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Crazy cash and snackable shorts: The future of entertainment on SVODs

As the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Quibi begin to get their unscripted affairs in order with heavy-hitting greenlights for global-facing shows such as The Circle, Back Of The Net and Elba vs Block, their strategy remains frustratingly opaque. TBI gathered some of the best creative minds in entertainment and formats to shed light on […]

Exclusive: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ producer developing ‘Come To Bed’ for Quibi

Hollywood Game Night producer Mission Control Media is developing a US adaptation of Israeli format Come To Bed for Quibi, TBI understands. The project is believed to be in the works for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s premium short-form platform, which is to launch on 6 April and counts Disney, Viacom, WarnerMedia and BBC Studios as investors. It […]

Ex-Viacom, Small World exec joins Twofour

Former Viacom and Small World IFT sales exec Marta Csizmadia has joined ITV-owned distributor Twofour Rights. She has joined as sales executive as Twofour Rights expands and rejigs its sales team after leaving London-based distributor Small World earlier this year. Other changes see Nicky Shales joining as format support executive, former deputy head of sales […]

Grandpas Over Flowers set for Turkey remake

South Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is being remade in Turkey for Show TV. The series, which NBC has rebooted as Better Late Than Never in the US, has completed shooting in Turkey ahead of its debut on Show. Bloom Media has overseen production after Show closed a deal with Sera Film, which represents programmes […]

Star China format gets new distributors after ITV deal ends

Star China format Sing My Song will now go out through Small World IFT and Bomanbridge Media, with ITV now longer shopping it. Bomanbridge will sell the show in Asia Pacific, while Content Media will shop the rights elsewhere. ITV Studios Global Entertainment had previously sold the format – highlighting it was the first Chinese […]

Aito lures buyers with Fake News format

The concept of fake news, which was a divisive issue in the recent US presidential election, is headed for television screens as a factual entertainment format. Finnish production company Aito Media has used the controversial topic, which is focused on the mass manufacture and distribution of emotive and politicised news that is demonstrably untrue, to […]

TBI Formats: Year in Review

The best-sellers, the trend makers, the battles, the emerging territories, the industry favourites… here is the TBI Formats Year in Review. If This Time Next Year and Lip Sync Battle were among the best sellers, there were also new distributors on the ground this year. Twenty-sixteen was the first full year for Vivendi’s new formats […]

Grandpas Over Flowers blooms in Italy

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is set for an Italian remake after Rai ordered a local version. The format, which went to NBC in the US as Better Late than Never, is repped internationally by Small World IFT. It has sealed a deal with Italian pubcaster Rai and the Italian version will go out […]

BBCWW hires ex-Small World exec

Tara Gaule has joined BBC Worldwide soon after leaving Content Television-backed Small World IFT, TBI has learned. Content has since drafted in Marta Csizmadia, the former Viacom and MTG sales exec, to handle format sales, and in related people news, Jamie Phillips is leaving Content for Lionsgate. At the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, […]

Electus bringing Singaporean musical drama to US

Electus has acquired local format rights to Singaporean scripted series The Musical Kitchen from Small World IFT and is planning a US version. Electus is working with Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit Entertainment and Principato-Young Entertainment to adapt the Asian format. Queen Latifah and Compere will executive produce for Flavor Unit Entertainment, with […]

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