Target Entertainment has announced a raft of deals following MIPCOM. The competitive dining show Restaurant in our Living Room‘s format rights have been picked up by French broadcaster TMC, Romania’s Kanal D and Sweden’s Kanal 9. The one-hour UK version, originally produced by Rain Media for Virgin 1, has sold to Canal Cocina for Spain and Portugal. Also proving popular is Maverick Television’s lifestyle series, 10 Years Younger. Three series of the UK version have been picked up by TLC for Russia, while the UK, U.S. and New Zealand versions have been acquired by TV3 Ireland and TCast in Korea and the format rights have been sold to Keshet in Israel. TET Ukraine has acquired seasons one and two of the original U.S. version of Tool Academy produced by 495 Productions for VH1, and Polsat Poland has also picked up season three. TET Ukraine has bought 120 episodes of Lighthearted Entertainment’s dating format Next! and Antena 3′s Neox have renewed their format rights to make a further 40 episodes in 2011. On the factual entertainment side, Target has sold all four series of the The Dudesons, produced by Finland’s Rabbit Films, to 2×2 Russia, who have also taken Fuse US’s Crusty’s Dirt Demons and Two Heads’ Girl Racers.
- RS West ’18