Wheel of Fortune


Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy head to new RTL net

RTL has ordered two 60-episode runs of classic gameshows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy for its soon-to-launch RTL Plus channel. The new service rolls out on June 1st and ahead of launch has ordered new versions of the classic gameshows. Both will go into production this summer for an autumn debut on RTL Plus. The […]

Aussie SVOD service pulls off Showtime coup

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has scored exclusive streaming rights to programming from premium US cable channel Showtime. The agreement began this week with the launch of Billions, and will ultimately run to hundreds of hours, and includes granting Stan the exclusive license to use the Showtime brand in Australia. A highlight will be the […]

Wheel of Fortune to spin in Spain until 2017

Wheel of Fortune will continue to air on Antena 3 in Spain until at least 2017 after a new deal was struck for the evergreen gameshow. Atresmedia, the parent group of free-to-air broadcaster Antena 3, and Wheel of Fortune distributor CBS Studios International agreed the deal for the local version of the show, known as […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]

French net to crown Shopping Queens

French broadcaster M6 has commissioned a local version of Turkish daily makeover show. The channel is getting its own version of Global Agency-distributed format Shopping Monsters, which will launch next month on June 10 in a daily 16.25 slot. It will be known locally as Les Reines du Shopping (Shopping Queens). Hervé Hubert, the French […]

Middle East nets ready Millionaire spin off, new formats

Middle Eastern and North African broadcasters have partnered with Sony Pictures Television on the latest versions of a Who Wants to be a Millionaire? spin off, a singing-themed factual entertainment format and a remade CBS studio game show. In Dubai, national broadcaster Dubai Television has ordered Sony Pictures Television Arabia to produce a 26-episode season […]