Studio Lambert

News brief: Gogglebox opens in Ukraine

Ukrainian national broadcaster ICTV has acquired a local version of Studio Lambert format Gogglebox. ICTV’s in-house team will create a 12x60mins version of the factual entertainment show, in which fixed rig cameras capture the TV-watching public’s responses to the week’s television programming. The news comes after Chinese broadcaster Jiangsu Satellite TV also ordered a local […]

Reality round the clock

NBC’s large scale live event gameshow Million Second Quiz has ended after nearly 12 days of continuous competition and handing out the biggest prize in network history. But what does the show say about the future of the future of primetime reality shows? Jesse Whittock reports. Stephen Lambert’s London-based development team first conceived NBC’s Million […]

Million Second Quiz App for would-be contestants

The creators of The Million Second Quiz have launched an app that allows would-be contestants to win the chance to compete in the much-hyped upcoming gameshow. Billed as a gateway for players that want to head to New York and be on the show the app is now on the Apple App Store. It is […]

Studio Lambert finds US president

All3Media-backed Studio Lambert USA has hired Greg Goldman as its new president. Renegade 83 executive Goldman (Ready for Love, Capture) has taken charge of the US arm of Stephen Lambert’s Studio Lambert vehicle. He will focus on developing, creating and selling original US-borne formats and adapting Studio Lambert UK’s formats. Goldman formerly worked with Lambert […]

NBCU hires Fever development boss

The former head of development at UK indie Fever Media has joined his old boss David Mortimer at NBCUniversal International’s television production division. TBI has learned that Jack Burgess has joined NBCUI Television Production. The move reunites him with Mortimer, who in April exited Fever – the company he launched in 2006 with the late Richard […]

China employs All3’s Undercover Boss

A Chinese version of All3Media International-sold reality format Undercover Boss is in the works following a deal with Dragon TV. The broadcaster will launch the local show following a deal All3 International’s executive VP, international formats, Stephanie Hartog concluded with Shanghai Media Group-owned Dragon. Hartog worked closely with local rep CMM-I to secure the agreement, […]

Orphan Black finds UK home

BBC Three has acquired BBC America-coproduced drama Orphan Black and concurrently commissioned a workplace doc series. The first deal sees the UK public channel acquire Orphan from stablemate BBC Worldwide. The 10-part thriller series themed around a street smart young adult orphan who witnesses the suicide of a woman that looks exactly like her and […]

All3Media will bring Million Second Quiz to market

All3Media’s distribution division will sell the hotly-anticipated The Million Second Quiz show and format internationally. The interactive quiz is being made for US network NBC by All3Media America and All3Media-backed Studio Lambert. NBC commissioned the show last month. Billed as a “state-of-the-art, electrifying new live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, endurance […]

NBC readies ‘genre-redefining’ live quiz series

US network NBC has commissioned a huge live interactive quiz show that will broadcast from a giant hourglass in the middle of Manhattan, with a potential US$10 million cash prize on offer. The Million Second Quiz comes from Lambert (pictured), with his Studio Lambert, All3Media America (fka Studio Lambert USA) and Universal Television and will […]

Sex, Drugs and Restaurant wars

“Chefs are the new rock stars,” says Mike Beale, head of formats at ITV Studios, the company behind long-running hit Come Dine With Me. “It’s not about Delia anymore and you could probably track this trend to The X Factor.” If chefs are the new rock stars, international cooking formats are their stage. The traditional […]

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