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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 […]

John de Mol’s Talpa strikes format JV with France’s Satisfaction

John de Mol’s prodco Talpa has struck a deal that hands exclusive rights to produce and sell its formats in France to Arthur Essebag’s Satisfaction Group. The deal, structured as a joint venture, will provide Satisfaction with access to formats including Avastars, Hunting Season, A Quiz For You, Hit The Road, Kids Buy A House and Marble […]

Commission round-up: Acorn TV & TVNZ order vineyard drama; Talpa’s ‘Marble Mania’ rolls into Germany; NHK reveals 8K Westside Story; ITV gets walking

Acorn TV & TVNZ reveal romcom order AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and TVNZ have joined up to co-commission a New Zealand romantic comedy. Under The Vines is being produced by Libertine Pictures and EQ Media Group, and has been created and co-written by Erin White. The six-part series stars Rebecca Gibney (Wanted) and Charles Edwards (The […]

USA Network greenlights ‘Cannonball’ series

USA Network has handed a series order for physical competition series Cannonball.  The 10-part series, which is based on a Talpa format, will be produced by ITV Entertainment and is to premiere next year. The show, which aired on UK broadcaster ITV in 2017 for one series before being cancelled, sees contestants engaging in whacky […]

Talpa strikes multi-year deal with Star India for The Voice

Talpa and Star India have signed a multi-season deal for The Voice franchise, which includes The Voice and The Voice Kids. The deal will expand Talpa and Star’s existing work together. The series has already appeared for two seasons on Star and the third season of the regular version will air in February 2019 on […]

Talpa Seals Belgian Partnership With Dok1’s Plas

Netherland-based Talpa has entered into an exclusive partnership deal with Nicole Plas’ newly formed production company Dok1 Media in Belgium, giving Dok1 Media the exclusive rights to the Talpa format catalogue starting July 2018. The newly formed collaboration follows Plas’ decision to step down as managing director of EndemolShine Belgium after 23 years, to focus […]

John de Mol consolidates media assets

John de Mol has consolidated his media assets, including his Dutch commercial channels, in a new business called Talpa Network. The company will comprise SBS6, Net5, Veronica and SBS9, online services Juke and Kijk, Sky Radio and Radio 10, and a new acquisition: e-commerce business Emesa. Endemol co-founder de Mol (pictured) has also said there […]

ITV confirms Talpa Cannonball deal

ITV has confirmed it will run a local version of Cannonball, the physical gameshow from Talpa. The UK broadcaster will run a ten-part version of the show, with its in-house prodco Potato making the show. The family gameshow has contestants take on a range of water-based challenges. It originated in the Netherlands and comes from […]

ITV expands This Time Next Year franchise

ITV has greenlit two more seasons of This Time Next Year. This Time Next Year was one of the format hits of 2016, travelling extensively before it even aired on terrestrial broadcaster ITV in the UK. The ‘time-travel’ show will go to two more runs, ITV revealed on Friday at the ITV Studios Formats Festival, […]

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