Viacom inks first format license deal in India with Lip Sync Battle
Viacom International Media Networks – a division of Viacom Inc.– has inked its first format license deal in India to produce a local version of Lip Sync Battle.
This agreement brings the total number of adaptations of the competition show in Asia to six, with the program being shown in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. Globally, there have been 21 adaptations, which according to a release, make it Viacom’s fastest travelling format.
The Indian adaptation of the format will be produced by FremantleMedia, and will be known as Lip Sing Battle. It will air in primetime on Saturday and Sunday on Star India’s entertainment channel, Star Plus and will debut to local audiences this fall.
Lip Sync Battle was developed and executive produced for the Spike cable TV network in the U.S. by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinksi, Stephen Merchant and Eight Million Plus Productions.
Armoza Format’s The Final Four heads to the UK
Armoza Formats singing competition The Final Four (pictured) has been acquired by Red Arrow Entertainment Group company, CPL Productions.
This acquisition is the first deal between the two companies.
Local adaptations of The Final Four have recently been commissioned by Fox in the U.S. and by CTC in Russia. Since its launch in 2017, The Final Four has been picked up by several other territories including France, Spain, Italy and Denmark.
The Final Four begins with four finalists selected by a trio of music judges. In each episode, the contestants face against talented hopefuls looking to steal their seat.
Anyone can become a contestant at any time by making a submission on the dedicated app, but only the best will be able to challenge the four finalists. In the season finale, only one contestant will be crowned the winner when the final four battle against each other.
Red Arrow Int’l sells Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
Red Arrow International has sold its UK reality format Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds to five international territories.
The format has been picked up by Banijay in France and Spain; BlazHoffski in the Netherlands; and Australia and Sweden, with more territories to be announced shortly.
Created and produced by CPL Productions – a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company – Old People’s Home is a social experiment that attempts to help improve the health and well-being of retirement communities by bringing together ten seniors with a group of ten young children for six weeks to measure if this form of social interaction benefits the elderly volunteers.