Channel 4 commissions A Year on the Farm from KEO Wes
UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned A Year on the Farm (w/t) from KEO West, slated to premiere later this year.
The new series (4×60) takes audiences into the world of four family farms with the aim of providing insight into the significant financial risks farmers are taking to rear produce. The program was filmed for a year in farms from Essex to Glamorgan and Cumbria to Sussex.
Farming culture and lifestyle are little known to Britain’s urban population. Also unknown are the economic challenges these farmers face, including the potential devastation of disease or weather on livestock which could destroy a farm.
The program is overseen by C4 documentaries commissioning editor Michelle Chappell and executive produced by Kari Lia.
Armoza Formats’ How To Be is recommissioned in Germany and Poland
Armoza Formats’ celebrity interview show How To Be (pictured) has been recommissioned for a fourth season on Germany’s ZDF and a second season on Poland’s TTV.
Developed by Artza Productions in collaboration with Armoza Formats, How To Be (30-60) allows the celebrity becomes the host, and the host the celebrity. In each episode, the role reversal finale provides room for reflection by allowing the celebrity to confront himself and ask personal questions that he might no answer in a regular interview format.
The new season of the German adaptation — produced by ITV Studios — is slated to air this summer. The Polish adaptation, which aired last September, will premiere their new season this autumn.
Germany’s SAT. 1 commissions Red Arrow International’s home renovation format House Rules
Global distributor Red Arrow International’s home renovation format House Rules has been commissioned by German broadcaster SAT. 1
Home Rules sees couples challenge competitors to do a complete home renovation in seven days. A group of home professionals and the homeowners judge the results with the home renovation winners crowned and given a cash prize.
Produced by RedSeven Entertainment, a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company, the German version of the show is set to air on SAT.1 this summer.
“We are thrilled to see the House Rules format continue to travel so extensively around the world. House Rules is not only a highly emotive show but also a great opportunity for networks to work with sponsorship partners and integrate second screen and social media seamlessly into the format. We can’t wait to see the show a success in Germany,” Henrik Pabst, managing director at Red Arrow International, said in a statement.