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Vivendi swoops for global rights to TF1’s ‘Celebrity Song Challenge’

France’s Vivendi Entertainment has picked up global rights to TF1 and DMLS TV’s shiny-floor format The Celebrity Song Challenge. The format launched last week in primetime and was TF1’s best performing non-fiction show. Prior to each episode, some of France’s most popular celebrities, including singers, TV hosts, comedians and athletes, challenge each other on social […]

Exclusive: Canal+ scales Pyramids series from Pernel, Vivendi Ent

Samuel Kissous’ Pernel Media and Vivendi Entertainment have partnered on a 4K series delving into the construction of the Pyramids for France’s Canal+. Secrets Of The Pyramid Builders (6 x 45 minutes) will examine the construction of Egypt’s Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza from the perspectives of those who worked to build them. […]

Formats round-up: ‘Guess My Age’ in Greece; Movistar+ adapts ‘No More Boys…’

Greece to adapt Vivendi’s ‘Guess My Age’ Greek commercial broadcaster Skai has ordered a local adaptation of Vivendi Entertainment’s Guess My Age. Skai has signed up for 100 episodes of the show, which will be stripped across the week in an access primetime slot, beginning in September. Prosenghisi is to produce the show, in which a […]

Formats round-up: Banijay, Story Lab, Vivendi strike deals

Exclusive: Banijay’s Magnolia options Hold On To Your Seat in Italy Banijay-backed Magnolia has picked up the rights to French quiz show format Hold On To Your Seat for Italy. The Italian producer acquired rights for the long-running format – originally created and produced by Paris-based prodco Effervescence – from distributor Widenn Content. The iconic […]

Show of the week: Couple or Not?

Billed as ‘Deal or No Deal with humans’, Couple or Not? is Vivendi Entertainment (VE)’s latest game show, which asks contestants to match two people together based on a range of clues. The show will feature a pair of contestants who have to reassemble six couples hidden among a group of 20 people. At the […]

Italy & Russia latest to Guess My Age

Broadcasters in Italy and Russia have become the latest to remake French game show Guess My Age. Sky network TV8 has commissioned Banijay Group-owned Magnolia to produce 45 daily episodes later this month, while U-TV  in Russia is getting 20 daily eps from another Banijay firm, Mastiff. The deals with format owner Vivendi Entertainment, whose […]

New French indie group ‘circles Cattleya’

New France-based TV consolidator Mediawan is reportedly in the market to buy Gomorrah producer Cattleya. Following a €270 million (US$285 million) deal to acquire the AB Groupe and proclamations of further deals to come, Mediawan has turned its attention to Italy-based Cattleya, according to several French-language sites. Another French conglom, Vivendi, is also said to […]

French net orders Vivendi Entertainment format

Vivendi’s formats and entertainment division has shopped a couple format to C8, the free-to-air DTT channel also part of the Vivendi group. Couple or Not is a gameshow format in which contestants have to correctly identify couples from a group of strangers – and the more they successfully pick out, the more cash they can […]

Vivendi’s Guess My Age heads to Germany

Vivendi’s formats division, Vivendi Entertainment, has shopped its Guess My Age format to ARD in Germany. The German pubcaster has ordered a 15-episode local version of the show and will air it weekly from December. Banijay’s Brainpool will produce the show. The format sees contestants given €100,000 (US$122,000) that they then use to bet on […]