Sweden, Norway and Finland get “Tricked”

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold 460 hours, including hidden camera magic show Tricked (pictured), Four Weddings and a doc on a maximum security prison, to broadcasters in Europe.
February 24, 2014

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold 460 hours of programming, including hidden camera magic show Tricked (pictured), reality title Four Weddings, and a doc on a maximum security prison, to broadcasters in Europe.

Sweden’s TV4, Norway’s NRK and Finland’s Nelonen all picked up Tricked, produced by ITV Studios, while Discovery Networks Western Europe acquired the magic show for Italy and Spain.

TV4 and Norway’s TV6 acquired Building the Dream, a series from True North about people trying to build their own homes.

Elsewhere, France’s M6-owned channel 6ter and Sweden’s TV10 have picked up Louisiana Lockdown, a doc about Angola Prison. 6ter also acquired animal series Too Cute! and TV10 picked up Wild West Alaska. 

Different versions of Four Weddings were picked up by a number of Discovery Networks, with Discovery Networks Italy picking up the U.S., UK, Australian and Canadian versions of the wedding competition show, while Discovery Networks Netherlands acquired the U.S., Australian and Canadian versions.

Discovery Networks UK picked up the U.S., Canadian and Australian versions.

“These sales demonstrate the sustained demand from European broadcasters for high quality factual programming, ranging from character-led factual entertainment such as Tricked and Wild West Alaska and bold investigative documentaries such as Louisiana Lockdown, to returning brands like Four Weddings which are suitable for a variety of slots and schedules,” said Tobias de Graaff, director of global television distribution for ITVS GE.

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