The Four


TBI Weekly: Why ITV Studios’ Armoza deal is a watershed for unscripted

ITV Studios (ITVS) has been involved in its fair share of M&A activity over the past five years, but few deals underline a changing industry as its acquisition of Armoza Formats earlier this week. Israeli format creator and distributor Armoza Formats has been a constant at TV markets around the world over the past decade, […]

Armoza’s The Four optioned in Portugal

Armoza Formats’ primetime singing competition The Four has been optioned in Portugal, with SP Entertainment snapping up local rights for the format. The deal comes just months after the format was optioned by Banijay Asia for India and Southeast Asia. Two series of The Four have already aired on US broadcaster Fox, and the format […]

Formats round-up: Sony, Endemol and Armoza score sales

Electric Ray’s Alone At Home has sold into Germany and the Netherlands ahead of its UK premiere next week. RTL Netherlands has ordered a 6 x 60-minute adaptation of the Sony Pictures Television-distributed format, with production set to start in December. Meanwhile RTL Germany has also ordered the program, which will be produced by Sony […]

Sky follows up The Five with The Four

Sky has ordered another original drama from best-selling novelist Harlan Coben (pictured), The Four. The pay TV operator has greenlit the series for its flagship Sky 1 channel after its successful launch of another Coben series, The Five. Despite the numerical link, the two series are unrelated. They do share the same producer/distributor credits, with […]