British comedy format Whose Line Is It Anyway? is to be remade in India after Hat Trick International struck a deal with Miditech.
Indian production company Miditech, which was founded in 1995 by Niret and Nikhil Alva, is to pitch the format to broadcasters in India with a view to getting the show on the air in 2012.
Miditech, which also produces Indian versions of Survivor and The Voice, will also look to launch a series of live events based on the show.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which is produced in the UK by Hat Trick Productions, started life as a radio show before moving to Channel in 1988. It has been remade extensively around the world including on ABC in the United States and across Europe.
Miditech’s Head of Development Nivedith Alva said, “Whose Line is it Anyway? is a big step for us because it is not just about bringing another global television brand to India, it’s the relationship with Hat Trick and their comedy expertise that excites us even more. The stand up comedy market is really the next big thing in entertainment and we hope to play a major part in it.”