Format round-up: ‘Trash Or Treasure’ heads to Spain; Australia’s 10 strikes double Banijay deal; Eureka & Talpa team for ‘The Floor’ US launch

‘Trash Or Treasure’ heads to Spain Spain’s Aragón TV has ordered a local adaptation of the Banijay format Trash or Treasure, with the local title Basura o Tesoro. Cuarzo Producciones, a Banijay Iberia label, will produce alongside Delrío Visual. Based on the original format from Banijay’s Mastiff TV in Sweden, Basura o Tesoro is the […]

ITVS Global Entertainment rehires Talpa exec as VP licensing

UK-based ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) has rehired Talpa exec Milan Vollebregt as VP of licensing. In his new role, Vollebregt will represent the company’s format catalogue, and returns to ITVSGE where he spent a stint as license manager for emerging markets between January 2020 and August 2021. During that time, he was responsible for […]

Lithuania’s LRT snags ‘Dream Duets’ deal with John de Mol’s Talpa

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) has picked up music entertainment show Dream Duets from John de Mol’s Talpa. The show, which debuted in the Netherlands on Talpa’s SBS6, follows six famous singers who get the opportunity to sing and record a video duet with a singer with whom they would normally never be able to perform. The […]

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 […]

MBC orders Mid-East version of Talpa’s ‘Million Dollar Island’

MENA-based MBC Group has become the latest buyer of Talpa format, Million Dollar Island. The reality survival show, which recently sold to NBC in the US, will be produced in Saudi Arabia by Blue Engine Studios, Talpa’s regional partner. The show is set to air on a yet-to-be-announced MBC channel, as well as on streamer Shahid […]

Sales round-up: European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’; Bell Media & Discovery snag ‘Patrol shows; Noah Media takes ‘Stewart’ rights

European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’ Nine Network in Australia, TV2 in Denmark and RTL in the Netherlands have inked pre-sale deals with UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights for HLP Studios’ upcoming Channel 4 series Inside The Superbrands. The 8 x 60-minute series goes behind the doors of some of the world’s […]

NBC orders US version of Talpa reality format ‘Million Dollar Island’

US network NBC has ordered a local version of Talpa’s new reality adventure format Million Dollar Island. All3Media-backed Studio Lambert will produce this adaptation of the Dutch series, after partnering with Jon De Mol’s Talpa in January to take the format into both the US and the UK. Million Dollar Island is a high-stakes social […]

John De Mol & Stephen Lambert link in US, UK for ‘Million Dollar Island’

Format industry heavyweights Stephen Lambert and John De Mol have struck a deal to take the latter’s Million Dollar Island show into the US and the UK. The adventure reality format, which has been created by De Mol’s Talpa, will be produced in the US and the UK by Lambert’s All3Media-backed firm Studio Lambert. Both […]

News round-up: ‘The Green Planet’ goes AR; Antena 3 renews ‘I Can See Your Voice’; Sat.1 orders ‘A Quiz For You’

‘The Green Planet’ goes AR UK-based immersive entertainment studio Factory 42 has launched The Green Planet AR Experience, inspired by UK pubcaster the BBC’s Natural History Unit series. Made in collaboration with BBC Studios, and hosted by a virtual David Attenborough, who has been transformed into a lifelike 3D hologram, the free-to-attend experience is being […]

John de Mol’s Talpa names ITVSGE president Maarten Meijs as CEO

John de Mol’s creative, production and distribution business Talpa has appointed the president of ITV Studios (ITVS) Global Entertainment as its CEO. Maarten Meijs will report to Big Brother creator de Mol and joins at the start of 2022, overseeing the day-to-day running of Talpa’s businesses. His appointment sees him return to working with de […]

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