Keshet brings “Great Bake Off” to Israel

The Israeli free-to-air broadcaster has signed on for a local version of BBC Worldwide-distributed format The Great Bake Off. (Pictured: The Great British Bake Off)
March 24, 2015

Israeli free-to-air broadcaster Keshet has signed on for a local version of BBC Worldwide format The Great Bake Off.

In what marks the first format deal between BBC Worldwide and Keshet, the latter is to produce an 8 x 90-minute series slated to air in 2016.

BBC Worldwide has inked several sales for The Great Bake Off thus far, with licensing deals in place for Australia (Nine Network), Belgium (VTM), France (M6) and Poland (TLC), among others. Format creator Love Productions has also licensed the program to the U.S. (CBS), making 17 international commissions for the BBC1 show.

Elsewhere, among BBC Worldwide’s MIPTV-bound formats is the comedy game-show format You’re Back in the Room, where five strangers play games under hypnosis; The Edge, a quiz and game-show hybrid; The Big Painting Challenge, in which amateur painters take on art challenges in various locations; and Pressure Cooker, in which home cooks choose random ingredients from a conveyor belt to create meals.

Also headed to Cannes is Designs on Chelsea, which sees aspiring garden designers compete for a spot designing the Chelsea Flower Show; Seven Envelopes, which turns seven people in a small town into contestants competing for a cash prize; and finally, Antique Detectives, which uncovers the histories behind family treasures.

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