Banda TV picks up “Love Lab” for Angola and Mozambique

Banda TV has greenlit Armoza Formats' reality dating series Love Lab (pictured), while MTG Africa in Tanzania has renewed fact ent format The Package for a second season.
April 16, 2015

African versions of two Armoza Fomats titles are going into production.

Banda TV has commissioned 60 episodes of the reality dating show Love Lab (pictured) to air in Angola and Mozambique. The deal marks the Israeli company’s first commissions from those countries.

The original version of Love Lab was produced by Abot-Hameiri and aired on Israel’s Channel 10. In the series, one bachelor, his three best friends and 14 single women live in a mansion cut off from the outside world in a bid to find love.

Meanwhile, Tanzania’s MTG Africa has renewed factual entertainment format The Package¬†for a second season. MTG-owned Modern Africa Productions is slated to begin production in June for a fall air date on TV1.

The half-hour show follows a parcel as it is sent from person to person, each time with different objects inside that reveal the unique connections between people. The format, originally produced in Israel by JSC Content, has also aired in Germany, Ghana, Russia and Greece.

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