CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

Broadcasters buy controversial marriage format

A raft of broadcasters have acquired the US version of Married at First Sight, the controversial reality TV format in which total strangers are matched up by a team of experts and then wed upon their first meeting. The couples then live together for six weeks before deciding whether to remain married or go their […]

DRG launches dedicated formats division

UK-based distributor DRG is launching a dedicated formats business that will tap into the resources of the new Nice Entertainment Group it now sits within. DRG Formats will be lead by DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson (left) and also include the newly promoted Albertina Marfil, experienced formats vendor Jennifer Harrington and a […]

News brief: Viasat learns How it Works

Viasat Broadcasting has acquired magazine series How it Works and will air it in 35 territories. Russia, Poland and Ukraine are among the countries that will air the Red Arrow International-distributed show. Red Arrow has also sold The Indestructibles to Indonesia’s Kompas TV, Denmark’s DR3 and Singapore’s MediaCorp; while The Man Who Streaked The World […]

Nine new schedule includes Danish wedding format

Australia’s Nine Network has unveiled its programming line-up for next year, including a remake of Danish wedding format Married at First Sight. Nine’s version of the format, which debuted at MIPCOM, will be produced early next year. It sees matchmakers pair four couples together who are married the first time they meet. The Red Arrow […]

ProSiebenSat.1 remakes Danish wedding format

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has secured remake rights to Danish wedding reality format Married at First Sight. The network has given the show a straight-to-series order, with company stable mate Red Seven Entertainment attached to produce. The format originally came from Scandinavia’s Snowman Productions, which is part of ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s international arm Red Arrow Entertainment. Distributor […]