The Cube


The Chinese reality condundrum

Formats veteran Clare Thompson says the latest regulatory decrees about Chinese formats market are a symptom of an ever-changing and increasingly complex commissioning market. In the years I’ve been giving presentations and talks about formats trends and development, I’ve often referred – almost casually – to the importance of keeping the different needs of your […]

Sony orders Gogglebox South Africa

Sony Pictures Television has commissioned a local version of hit entertainment format Gogglebox for its own-brand channel in South Africa. Gogglebox was created by Studio Lambert and has proved one of the most travelled entertainment formats of recent years, with All3Media International on distribution duty. The Sony Channel version will run to ten, one-hour episodes […]

Objective chiefs launch ITV Studios prodco

Objective Productions foursome Andrew O’Connor, Paul Sandler, Matt Crook and Adam Adler are leaving the All3Media-owned prodco to launch an entertainment company with ITV Studios. They are creating Cats on the Roof Media, which will be an umbrella brand comprising three subsidiary prodcos that sits within the production wing of UK broadcaster ITV. Objective co-founder […]

Hot pick: Reflex, All3Media Int’l’s follow up to Cube

Reflex is the latest physical gameshow from Objective Productions and Adam Adler, creator of The Cube.Originally piloted for Channel 4 in the UK – the same broadcaster that piloted and passed on The Cube – it has been taken to series by UK pubcaster the BBC, which will launch it on its flagship BBC One […]