ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) 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!
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.