Vancouver-based reality TV producer MME Factual is getting into reality TV with the acquisition of a Japanese format.
Blair Reekie’s factual production shingle has picked up the Canadian format rights to the Japanese competition series TV Champion from Japan’s TV Tokyo.
The elimination competition series sees contestants battling against one another to see who’s best at what they do, whether cooking fake food, or origami or blowing bubbles. MME Factual is talking to Canadian conventional and specialty channels about interest in a local version of TV Champion.
The format rights deal for TV Champion with TV Tokyo was stick-handled by APA in Los Angeles, with Cre8 Media representing the format on behalf of TV Tokyo. In addition,Stuart Krasnow Productions (Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency), who is also an APA client, has acquired the U.S. format rights.
With files from Kelly Anderson.