Junior MasterChef


What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. But do deep budget cuts at the public broadcast group and the increasing influence of international content threaten the Netherlands’ status as a creative powerhouse? […]

Raft of VTV format deals for Shine

Shine International has closed a series of deals for its formats with Vietnamese broadcaster VTV. The channel has ordered a 15x60mins local version of weight-loss series The Biggest Loser, which will air in 2015. Local prodco Cattiensa will make a local version of Beauty & the Geek for VTV also as a 15x60mins series. The […]

Palm Plus becomes Zodiak Nederland

Dutch production company Palm Plus has been rebranded Zodiak Nederland. The Zodiak Media-owned producer makes shows including Fort Boyard, Embarrassing Bodies and Junior Masterchef in the Netherlands. It is run by CEO Roy Aalderink. He said: “These past few years we have grown into an all-round production company which produces many successful primetime television programmes […]

BBC Worldwide sells MasterChef package to Foxtel

BBC Worldwide has shopped a package of MasterChef programming to Australian pay TV operator Foxtel. The deal gives Foxtel’s lifestyle channels a range of series and shows based on the cooking competition franchise. The original British series will air on LifeStyle FOOD next year and in the meantime BBC Worldwide Australasia has sold Foxtel series […]