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A+E Networks takes “Married at First Sight” format

A+E Networks has picked up the Danish reality format Married at First Sight (pictured) from distributor Red Arrow International.
April 4, 2014

A+E Networks has picked up the reality format Married at First Sight (pictured) from distributor Red Arrow International.

In a straight-to-series deal, Kinetic Content will produce a 10 x one-hour season of the series that will begin airing later this year on one of the cable giant’s channels.

Originally created by Snowman Productions for Denmark’s DR3, the format matches six singles with total strangers through a process involving scientific, anthropological and religious analysis. The couples marry and after six weeks, decide whether or not to divorce or stay together.

Red Arrow has sold the format to more than 15 countries, including France, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Australia.

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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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