Beyond brings “Love It or List It” format to Germany

German commercial broadcaster Kabel Eins has acquired the format rights to the Canadian home design format Love It or List It (pictured) from the London-based sales house.
August 15, 2016

German commercial broadcaster Kabel Eins has acquired the format rights to the Canadian home design format Love It or List It (pictured)from London-based sales house Beyond Distribution.

The series, known locally as Traumhaus oder raus, will premiere this month across the channel’s primetime slot and will be produced by Germany’s Imago TV Film- und Fernsehproduktion.

The Love It or List It format sees a realtor and home designer competing against one another to convince undecided homeowners to either remain in their newly redesigned home or relocate to a different house scouted by the real estate agent.

The deal with Kabel Eins, which is owned by ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland, was negotiated by Sam Partner, VP of sales for German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia and Benelux at Beyond Distribution; and Joachim Drees, VP of rights at ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland.

The sale marks the latest in a wave of format deals for the series, originally produced by Toronto’s Big Coat Productions, including a British adaptation for UK pubcaster Channel 4.

Further format rights have been optioned by Fremantle Belgium, Elk Productions Sweden and Mastiff Entertainment Norway.

Love It or List It is one of our truly global formats,” said Partner in a statement. “Its international success is attributable to it bringing together larger-than life judges, amazing properties and life-changing decisions. I’m sure the show will enjoy its new ‘home’ at Kabel Eins.”

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