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TVFF pens format deals for “Tug,” “Tied to Mom”

Producers in France, Spain and Italy have picked up the format rights to 300 Sec Ride, Tug and Tied to Mom from Israel's TV Format Fund.
January 6, 2015

Israel’s TV Format Fund (TVFF) has inked deals for three of its formats with producers in France, Spain and Italy.

The company has sold the studio game show format 300 Sec Ride to France’s ALP Zodiac. The deal marks the second for the format after Endemol Spain picked it up during MIPCOM last October.

Created by Glam Studio, the format gives a pair of contestants 300 seconds to complete eight stages of the game, in a bid to win money.

TVFF has also sold the rope-pulling competition format Tug, which was created by July August Communication and Production, and the Vivalet Company, to Endemol Italy and Endemol Spain.

Finally, an unnamed French company has acquired the Artza Productions-created Tied to Mom.

The humorous format explores the relationship between mothers and their adult children by tying a mother and child together with a rope and challenging them to complete everyday tasks. The show also features studio commentary and analysis by a famous mother and son/daughter team.

Launched last fall, TVFF is a¬†joint venture between entrepreneur Alon Dolev and Rubicon Business Group that has invested US$55 million in the financing and development of new TV formats. The new deals bring the company’s total number of format sales to five.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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