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MTV’s “Ex on the Beach” to be adapted in Hungary

Sony’s Viasat3 in Hungary is the latest broadcaster to commission a local adaptation of MTV’s Ex on the Beach. Produced by Paprika Latino, Ex on the Beach Hungary (Exek az Édenben) is currently in production ...
March 21, 2017

Sony’s Viasat3 in Hungary is the latest broadcaster to commission a local adaptation of MTV’s Ex on the Beach.

Produced by Paprika Latino, Ex on the Beach Hungary (Exek az Édenben) is currently in production and is scheduled to air later this year. The series will consist of 22 episodes and will air four nights a week.

Ex on the Beach first launched on MTV UK in 2014. Originally produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment, the show reveals what happens when eight single guys and girls arrive in paradise for a dream holiday, and shortly after their exes start appearing, one by one.

The deal with distributor Viacom International Media Network (VIMN) brings the total number of local adaptions of the hit series to eight, with local versions already airing across France, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.

MTV’s survival-based reality series, Stranded With A Million Dollars is also making waves internationally following its U.S. debut in February. VIMN has confirmed three international option deals for the new original format with Metronome in Denmark and Meter in Sweden — both part of Endemol Shine Group — and Chile’s Chilevisión.

The show — produced by Tollbooth TV for MTV U.S. – features 10 cast members stranded on an island for 40 days with nothing but the clothes on their back. One million dollars is dropped on the island, which contestants can use to buy supplies and food. However, each purchase will reduce the size of this cash prize.

“We are thrilled to announce the first international partners for MTV’s Stranded with a Million Dollars. Aside from the captivating premise of the show, the format introduces a fresh spin and a brand-new filming technique to the reality survival genre, which we are confident will excite and intrigue international producers and broadcasters looking for their next big reality hit,” said Laura Burrell, head of formats, international programme sales, VIMN said, in a statement.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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