Show of the Week: The Talent Project

Endemol Shine format The Talent Project promises to change the lives of amateur singers in 100 days. The format takes a group of diverse contestants – whose backgrounds range across age, experience and talent – and offers them intensive training at the Talent Project Academy under the guidance of top coaches who help them navigate […]

Talpa registers another Story of My Life deal

Talpa has secured another deal for a local version of The Story of My Life, the celebrity ageing format it launched at MIPCOM. Brazilian free to air broadcaster SBT is the latest to take the show. Maarten Meijs, managing director of Talpa Global said: “It’s fantastic to see territories appreciate the honest, emotional and daring […]

Talpa sells celebrity ageing format to BTV

Formats company Talpa has shopped its new format, Story of My Life, to Bulgarian free TV broadcaster BTV. The show, in which celebrity couples are artificially aged using prosthetics and make-up, and then filmed as they see their newly aged up partners. It launched as a special on RTL4 and the Dutch broadcaster will launch […]

New free TV deal for Talpa’s latest format

Talpa’s The Story of My Life has won an order from Russian free-to-air broadcaster Channel One. The show is billed as a talkshow with a twist and features celebrity couples who, through prosthetics and make-up are aged, allowing them to see what each other will look like in years to come. Talpa’s sales arm launched […]

Pre-market format sales for Endemol Shine

Endemol Shine Group has got local versions of its Big Music Quiz format away ahead of taking them to market at MIPCOM later this month. Italian pubcaster Rai has ordered a local version of the show, with a four-part series commencing in December. In the Netherlands, RTL4 has greenlit a local version of the show, […]

MIPTV: Dance, Dance, Dance dances onto RTL

Celebrity dance format Dance, Dance, Dance has been picked up by German free-to-air broadcaster RTL. The format hails from ITV owned Talpa, which launched originally on RTL4 in the Netherlands last year. Talpa’s sales arm, which is separate from that of its parent company ITV, sells the show and struck the German deal. It has […]

Talpa’s Wishing Tree to Greece

Talpa format The Wishing Tree has been acquired by Antenna Group in Greece. In the show, which launched on RTL in the Netherlands, children hang wishes in a ‘wishing tree’, the twist being the wish is not for themselves but for a person they think deserves it. ITV-owned Talpa has already sold The Wishing Tree, […]

First deal for feelgood Talpa format

Belgian free-to-air broadcaster VTM has become the first international buyer of The Wishing Tree, the new feel-good format from Netherlands-based Talpa. ITV-owned Talpa launched the format at MIPCOM and free-to-air broadcaster VTM is the first confirmed buyer. In the show, children hang wishes in a ‘wishing tree’, the twist being the wish is not for […]