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Endemol France nabs rights to Canadian format

Endemol France has snagged rights to remake the long-running Canadian dating format Double Occupancy. Double Occupancy is a dating show where groups of single men and women live in neighboring houses. ...
February 24, 2017

Endemol France has snagged rights to remake the long-running Canadian dating format Double Occupancy.

Double Occupancy is a dating show where groups of single men and women live in neighboring houses. The singles meet up at each other’s houses and go on adventures. The contestants have the opportunity to win prizes, including a home.

Created and produced by Productions J, the format was broadcast on Quebec commercial TV network TVA from 2003 to 2013, with an 11th season confirmed to air this October on Vtele.

The news comes at the heels of Media Ranch announcing plans to expand overseas with a new European office. The prodco recently appointed Tanja van der Goes to head up its Amsterdam locale.

Endemol France will be the first country to work on a foreign version of this Canadian format. According to Nichols Copperman, CEO of Endemol France, the intention is to expand its success story in France.

Double Occupancy is one of Canada’s biggest TV hits and we’re thrilled that Endemol France is the first international buyer of the format. They’re the perfect fit,” said Sophie Ferron, president of Media Ranch in a statement.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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