Mexico’s TV Azteca goes “Boom!”
Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca has ordered a localized adaptation of the game show format Boom! from Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International. The hour-long series, which will air across the net’s primetime slot this summer, pits teams against one another to defuse slime-filled bombs by answering questions correctly within a strict time-limit. Contestants must cut wires corresponding to their answers, but if they’re incorrect or time runs out, the bomb will detonate, showering participants and portions of the audience in guacamole, mashed potatoes and other contents.
Local versions of the show currently air in the U.S. on Fox, Spain’s Antena 3, Hungary’s TV2, Kazakhstan’s Channel Seven, Chile’s TVN, Argentina’s Telefe and Uruguay’s Canal 10, which acquired 35 episodes of the Spanish edition. Future reversions are set to air across Cambodia’s Bayon TV and Peru’s America TV. The original series was created by Keshet International, Ido Rosenblum and July August Productions. Daniele Alcinii
“Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty” heads to Latin America, Brazil and Europe
Distributor Zodiak Rights has sold Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty (13 x 30 minutes, pictured) into several international markets. ¡HOLA! TV picked up the travel series in a deal that covers all of Spanish-speaking Latin America as well as Spanish-speaking U.S. Elsewhere, Brazil’s Globosat and Poland’s Polsat Café acquired the show and Scripps Network will air it across the majority of Europe, all of Africa and the Middle East via its Fine Living channel. Produced by Imagination Television, Tour of Beauty is airing in the U.S. on cable net Ovation and launched last summer on New Zealand’s TVNZ. It follows supermodel Rachel Hunter as she travels the world to learn about indigenous beauty secrets.
Twofour Rights sells more than 80 hours into Latin America, Europe
British distributor Twofour Rights has sold more than 80 hours of unscripted programming to networks in Latin American and European territories. Management Focus Mexico picked up the first three seasons of Alex Polizzi: The Fixer to air on WOBI, while Brazil’s Globosat acquired Stammer School (1 x 60 minutes). Digicast – RCS MediaGroup acquired season two of Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy (4 x 60 minutes) as well as The Deal Makers (20 x 60 minutes) and culinary series The Diner (4 x 60 minutes).
Meanwhile, Dutch network RTL picked up the first three seasons of Posh Pawn as well as Million Pound Movers (1 x 60 minutes). Medialaan Belgium also bought Million Pound Movers along with My Big Fat Wedding (1 x 60 minutes) and The World’s Best Restaurants (6 x 60 minutes). Finally, Fox International Channels in Spain acquired The World’s Best Restaurants to air on its Viajar channel.