Warner Bros. International Television Production

HBO Max imports ‘FBoy Island’ with quartet of European commissions

Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO Max is bringing FBoy Island to four markets across Europe. The show will be produced in Denmark, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands, with 10 x 60-minute series being produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) in each territory. FBOY Island was created by Elan Gale (The Bachelor) and follows three women who move to […]

Warner Bros. hires Fremantle alum to lead production in France

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has appointed former Fremantle exec Bruno Henriquet to lead its operations in France. Henriquet will take up the role on 1 June and be based out of Paris, reporting into Ronald Goes, EVP and head of WarnerMedia-owned WBITVP. His appointment follows the exit of former chief Jean-Louis Blot, who in […]

NPO bites into ‘Sokkuri Sweets’ format for Netherlands

Dutch pubcaster NPO has ordered a local adaptation of Nippon TV’s Japanese gameshow format Sokkuri Sweets. Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is to develop and produce the series, under the title Showcolade, which will air in primetime on NPO1 from this coming Sunday, 18 April. The culinary format features celebrities trying to tell the […]

Deals round-up: Beyond engineers raft of sales; ZDF Enterprises gets Naked; Nippon TV & WBITVP expands ‘Mute it!’; Sony snags Beta series

Beyond engineers raft of sales Blue Ant Media in Canada, RTHK in Hong Kong, Discovery in Italy and Canal+ in France and French speaking territories are among broadcasters to pick up shows from Beyond Rights. The four companies have acquired BriteSpark Films Massive Engineering Mistakes (12 x 60), which examines epic fails and builder blunders from […]

NENT tunes ‘Harmonica’ as originals roster set to hit 30 in 2020

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has commissioned a Swedish romantic drama series, adding to its fast-expanding originals roster that is set to hit 30 shows this year alone. Harmonica has been co-created by Josephine Bornebusch (Love Me) and will premiere exclusively on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region in 2021. The show follows two […]

BBC One adapts German format ‘Cash For Trash’ from Ricochet

BBC One is adapting German format Cash For Trash as a daytime series from Warner Bros. International TV Production (WBITVP)-backed indie Ricochet. The prodco is adapting the format into The Bidding Room (30 x 45 minutes), in which expert dealers look to outbid one another for rare finds brought in by the public. Set in […]

WBITVP merges Dutch scripted operations

Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is merging its Dutch scripted operations under a new banner. The business is combining WBITVP Netherlands and BlazHoffski under the label Hollands Licht (Dutch Light), to develop and produce a slate of high-end drama series for Dutch broadcasters and digital platforms. The new business is called Hollands Licht (Dutch […]

Ex-Warner Bros. exec to open German office for Gaumont

Former Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) Deutschland scripted director Sabine de Mardt is opening a German office for Narcos producer Gaumont. De Mardt (pictured) will be president of the Cologne-based company, which will form part of the Paris- and LA-based Gaumont. The office opens on July 1, at which point she will report to […]

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