Format sales for “Undressed,” “Boom!”

A slate of deals have been struck for formats including Keshet International's game show Boom!, Zodiak Rights' dating series Undressed (pictured) and Talpa's feel-good format The Wishing Tree.
March 7, 2016

Banijay Group-owned distributor Zodiak Rights has inked another deal for its Undressed format.

Following news of its Fizz-produced adaptation in the UK and Ireland on TLC, Undressed is also headed to the Netherlands, where Zodiak Nederland will produce a 12 x 30-minute version of the show for TLC.

The series finds two strangers undressing each other and getting into bed together for a first date. They then spend 30 minutes in bed, wearing only their underwear, while a big-screen TV asks them questions and assigns tasks designed to foster a sense of intimacy. Once the 30-minute period is over, the pair decides whether they will remain in bed for the rest of the date, or leave the room.

The entertainment format was originally created and produced by Zodiak Media-owned Magnolia Italy for youth channel Nove, which has ordered a further 40 episodes.

Meanwhile, Keshet International has sent its game show format BOOM! to Colombian broadcast network Caracol TV. A series of hour-long episodes – produced in-house by the net – is to air weekly this summer.

The game show finds teams trying to defuse slime-filled bombs by answering questions correctly under a time limit. More than 400 episodes of the format have been commissioned to date. The show has aired on Spain’s Antena 3, as well as on Hungary’s TV2, Kazakhstan’s Channel Seven, Chile’s TVN and Uruguay’s Canal 10. It also aired on U.S. broadcaster Fox last summer.

Boom! was recently licensed to Mexico’s Azteca TV, and an adaptation for Peru’s American TV is in the works.

Finally, Talpa format The Wishing Tree has been acquired by Moldova’s General Media Group, and will air this spring on local channel Prime.

Following its launch in the Netherlands, The Wishing Tree has been acquired by Belgium’s VTM and Greece’s Antenna. The show – which finds youth hanging their wishes for others on a tree – is currently airing its second season in the Netherlands.

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