The New Flemish Primitives

Hotel Romantiek opens in Netherlands

The New Flemish Primitives (TNFP) has confirmed a third local commission for Hotel Romantiek, this time in the Netherlands. The announcement follows after commissions in Spain and Germany earlier this year. Hotel Romantiek was produced by BlueCircle, a FremantleMedia company, for KRO-NCRV on NPO1. The series will launch on 3 September. The series sees a […]

ProSiebenSat.1, TVE check in to Hotel Römantiek

Major European broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and TVE have ordered remakes of Belgian format Hotel Römantiek. Both networks have acquired the format from Brussels-based vendor The New Flemish Primitives (TNFP). The show launched in Belgium on SBS Broadcasting-owned Vier, and has since consistently drawn ratings 70% above slot average for 18-54s, according to TNFP. A second season […]

Ex-Banijay sales exec joins New Flemish Primitives

Former Banijay International sales manager Siobhan Herriot is joining The Flemish Primitives as head of sales. She joins the Brussels-based distributor on June 1, reporting to general manager Steven Allcock. Herriot (pictured left) will work out of London and Brussels, selling formats such as The Mole, Eternal Glory and new efforts The House and Like […]

Founder leaves Flemish Primitives formats firm

Sue Green, the founder and managing director of The New Flemish Primitives, is today leaving the Belgium-based distributor, TBI has learned. She launched the company in 2011, but exits after five and a half years after making what she described as “not a particularly easy decision”. Her next move is not known. “It has truly […]

ITV greenlights Belgian sport-themed format

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a British version of Belgian sporting reality competition format Eternal Glory. The commercial channel will air a six-part series later this year, with Twofour – whom ITV is deep in takeover talks with – attached to produce. This follows a deal with distributor Small World IFT, which sells the format […]

New Flemish Primitives locates The Cleverest Town

Sue Green’s distribution company The New Flemish Primitives is hitting the Croisette with new entertainment series The Cleverest Town. The daily format, which runs on Belgium channel VIER and has been commissioned for a second season in 2014, sees hundreds of towns go head-to-head to be crowned their nation’s brainiest. Other shows on the slate […]