RTL5 channel chief exiting for new role

Netherlands-based RTL5 will get a new channel chief this year, with incumbent Paul Cormont moving to a new role within RTL Nederlands. Werner van Es, the current channel scheduler, is stepping in to replace Cormont (pictured), who is to oversee development of programmes for RTL Nederlands channels such as RTL4. The switchover is planned to […]

Euro channels add I’m a Celebrity

Denmark and Romania are the latest territories getting a local version of ITV Studios format I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. TV3 in Denmark has commissioned local ITVS prodco United to create a local version of the reality competition format in which celebrities live in a jungle camp. It will be known as […]

Polish sale for Global’s Shopping Monsters

Global Agency format Shopping Monsters is getting a Polish remake. Polsat Café, which is part of broadcaster group Polsat, has licensed the format, and will launch its own version in September. The daily competition reality format sees five women compete to see who can get the best makeover in a limited amount of time and […]

Warner sells first Eyeworks format post-takeover

Warner Bros. has made its first deals for Eyeworks-developed formats following its takeover of the Dutch-based production group last month. Warner Bros. International Television Production has placed nude dating format Adam Looking for Eve to German network RTL and Cuatro in Spain. WBITVP took over sales of Eyeworks formats after Warner Bros. Television Group bought […]

What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. But do deep budget cuts at the public broadcast group and the increasing influence of international content threaten the Netherlands’ status as a creative powerhouse? […]

Dutch channel RTL5 remakes I’m a Celebrity

Dutch channel RTL5 has commissioned its own version of evergreen ITV Studios reality format I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, TBI has learned. The local remake will be called Ik Ben Een Ster, Haal Me Hier Uit! and will be produced by Endemol in Dutch-speaking Suriname in South America. The resultant 8x60mins series will […]

RTL checks into Banijay’s Sex Academy

RTL5 in the Netherlands has ordered a local version of the Sex Academy format. The show was created by TV2 in Denmark and is distributed internationally by Banijay International. In the series ordinary couples check into the titular Academy and are schooled on topics including the importance of foreplay, different sexual positions and role-playing. They […]

Irish talent format set for RTL5 in Holland

Irish talent format The Hit is getting a local version on Dutch broadcaster RTL5. The series has been a ratings hit for Irish pubcaster RTÉ One and formats rights holder Warner Bros. International Television Production has now secured an eight-episode run of its own. WBITVP-owned BlazHoffski will produce the show, which will launch in spring […]

Killer Karaoke hits right note for Euro broadcasters

Zodiak Media’s extreme singing competition format Killer Karaoke has sold to broadcasters in the Netherlands and Czech Republic soon after launching in Russia. The format, billed as “the evil adaptation of Zodiak’s Sing if You Can”, will launch in the Netherlands on RTL5 tomorrow produced by Zodiak Nederland, while the Czech version comes from Real […]