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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.

About The Author
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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