Red Arrow Int’l sends “House Rules” to Germany

Global distributor Red Arrow International has licensed home reno format House Rules (pictured) to German channel kabel eins.
July 8, 2015

Global distributor Red Arrow International has licensed home reno competition format House Rules (pictured) to German net kabel eins.

RedSeven Entertainment, a production division of parent company Red Arrow Entertainment Group, is to produce five two-hour episodes of German-titled Haustausch – Wer renoviert sich zum Sieg? for the channel, which is set to premiere in early 2016.

Initially developed and produced by Seven Network Operations in Australia, House Rules features couples challenging competitors to make over every room in seven days, issuing a list of dos and don’ts, for a prize of a two-year mortgage payment.

The competition series has also recently been sold to the Netherlands, with a Dutch version consisting of 11 episodes due to air on SBS’s Net5 this fall.

“We are always looking for big, original shows and House Rules takes the home renovation genre to a whole new level,” said Katja Hofem, managing director of kabel eins, in a statement. “The show is a perfect fit for kabel eins and we have exciting plans for this reality competition.”

Both kabel eins and Red Arrow Entertainment Group are under the ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG umbrella.

(With files from Barry Walsh)

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