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Belgium’s VTM renews ‘Big Job Switch’ social experiment format

VTM in Belgium has renewed social experiment format The Big Job Switch for a second season. The format, which was created and produced by Geronimo, and is known locally as Blind Gesprongen, follows five individuals who resign from their jobs without knowing what lies ahead. All they do know is that a group of experts […]

Unscripted round-up: Hulu meets ‘Peckham’s Finest’; Be-Entertainment lands ‘Dream Job In Paradise’; More4 & 6ter take on ‘Space Invaders’

Hulu meets ‘Peckham’s Finest’ Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has acquired UK reality show Peckham’s Finest, following a deal with distributor Abacus Media Rights. The 10 x 45-minute series, which is produced by Bandicoot Scotland (part of Argonon Group), debuted on ITV2 and ITV Hub in the UK in December. It will launch on Hulu tomorrow – […]

Korea’s ‘I Can See Your Voice’ format heads to France & Belgium

French broadcaster M6 and VTM in Belgium have commissioned local adaptations of the I Can See Your Voice mystery music show format. Both series are being produced by Warner Bros. International Television, with the French version shown under the title Show Me Your Voice, with comedian and actor Issa Doumbia attached to host the series when […]

Belgium’s RTBF seeks ‘The Way Out’

Belgian pubcaster RTBF has commissioned a French-speaking version of escape room format The Way Out, following the success of the country’s Dutch-speaking edition that aired on VTM. This new adaptation is to be produced by local prodco Roses Are Blue, the original creators of the format, who are also producing a second season for VTM, […]

Liberty Global’s Telenet teams up with DPG Media to launch ‘Flemish Netflix’

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has joined forces with DPG Media, the owner of commercial broadcaster VTM, to build a new streaming service with local and international content. Telenet said that the pair want to respond as effectively as possible to changing viewing habits and to offer a local alternative to international streaming giants. […]

Walter Presents adds Belgian drama double

Hot on the heels of its first international expansion, UK-created VOD service Walter Presents has acquired a pair of Belgian dramas. The Channel 4-backed service has bought Coppers and 13 Commandments from Canada’s Attraction Distribution, which is part of Attraction Media. Coppers, produced for VTM, follows a no-nonsense police chief, while 13 Commandments is serialised […]

Deal Monitor: 16 programming deals at a glance

In a week that began with MIPCOM recuperation and the news TV titan Time Warner was being sold to telecoms giant AT&T, telly companies have quietly been getting on with their post-market deal-making. One major deal announced Thursday saw Chinese state-owned children’s channel CCTV-14 acquiring Kate & Mim-Mim (season one) and Tree Fu Tom (s1-2), […]

Oerlemans back in Euro TV with indie investment

Reinout Oerlemans has acquired a 50% stake in new Belgian producer Lecter Media, marking his first European investment since moving to the US two years ago. The Eyeworks Group co-founder, plus regular business associates Robert van den Bogaard and Ronald van Wechem (another Eyeworks co-founder), have bought into the prodco, which aims to produce factual […]

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