Vietnam’s VTV & HTV remake Belgian, UK formats after NENT Studios UK deal

Vietnamese channels VTV and HTV is preparing to air formats from the UK and Belgium after striking a deal with NENT Studios UK. The deal, which comes after NENT Studios UK struck a deal with domestic producer Dong Tay Promotion, will see The Generation Show, 12 Stars and Married To A Celebrity: The Survival Guide, remade […]

NBC Universal strikes pair of format deals with Vietnam’s VTV

NBCUniversal International Formats has struck two deals for local remakes of entertainment shows with Vietnamese network VTV. The first will see a local version of Japanese format Who Is The Real Celebrity (WITRC) (pictured) launch on VTV. Produced by MEGA GS Communication and Entertainment, the 13×75’ version titled AI LÀ BẬC THẦY CHÍNH HIỆU will air on Fridays at 9pm […]

First Southeast Asia deal for Shark Tank

Business format Shark Tank is heading into Southeast Asia for the first time after VTV in Vietnam ordered a local version of the evergreen show. VTV’s 16-episode version of the show rolls out next year and was announced as the ARTF market in Singapore draws to a close. Sony Pictures Television distributes the finished show […]

TOWIE makes it in China

All3Media has shopped scripted reality series The Only Way is Essex to China, with a local version now on Hunan TV. The 18x45mins Chinese version of the show is being produced by Hunan and its Mango TV division alongside local indie prodco Zhang Hong. The deal comes as All3Media preps a new Asian sales base […]

Eccho’s Cherry Season blossoms in Asia

BCM: Turkish comedy drama Cherry Season has been picked up by several key buyers in Asia. The series, which is produced by Surec Film and goes out on the Fox TV channel in Turkey, has been bought by Malaysian pay TV platform Astro, Vietnamese pubcaster VTV and commercial channel ARY in Pakistan. The finished version […]

Eccho’s Turkish drama sales continue apace

Broadcasters in Italy, Pakistan, Vietnam, Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia have bought Turkish drama series from Sweden-based distributor Eccho Rights. ARY Digital Network in Pakistan, VTV in Vietnam and Tring TV in Albania all bought Surec Films-produced Cherry Season, which was the highest-rating new Turkish drama of last season, according to Eccho. The show follows an […]

Raft of VTV format deals for Shine

Shine International has closed a series of deals for its formats with Vietnamese broadcaster VTV. The channel has ordered a 15x60mins local version of weight-loss series The Biggest Loser, which will air in 2015. Local prodco Cattiensa will make a local version of Beauty & the Geek for VTV also as a 15x60mins series. The […]