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Extra: “Curvy Supermodel” goes Dutch; “Love Island” in Oz

Curvy Supermodel poised for the Netherlands Dutch broadcaster RTL5 has acquired runway competition format Curvy Supermodel from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats. Produced locally by Tuvalu, the eight-episode primetime series (pictured) will broadcast in ...
October 11, 2017

Curvy Supermodel poised for the Netherlands

Dutch broadcaster RTL5 has acquired runway competition format Curvy Supermodel from Israeli producer-distributor Armoza Formats.

Produced locally by Tuvalu, the eight-episode primetime series (pictured) will broadcast in Spring 2018. It aims to alter the global perception of beauty and the modeling industry by casting a variety of curvaceous women.

The elimination-style series will feature an expert jury who mentor the cast of women as they confront their issues while preparing for their modeling careers and competing for the opportunity to win a modeling contract.

Curvy Supermodel most recently broadcast its debut season in Poland on Polsat. The second season has also aired on German network RTLII at the tail end of 2016.The format has now been acquired in six territories, including Brazil and Spain.

Sky Vision launches “I Don’t Like Mondays” on C4

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has ordered a new format to be distributed by Sky Vision.

Produced by Alaska TV and Magnum Media, I Don’t Like Mondays will see 150 contestants arrive at a TV studio, resignation letter in hand, in hopes that they will be selected for a year off work with full pay.

In each episode of the 6 x 60-minute series, host Alan Carr and celebrity guest play physical games and participate in stunts in order to generate random numbers, which correspond to each audience member. In each of three rounds, two audience members are randomly selected to compete in a head-to-head for a place in the final, and a chance to win a year off work, fully paid.

But the winner can only claim their prize if they email their resignation letter directly to their boss, live from the studio.

I Don’t Like Mondays will premiere in primetime in early 2018. Sky Vision has global distribution rights, including in the U.S.

Love Island moves Down Under

Australia’s Nine Networkhas secured rights to ITV Studios’ hit dating format Love Island.

The series will be adapted locally by ITV Studios Australia, with transmission of the program scheduled for 2018.

The news follows the launch of Love Island Germany last month and the premiere of season three on ITV2 earlier this year, the channels most watched program for the 16 to 34 demographic.

The reality dating platform sees a group of single individuals in search of love secluded to a remote island within a luxury villa. Singletons unable to secure a partner run the risk of having to leave the island, with the series finale culminating with viewers crowning the dream couple, who then have a chance of winning a grand prize.

Love Island is an original ITV Studios Entertainment format and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

VIMN pens international deals

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has secured a string of MTV format license deals across the Nordics, Europe, Canada and South America.

Discovery Communications has commissioned Ex on the Beach for its Nordic regions in Norway and Denmark, as well as a fourth season in Sweden. All three series are 24 x 60 minutes and will air in 2018. The program has now been locally adapted in 10 territories, with versions airing across France, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Finland, Hungary and the Netherlands.

Iconic MTV prank show Punk’d, meanwhile, has landed its first adaptation in Finland, which will be locally titled Punk’d Suomi. Produced by Moskito, the format revival aired on Sub TV on Oct. 4 and consists of 10 x 45-minute episodes.

Canadian producer Zone 3 inked a renewal deal for season four of MTV’s Girl Code (known locally as Code-F;15 x 30 minutes) and season two of Guy Code (locally known as Code-G; 32 x 30 minutes) to air on Canadian French-language specialty channel VRAK. The channel will also debut spin-off series Code Mixte (11 x 30 minutes), involving the cast from both series.

Finally, factual reality hit format Catfish: The TV Show has been re-licensed by Chile’s Chilevisión for season three. Known locally as Espias Del Amor, the series will consist of 11 x 80-minute episodes.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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