Los Angeles-based global indie studio Propagate Content and European media co Antenna Group have inked a partnership to develop, produce and distribute original formats and content.
Two original series are currently in development from the partnership, and both are scheduled to bow in 2019.
The first production is a local version of Propagate’s game show format Slip ‘N Slide for ANT1 TV in Greece and Cyprus. The series features six rounds of competition, where players attempt to perform seemingly simple tasks while on a Whamo-O ‘Slip ‘N Slide’ play surface. The program is produced in partnership with Bruce Kaufman, president of Wood Hollow Pictures.
The second series, My Best Friend’s Fear, is a hidden camera prank show where an unsuspecting individual is set up by their best friend for a custom-made scare. The program will be co-produced with Makedonia TV in Greece.
Propagate also recently inked a development and production deal with Daniela Busoli’s Brazil-based production and distribution company, Formata Produções.
Founded in 2015 and spearheaded by co-CEO’s Howard T. Owens (pictured left) and Ben Silverman (right), Propagate currently has 17 series in production and 40 projects in development at more than 21 networks and streaming services. Propagate’s content portfolio includes History’s Zach Quinto-starring In Search Of; Apple’s first original series Planet of the Apps, featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, Jessica Alba and Gary Vaynerchuk; Twitter’s first entertainment series, #WhatsHappening; and Amazon’s unscripted horror series Lore, among others.