Dale Winton in line for BBC lottery gameshow pilot

UK producer Victory Television has won a pilot order from the BBC for a new gameshow, TBI has learned. Popular British host Dale Winton is expected front the show, which is designed to fill the UK public broadcaster’s coveted lottery results slot. Winton currently hosts In It to Win It, the Saturday evening gameshow wrapped […]

Imira adds Spanish toons to slate

Barcelona’s Imira Entertainment has acquired international distribution rights to several Spanish-produced animated feature films and series. The deal with Acció! Animation hands Imira the 1x82mins Cher Ami, about French messenger pigeons in World War 1 and coproduced with Euroview, DDF and TV3; the 1x85mins Little Big Panda, which was produced with Benchmark and looks at […]

Five Minutes to a Fortune heads to Italy

UK entertainment format Five Minutes to a Fortune is being piloted in Italy. A local version, Cinque Minuti per una Fortuna, is being made for Mediaset’s Canale 5, marking the first time the show has moved beyond the UK where it was originated. TBI was the first to reveal that Sony Pictures Television-backed producer Victory […]

ITV pilots gameshow Who’s Asking from Sony-backed Victory

TBI understands that ITV is piloting a new gameshow called Who’s Asking from Victory, the production company set up by Victoria Ashbourne and Sony Pictures Television. The gameshow will feature celebrities asking questions and posing challenges with contestants competing for prizes. Dave Berry is among the potential hosts should a full series be commissioned with […]

Channel 4 orders Draw Something gameshow from Sony

Channel 4 has ordered Draw It!, a gameshow based on the hugely successful Draw Something app. Ryan Seacrest’s production company and Sony Pictures Television-backed Embassy Row created the show with Zynga, which makes the original app. It is still in development at US network CBS. The UK version will be made by SPT-backed UK production […]

Exclusive: Davina McCall to host new Channel 4 gameshow from Sony

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned a new gameshow from Sony, Five Minutes to a Fortune, TBI has learned. The new daytime show will be fronted by Million Pound Drop and ex-Big Brother host Davina McCall. It will be made by Victory, the UK production company owned by Sony Pictures Television. Victory is currently […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]