Talpa sells celebrity ageing format to BTV

Formats company Talpa has shopped its new format, Story of My Life, to Bulgarian free TV broadcaster BTV. The show, in which celebrity couples are artificially aged using prosthetics and make-up, and then filmed as they see their newly aged up partners. It launched as a special on RTL4 and the Dutch broadcaster will launch […]

New free TV deal for Talpa’s latest format

Talpa’s The Story of My Life has won an order from Russian free-to-air broadcaster Channel One. The show is billed as a talkshow with a twist and features celebrity couples who, through prosthetics and make-up are aged, allowing them to see what each other will look like in years to come. Talpa’s sales arm launched […]

Euro nets like Real Men

Germany’s VOX is among three buyers of Red Arrow Entertainment Group format Real Men. The format, which hails from Denmark, will also be remade in the Netherlands, for RTL, and Sweden, for TV4. Real Men sees five everyday men embark on massive health transformations, and comes from MakeItBee (fka Fjernsynsforeningen), which produced it for DR1. […]

Euro nets awaken Shopping Monsters

RTL in Croatia and Albania’s Tring TV have ordered local versions of Turkish daily makeover format Shopping Monsters. Distributor Global Agency has sold sold a second season to RTL in the Netehrlands and Polsat Safe, via HotPot Media, in Poland. The stripped entertainment show is currently in production on its third season on M6 in […]

SBS Discovery strikes volume deal with truTV

SBS Discovery Norway has struck a two-year volume deal for content from the truTV cable channel. The general entertainment channel is owned by Turner Broadcasting and the SBS Discovery deal was struck by Turner’s Non Stop Entertainment. SBS Discovery operates six channels in Norway; free-to-air flagship channel TV Norge as well as the FEM, MAX, […]

RTL yearly earnings hit record high

RTL has reported “significant” profit growth in 2013 with EBITA reaching a record full-year high, primarily driven by higher contributions from its largest profit centre, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Announcing its full year 2013 results, RTL said that EBITA increased 6.9% to €1.15 billion (US$1.58 billion), €622 million of which came from Mediengruppe RTLDeutschland – the unit’s […]

News brief: German channel buys Tennant’s Escape Artist

German network Vox has acquired BBC One drama thriller The Escape Artist from Red Arrow International. The miniseries, which stars David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) as a lawyer whose life is turned upside down by a gruesome murder case, comes from Red Arrow’s Endor Productions and has sold to channels such as Australia’s SBS, TV2 […]

News brief: Shopping Monsters hit the high street in Latvia

Viasat’s Latvian channel TV3 has launched a local version of Global Agency format Shopping Monsters. The show is known locally as Iepirksanas Pavelnieces (Shopping Commanders) and comes as Global also sells a second season of the format to M6 in France and Vox for a fifth season in German. Meter Television is Sweden, Shine Finland […]

Magine completes German clean sweep with ProSieben channels

The ProSiebenSat.1 bouquet of channels will be added to the Magine service in Germany after the OTT service struck a deal with the German free-to-air broadcast group. The deal means that from march Magine will carry the SAT.1, ProSieben, Kabel Eins, Sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx channels. Magine has launched a trial version of […]

RTL strikes German OTT deal with Magine

RTL Deutschland has inked a deal with OTT service Magine. The exclusive agreement means RTL’s six free-to-air channels will be carried on Magine. The RTL offerings in question are the core RTL channel as well as Vox, N-TV, RTL Nitro, Super RTL and RTL II. Magine makes full linear channels available over the top and […]