News round-up: C5 & FilmRise prep prisoner show; Hulu plays country music; Lighthouse & Dog Ears get ‘Stage Struck!’

C5 & FilmRise meet ‘World’s Most Dangerous Prisoners’ Paramount-owned UK comcaster Channel 5 and US-based streaming service FilmRise have picked up true crime docuseries World’s Most Dangerous Prisoners. Produced by UK indie Woodcut Media, and titled World’s Most Evil Prisoners in North America, the 10 x 60-minute series takes a fresh, in-depth look at some […]

VTM brings Banijay reality format ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ to Belgium

Belgian broadcaster VTM has ordered a local, celebrity version of Banijay adventure reality format SAS: Who Dares Wins. Banijay Belgium will produce the series, which takes the formats into its ninth territory, and will be titled locally as Special Forces: Wie Durft Wint. The show will follow 11 famous faces as they take part in […]

ITV Studios France takes on ‘The Big Job Switch’

ITV Studios France is producing a local version of social experiment format The Big Job Switch. According to distributor Be-Entertainment, the adaptation has been ordered by a French commercial broadcaster but could not confirm which one. The format, which was originally created and produced by Geronimo for VTM in Belgium, follows five individuals who resign […]

Belgium’s VTM & Germany’s NTV pick up Quintus, Peninsula-funded US immigration docuseries

Belgian channel VTM and RTL Germany’s NTV have picked up a new docuseries that has been co-financed by Quintus Studios and Irish/US producer, Peninsula Television. Beyond Borders (5 x 60 minutes) features exclusive access to US immigration frontline services ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations) as officers battled their own […]

News round-up: Oble takes ‘Aller Simple’ rights; ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ gets cooking in Thailand; ‘Hunting Season’ opens in Belgium

Oble takes ‘Aller Simple’ rights French producer and distributor Oble has acquired international rights to Canadian drama Aller Simple (aka No Return). The 6 x 60-minute psychological thriller from Sphere Media debuted on Noovo earlier this year, following the story of six strangers; a former policeman, an art–dealer, a retired teacher, a marketing director, a […]

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 […]

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