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“Hell’s Kitchen” heading to Germany and Italy

ITV Studios' culinary competition format Hell's Kitchen will be produced for local versions in Germany and Italy later this year.
January 9, 2014

ITV Studios’ culinary competition format Hell’s Kitchen will be produced for local versions in Germany and Italy later this year.

German broadcaster SAT.1 has commissioned ITV Studios Germany to produce a local version of the program, in which high-profile chefs oversee a competition between amateur chefs. The series will be hosted by Michelin-starred German chef Frank Rosin.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment will also bring the show to Italy in 2014, following a new format deal between Sky Uno HD and Italian prodco Magnolia.

ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen has now been produced in 15 countries, including the U.S., France and Russia.

“The format is entering new countries and enjoying high ratings and repeated recommissions in existing territories,” said Mike Beale, director of international formats at ITV Studios, in a statement.

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