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MIPTV ’14: Russia’s CTC picks up “Married at First Sight”

Russian broadcaster CTC has acquired the rights to reality format Married at First Sight (pictured) from distributor Red Arrow International.
April 7, 2014

Russian broadcaster CTC has acquired the format rights to Married at First Sight (pictured) from distributor Red Arrow International.

The local version of the reality series is being produced by Mastiff and will premiere on April 20.¬†Originally created by Snowman Productions for Denmark’s DR3, the format pairs six singles with 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.

The second season of the series will air in Denmark on DR1.

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

Last week, A+E Networks bought the format rights and will produce a 10 x one-hour season with Kinetic Content to air on one of its cable channels.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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