Foxtel, TVA like Keshet’s British Girlfri3nds

Girlfri3ndsUKAustralian paycaster Foxtel and Canada’s TVA have acquired the UK version of Keshet International dating format Girlfri3nds.

In Australia, the 8x60mins first season of the show will broadcast on Foxtel Network-operated LifeStyle YOU, while in Canada the MOI&cie subscription channel began broadcasting season one this month and will also broadcast the second.

The first season on ITV2 in the UK averaged 445,000 viewers and a 1.7% share and peaked with the season finale which drew 552,000 and a 2.3% share. The original Israel version broadcast on Keshet-operated Channel 2 and achieved an average 40.2% share, according to Keshet.

Keren Shahar, head of distribution and acquisitions at Keshet International, said: “Girlfri3nds is very translatable series and the secret to its success is that it’s not just a dating format, it’s about friendship, support and guidance as three women bond together and look out for each other on their quest to find their true soulmate – much like we do in our real lives.