The Story Lab

Japan’s Fuji TV enters format partnership with The Story Lab

Japanese comcaster Fuji Television Network and global production and distribution studio The Story Lab have forged a strategic alliance to jointly develop and produce original unscripted formats for the global market. Formats created by the two companies will debut on Fuji TV before being distributed internationally by The Story Lab, with development already underway on […]

SBS cooks up Story Lab’s socially-distanced format ‘All Together At The Table’

SBS in Belgium has ordered a local version of remotely filmed cooking class format All Together At The Table. The format was created in March by France’s Kitchen Factory Production, which has now been behind almost 100 episodes across two seasons for M6, with another run in the works. It was launched to international buyers […]

Future-proofing formats; securing sales in a pandemic

With the pandemic upending the TV industry across the world, Mark Layton finds out what the impact has been on the global format sales business and how it has adapted to the new normal. As the world continues to grapple with the impact of Covid-19, and broadcasters find their budgets stretched thin, the knock-on effect […]

Nippon and Story Lab open ‘9 Windows’ with first format co-development

Japanese multi-platform network Nippon TV and global production and distribution studio The Story Lab have unveiled 9 Windows, a new comedy gameshow/talent contest and the first format to result from their recent co-development partnership. Presented by a famous comedy host, the format celebrates “ordinary people with outlandish skills” with each episode featuring nine contestants beamed […]

Amazon, Record TV agree to share ‘Game Of Clones’ remake in Brazil

Amazon Prime Video is working with Brazil’s Record TV on a joint version of Youngest Media’s show Game Of Clones, which will be available concurrently on both services in Brazil. The format, sold by The Story Lab, is to be produced by Endemol Shine Brazil and is now in production in São Paulo, ahead of […]

Story Lab adds French cooking format to global menu

Global content creator and distributor The Story Lab has acquired international rights to French cooking format All Together At The Table (aka Tous en Cuisine avec Cyril Lignac).  Produced for M6 by Storyplus-owned French prodco Kitchen Factory, the original version of the primetime series is hosted by celebrity chef Cyril Lignac who presents a live, […]

Weekend Studio to adapt ‘XRey’ podcast into scripted series

UK-based producer and distributor The Story Lab has struck a deal with Spanish prodco Weekend Studio to adapt its podcast XRey into TV drama series, as part of a wider strategy of bringing IP to the TV marketplace via audio platforms. The podcast gained critical acclaim and national media attention in the Spanish market after […]

Story Lab drives branded content deal into Mexico with ‘All-Star Drivers’

Global content studio The Story Lab has partnered with automotive manufacturer General Motors to take its All Star Driving School format to Mexico. The Mexican version of the format, which was originally created by British prodco Rumpus Media, is being produced locally by EstiloDF Studios in partnership with The Story Lab. The 9 x 30-minute […]

Nippon TV, Story Lab strike co-development pact for entertainment formats

Japan’s Nippon TV has struck a co-development partnership with Game Of Clones distributor The Story Lab for global-facing non-scripted formats. The partnership will focus on generating returnable and scalable entertainment formats across multiple territories, with the distribution being managed by both Nippon TV and The Story Lab internationally. Nippon TV and The Story Lab are […]

Story Lab’s ‘You Are Not A Loan’ optioned in Denmark, Netherlands

Renowned Films and The Story Lab’s social experiment format You Are Not A Loan has been optioned in the Netherlands and Denmark. Dutch producer Wise Monkeys and Danish indie Monday TV have optioned The Story Lab-distributed format, which finds a town’s collective debt being pooled for the greater good. Filmed over the course of a […]

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