the US prodco owned by Munich-based Red Arrow. The series gives couples the chance to escape their current lives and start again somewhere new, before facing the dilemma of whether to embrace their new existence or return to their […]

Weinstein Company takes US rights to Roald Dahl series

The Weinstein Company has picked up US rights to the upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl novel Esio Trot. The TV movie, which was penned by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and will star Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, is made by Endor. The UK producer is part of the Red Arrow Group, which distributes the show […]

Cable net FYI to be Married at First Sight for the second time

US cable channel FYI has ordered a second season of Married at First Sight, the entertainment show made by Red Arrow’s US prodco Kinetic Content. FYI, previously the Bio channel and part of A+E stable, greenlit season two with season one still running. The show is billed as an extreme social experiment following six individuals […]

Red Arrow hires Warner Bros. exec as formats boss

Red Arrow International has hired Warner Bros. formats exec Harry Gamsu to fill a new acquisitions and sales vice president role at its London office, TBI has learned. Gamsu will become VP, format acquisitions and sales, at Red Arrow International following his appointment. Red Arrow has confirmed the switch, and said its new recruit would […]

Red Arrow recruits scripted buyer

Red Arrow International has recruited Amelie von Kienlin as VP, scripted acquisitions. Kienlin will oversee all drama acquisitions at production and distribution group Red Arrow, reporting to Irina Ignatiew, co-managing director, Red Arrow International. Her previous experience includes stints as head of coproduction at France-based Wild Bunch and head of acquisitions at Telepool. Ignatiew, who succeeded […]

News brief: CCTV buys German comedy format Schiller Street

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has acquired Schiller Street, the German-originated improvised comedy format. The local version of the show will be called Joy Street and air on CCTV’s flagship CCTV-1 channel as well as being made available for online streaming. Red Arrow International distributes the format and struck the CCTV deal. It has previously shopped […]

TF1 places order for Restaurant Rocks

TF1 has ordered a full series of restaurant reality format My Restaurant Rocks. Based on a German daytime format from Kabel Eins, Mein Lokal, Dein Lokal, French commercial broadcaster TF1 successfully piloted a local version of the show last month. In the format, a group of local restaurants compete to be the best in the […]

Red Arrow bags ‘new Lilyhammer’ rights

Red Arrow International has snagged international rights to Samurai Security, a Norwegian comedy series from Rubicon, the producers of Lilyhammer. Red Arrow also sells Netflix series Lilyhammer and will now take the new Rubicon series to market. The new show was penned by Lilyhammer writer Anne Bjørnstad and features several of the same cast. Samurai […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

Europe’s most valuable formats

The UK is the most lucrative formats market in Europe, while TF1 is the leading broadcaster and Money Drop and Come Dine with Me are the most successful formats in the region, according to new research. Endemol, ITV and FremantleMedia, meanwhile, are Europe’s most successful formats distributors. Knowing the value of your content is a […]