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“Married at First Sight” heads to New Zealand

TV distributor Red Arrow International (RAI) has sold the format Married at First Sight to MediaWorks New Zealand, which will produce the local version set to bow on Channel Three between ...
April 24, 2017

TV distributor Red Arrow International (RAI) has sold the format Married at First Sight to MediaWorks New Zealand, which will produce the local version set to bow on Channel Three between October and December 2017.

As part of the agreement, Red Arrow has licensed a new package of Married at First Sight versionsincluding the U.S. and the UK, to the independent broadcaster.

The deal was led by Jamie I., Red Arrow International’s VP sales for Asia Pacific.

Channel Three audiences have already been able to watch the latest season of the Australian version of the unscripted format, which has been the channel’s highest-rated international program of 2017, reaching a total audience of over one million people in the 25-54 demographic, RAI noted in a statement.

“We pride ourselves in bringing the best locally produced content to New Zealanders. Married at First Sight is the show that has been on everyone’s lips for 2017 and we are really excited to be producing New Zealand’s first series of this hit show,” said Andrew Szusterman, MediaWorks chief content officer, in a statement.

Married at First Sight has been licensed in over 25 territories worldwide including on A+E Networks’ FYI and Lifetime in the U.S., Channel 4 in the UK and DR1 in Germany.

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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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