MIPCOM ’15: “Undercover,” “Gogglebox” go to Chile, Argentina

UK-based indie distributor All3Media International has licensed the Studio Lambert formats Undercover Boss and Gogglebox (pictured) to territories in Latin America.
October 5, 2015

UK-based indie distributor All3Media International has licensed the Studio Lambert formats Undercover Boss and Gogglebox (pictured) to Latin America.

Chilean broadcaster Chilevision has picked up factual entertainment series Undercover Boss, and is set to premiere a localised version in 2016. The series, which was recently acquired by Brazil’s Globo, follows high-level corporate execs as they covertly infiltrate low-level jobs within their own companies to gauge how their businesses are operating under them.

Meanwhile, the BAFTA Award-winning Gogglebox format has been sold to Argentina’s Telefe. The series, which showcases families and friends providing a running commentary of television programming from their living rooms, is currently in its sixth season for UK pubcaster Channel 4 and has been picked up for season three in the U.S., the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Belgium and Slovenia. In addition, the series was earlier this year licensed to South Korea and Mongolia and will also see a one-hour Christmas spin-off broadcasting across Channel 4.

Gogglebox is a format that we have been evaluating for some time and we have recognized the impact that the show generates with every adaptation that airs worldwide,” said Darío Turovelzky, programming manager at Telefe, in a statement. “We know it is a huge success not only on screen, but also on social networks and digital platforms.

Elsewhere, All3media International will unveil Studio Lambert’s talent show series The Fear and entertainment format Travel Guides at this week’s MIPCOM market.

The Fear, which was originally produced for BBC3, captures the reactions of a cinema audience as they view short films from aspiring horror directors. The filmmaker voted most fearsome will be awarded with enough money to finance a full-length feature.

ITV’s Travel Guides features five households with varying palates assume the role of professional holiday critics. Each group will experience the same vacation while providing a review of what the world’s most popular destinations have to offer.

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