C4 and comedian Katherine Ryan ask How Did You Get So Rich?
The UK’s Channel 4 is sending Irish-Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan (pictured) around the world to hob nob with the super-duper wealthy in a new series called How Did You Get So Rich?
The 6 x 45-minute series will follow Ryan as she learns the inspirational stories behind how the world’s top 1% earned their fortunes and, of course, how these self-made billionaires spend their money. The show is based on an American format formerly hosted by the late Joan Rivers. C4′s iteration will seek out the most surprising stories of hard graft, bizarre business and plucky entrepreneurship in 21st Century Great Britain and Beyond.
How Did You Get So Rich? is produced by indie TV prodco CPL Productions with executive producers Murray Boland, Danielle Lux and Mob Dar. The series has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Jilly Pearce, formats commissioning editor, and Dom Bird, head of formats, and will premiere in 2017.
GoQuest and Arré ink content syndication-distribution deal
Content distributor and prodco GoQuest Media has signed and agreement with UDigital’s Indian digital media platform Arré to distribute and monetize its content with digital players and re-broadcasters across the world.
That content includes Arré Ho Ja Re-Gender, a social media experiment series that gives three men and three women the chance to experience life as a member of the opposite sex. The show, which Arré licensed from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats, is the first digital reality series produced in India, according to Armoza.
Through the deal, Arré hopes to reach out to a wider and more varied set of viewers across both linear and non-linear platforms, said Ajay Chacko, Arré co-founder and president, in a statement.
Harbour Rights closes distribution deals
Hong Kong-based distributor Harbour Rights has signed a 76-hour package deal with Thai pay TV platform True Vision, which includes seasons five and six of the flagship series Somewhere On Earth from France Television.
In addition, Harbour inked a first 4K deal in South Korea on two Discovery and Travel titles with KT Skylife UHD channels, as well as a deal for the premiere of the biopic Kim Jong Un: The Unauthorized Biography, which it sold to OTT news network Newsy.
It also sold 12 x 26-minute China Close Up, a series that looks at modern China, to Discovery HD World, as well as a raft of French inflight content to Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airline.