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Germany’s Sat.1 tunes into Endemol Shine puppet & celebrity singing format

German FTA network Sat.1 has ordered a brand-new entertainment format from Endemol Shine Germany, which sees celebrities perform alongside puppets. I Got You Babe is set to debut on Sat.1 with four episodes this autumn and will see quirky puppet characters singing a duet with famous faces. However, the six featured puppets are set to […]

Germany returns to ‘Big Brother’

German broadcaster Sat.1 has ordered a local version of Endemol Shine Group (ESG)’s reality format Big Brother, five years after the show last aired in the country. It will be produced by Endemol Shine Germany, which is also behind a forthcoming celebrity version that is set to launch 9 August, and marks the latest revival […]

NBC to adapt Red Arrow’s Einstein procedural

US broadcaster NBC is to remake German crime procedural Einstein. Red Arrow Studios International sold the format into NBC, which will be produced by Universal TV in association with Carol Mendelsohn Productions and Intrigue Entertainment. The original series (32 x 45 minutes) follows Albert Einstein’s great grandson who is forced to work with the police […]

Sat.1 breeds another Super Dog

Rescue Dog to Super Dog, the Channel 4 format from Plimsoll Productions, is headed for Sat.1 in Germany. The ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned network has commissioned Docma TV to create a version titled Project Super Dog – Helper on Four Paws. The four-episode series, based on the Magnify Media-sold format, will see rescue dogs intensively trained to […]

CEE broadcaster bags A+E’s Knightfall

Central and Eastern European broadcaster SPI / Filmbox has acquired A+E Networks’ period action drama Knightfall and German crime series Einstein. Knightfall, originally for History and from A+E Studios, chronicles the adventures of the Knights Templar. The scripted series also counts The Combine and Midnight Radio as coproducers and has Dominic Minghella and Jeremy Renner […]

ProSieben, Discovery pact for OTT drive

ProSiebenSat.1 (P7S1) and Discovery Communications have joined forces to push OTT in the German market with a combined streaming service. The pair are also looking to add third party channels to a new joint venture streaming service. German TV and media giant P7S1 and global channel operator Discovery will stream a raft of their channels […]

Bake Off spin-offs on the rise in Europe

Local versions of the celebrity version of the Bake Off format will hit French and German screens for the first time after BBC Worldwide shopped the series to free TV broadcaster M6 and its German counterpart Sat.1 on the eve of the annual Showcase. Worldwide’s local units will make the shows, which were among several […]

Red Arrow creates new factual unit

Red Arrow Entertainment Group has create a Unterföhring-based factual prodco, 7Stories. The prodco will aim to produce factual shows and branded entertainment programming for Red Arrow parent ProSiebenSat.1 Group, other national and international media firms, and digital platforms. Already on the slate are ProSieben MAXX series Galileo 360°, SAT.1 Gold’s Lenßen Klärt Auf and TV24’s […]

Channel 4 plots Gogglebox Kids, adds exec

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a 1x60mins Christmas special of Studio Lambert-produced unscripted series Gogglebox, while also appointing Alisa Pomeroy to become documentaries commissioning editor. 24 Hours in Police Custody director Pomeroy (below right) will report to head of documentaries Nick Mirsky in her new post, which tasks her with greenlighting new docs for […]

Axel Springer: ‘ProSieben merger speculation unfounded’

German publisher Axel Springer said that speculation it could relinquish control over its business was “completely unfounded” after the Wall Street Journal reported it is in merger talks with ProSiebenSat.1 The WSJ reported yesterday that the German broadcaster and publishing companies are in early stage talks about merging their businesses – in a move that […]

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