Seven Network

WBD UK & Benelux, 7Mate among deals struck for ‘Gem Hunters’

Seven Network’s 7Mate in Australia is among a raft of buyers to have struck pre-sale deals for Gem Hunters Down Under. The show, sold by Wild Thring Media, is an obs doc series about a unique and adventurous band of miners. It is produced by WildBear Entertainment and has also been acquired by Warner Bros. Discovery […]

Australia’s Seven inflates balloon format ‘Blow Up’

Australia’s Seven Network has ordered its own version of Blow Up, the format originally created by Endemol Shine Nederland for RTL 4. The Aussie show will launch ion the network and sibling streamer 7plus in 2023, with Stephen Curry and comedian Becky Lucas hosting, alongside resident ‘balloon expert’ Chris Adamo and a host of celebrity guest judges. […]

Seven in Oz lands on John De Mol’s ‘Million Dollar Island’

Australia’s Seven Network has become the latest broadcaster to order a local version of Talpa format Million Dollar Island. The reality survival show, which recently sold to NBC in the US and MENA-based MBC Group, will be produced by Eureka Productions and is set to air in 2023. Seven’s chief content officer for entertainment, Angus Ross, said the […]

Seven Network revives ‘This Is Your Life’ in Australia

The Seven Network in Australia has commissioned a revival of biography format This Is Your Life as a special event series for its Channel 7 and 7plus later this year. ITV Studios Australia will produce the series following a deal struck with format distributor All3Media International, after its acquisition of the DRG/NENT library last year. […]

Sales round-up: SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights; Oz drama ‘RFDS’ flies worldwide

SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired exclusive AVOD rights to Czech crime thriller Rats, following a deal with distributor GoQuest Media. Produced by Heaven’s Gate, the 6 x 55-minute series is based on true stories and made in collaboration with the National Anti-Drug Centre (DEA) of the Czech Republic. The thriller was […]

Show of the week: Pooch Perfect

Combining canines, curling tongs and competition, Pooch Perfect aims to capitalise on the world’s love of dogs and their owners’ love of grooming them. The show is billed as a primetime entertainment format that features 16 professional dog groomers competing in a series of heats across various themed challenges. Each week, the groomers will reveal […]

NBC to remake Oz’s ‘Secret Bridesmaids’ Business’

US network NBC is developing Ties That Bind, a new drama series based upon Seven Studios’ Australian miniseries Secret Bridesmaids’ Business. The series is being written and executive produced by Deirdre Shaw and if ordered will be produced by Keshet Studios and Universal Television, while the original show was based on Elizabeth Coleman’s stage play, inspired […]

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