The Taste

ABC revives Muppets, okays Rhimes drama

ABC kicked off the 2015-16 Upfronts week by ordering six dramas and three comedies, including a Muppets revival. The network also renewed 22 primetime series, and cancelled four others. The Muppets show is being billed as an aged-up documentary-style series in which the puppet characters’ lives are explored in detail. The comedy comes from Bill […]

Fox Channels gets The Taste

Fox International Channels has acquired cooking competition series The Taste across a swathe of Latin American territories. The Latin arm of FIC has acquired the US version of the show from Red Arrow International. The show was created by Kinetic Content, part of the Red Arrow group, and airs on broadcast net ABC in the […]

News brief: GloboSat sold on Red Arrow’s Taste

Brazilian cable broadcaster GloboSat has acquired format rights to food competition show The Taste. The deal with distributor Red Arrow International means GloboSat’s GNT channel will be the first to launch a local version of the format, which comes from Red Arrow-owned Kinetic Content and first broadcasted on ABC in the US. Red Arrow said […]

Founder departs as Red Arrow buys Belgian/Dutch prodco

Sultan Sushi’s founder Johan Tuyaerts is leaving the company in the wake of deal that sees Red Arrow take full control of the Belgium- and Holland-based production company. Red Arrow acquired a majority stake in Sultan Sushi in 2010 and has now bought the remaining equity in the business. With Tuyaerts departing at the end […]

CCTV likes The Taste of Red Arrow format

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has ordered a version of Red Arrow International’s cooking competition format The Taste. CCTV2 has put out a casting call for contestants in major Chinese cities ahead of a local broadcast premiere in China in November. Red Arrow International parent Red Arrow Entertainment assisted in the production of the show, which […]

News brief: Channel 4 gets Taste for Nigella cooking series

The UK’s Channel 4 has secured broadcast rights to Nigella Lawson-fronted US cooking competition series The Taste and ordered a local version of the format. CPL Productions, the UK prodco owned by Taste rights holder Red Arrow Entertainment, will create the UK show, which will pair celebrity chef Lawson with Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre. […]

Red Arrow in multi-year deal with Israeli digital firm

Red Arrow International has scored a long-term cooperation agreement with Israel-based cross screen company Screenz. The deal is described as “multi-year” and will see Red Arrow Entertainment’s international wing representing Screenz’s content and services exclusively in Europe and non-exclusively elsewhere, excluding North America. They will work together to develop and build tailor-made digital media strategies […]

RTL and VTM get The Taste for Nigella cooking show

RTL4 in the Netherlands and VTM in Belgium have acquired format rights to The Taste and will make a joint version of the the cooking competition series from Red Arrow. The joint Dutch/Belgian version of The Taste will be made by Red Arrow-owned production company Sultan Sushi. It will launch this autumn. The original US […]

ABC takes up Quest

US broadcast network ABC has called on the producers of The Amazing Race and feature film The Lord of the Rings to help create a fantasy-themed reality adventure series. The Quest will follow 12 contestants that enter the world of ‘Everealm’ – a fantasy-themed set filled with “epic” challenges. Amazing Race creators Bertram van Munster […]

Red Arrow inks Middle East formats deal

German producer and distributor Red Arrow International has inked a deal with Sync Media, which will represent its formats throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Sync is a Dubai-based producer run by Karim Sarkis, May Nassour and Sarkis Semaan. It will rep formats including Benidorm Bastards and The Taste in the MENA region. Karim Sarkis said: […]