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Sales roundup: Twofour sells across Asia; “Final Four” heads to Europe

Twofour Rights sells factual content across Asia Indie media group Twofour Rights has sold a raft of factual content into territories across Asia. Discovery Communications India has secured rights to a package ...
December 14, 2017

Twofour Rights sells factual content across Asia

Indie media group Twofour Rights has sold a raft of factual content into territories across Asia.

Discovery Communications India has secured rights to a package including This Time Next Year, A Night With My Ex and dating format, Strip Date.

Meanwhile, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has secured rights to season one of Indian Dream Hotel On Tour and seasons one and two of The Indian Dream Hotel, which form part of BBC’s The Real Marigold Hotel brand. They have also bought the latest from the science-focused series Impossible Engineering, which takes viewers back in time to tell the stories of historical inventions.

Elsewhere, Bilibili China has picked up a 79-hour VOD package which includes Alex Polizzi’s Secret Spain, the latest series of long-running show Choccywooccydoodah and World’s Most Expensive Toys, part of the ‘World’s Most..’ strand. TVB in Hong Kong has also picked up Alex Polizzi’s Secret Spain.

A+E Networks Asia has licenced Boomerang’s Hidden Restaurants as well as Born to Kill. AETN18 (A&E Networks TV18 India) has also picked up Hidden Restaurants.

Meanwhile, National Geographic Asia has secured rights to air The World’s Greatest Food Markets, and Scripps Networks International has picked up the pan-Asia deal for Cooks’ Questions and The Diner.

And ITV Choice has rights to air both series of daytime show The Chopping Block.

Plano A Plano acquires rights to Tanin Production & TV format Face It

Spanish producer Plano A Plano has picked up rights to the factual entertainment format Face It developed by Israel’s Tanin Productions & TV.

The format, which broadcast in Israel’s digital space, features celebrities who meet up with anonymous people who wrote critiques about them online.

Tanin Productions & TV creates, develops and sells TV formats, including Money Pump, Upgrade, MTV Chat House and Wrong Numbers.

Armoza Formats’ The Final Four heads to Portugal and Sweden

Local rights to Armoza Formats’ singing competition format The Final Four have been taken in Portugal by Shine Iberia and in Sweden by Mastiff Sweden, a Banijay Zodiak company.

The Swedish deal sees the format being picked up in all Nordic territories.

The show (pictured) is currently on air in Russia on CTC and will air in the U.S. on Fox starting Jan. 4th.

In The Final Four (13 x 90-120), features four finalists who are announced in the season premiere. Selected by top music judges, only the best will make the cut.

But in every episode, talented hopefuls will try to steal a seat from one of the final four. Anyone can become a contestant at any time via submissions on the dedicated app, but only the best will be able to challenge the four finalists.

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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