Formats

SBS commissions two formats from ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Today SBS Belgium announced two major format commissions from ITV Studios Global Entertainment: Four Weddings and Come Dine with Me. Under the agreement SBS secures first-rights to Four Weddings which follows four brides as they compete for the best nuptials. Production is due to begin on the first eight episodes and the program will air this autumn. This deal adds to the pre-existing international commissions for the format by TLC in the U.S. (ITV Studios USA) and ZDF Neo in Germany (Granada Germany). SBS also commissioned 52 new episodes of Come Dine With Me which is currently in its second season on the channel. This commission adds to the list of 16 format deals in other countries including Australia, Germany and France.
February 4, 2010

Today SBS Belgium announced two major format commissions from ITV Studios Global Entertainment: Four Weddings and Come Dine with Me. Under the agreement SBS secures first-rights to Four Weddings which follows four brides as they compete for the best nuptials. Production is due to begin on the first eight episodes and the program will air this autumn. This deal adds to the pre-existing international commissions for the format by TLC in the U.S. (ITV Studios USA) and ZDF Neo in Germany (Granada Germany). SBS also commissioned 52 new episodes of Come Dine With Me which is currently in its second season on the channel. This commission adds to the list of 16 format deals in other countries including Australia, Germany and France.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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