ITVS GE sells “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Surprise” into CEE

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed deals across Central and Eastern Europe for formats including Surprise Surprise (pictured), Hell's Kitchen, The Chase and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
June 18, 2014

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has signed deals across Central and Eastern Europe for formats including Surprise Surprise (pictured), Hell’s KitchenThe Chase and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

ITV Studios’ family entertainment show Surprise Surprise – which gives back to members of the public making a difference - has been commissioned in Slovakia by TV JOJ, which has ordered a local series to air later this year. 

Meanwhile, Romania’s Antena has ordered a local version of ITV Studios’ cooking reality show Hell’s Kitchen, while quiz competition show The Chase - created by ITV Studios division Potato – has been recommissioned for a second 28-episode series by Serbia’s RTS and a second 31-episode series by Croatia’s HRT. It was also picked up by Turkey’s Kanal D, and a third series has been ordered by both Germany’s NDR and GSN in the U.S.

Finally, Hungary’s RTL Klub has commissioned a third series of ITV Studios’ reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, set to premiere this fall.

“Broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe are looking for formats across a range of genres, including reality, game show and family entertainment, but the main requirement is that they have a proven international track record,” said Jennifer Ebell, VP of sales for SE EMEA for ITVS GE, in a statement.

“Our long-established formats are therefore continuing to flourish in the region with ongoing commissions and recommissions, as these deals illustrate,” she added.

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