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Extra: “Big Brother” returns to Sweden; DCD moves “The Nile” and more

Big Brother heads to Sweden after hiatus Global prodco and distributor Endemol Shine Group (ESG) is bringing its reality format Big Brother back to Sweden, the fourth European territory to revive the ...
September 24, 2019

Big Brother heads to Sweden after hiatus

Global prodco and distributor Endemol Shine Group (ESG) is bringing its reality format Big Brother back to Sweden, the fourth European territory to revive the format after a hiatus.

Sweden’s TV4 has commissioned ESG’s Swedish prodco Meter to produce a new version of the show, set to air in 2020.

Big Brother recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and has been off the air in Sweden for five years.

The series also recently returned to Poland, Finland and Germany after a similar hiatus.

RTÉ commissions new seasons of Dancing With The Stars, Home of the Year

Irish prodco ShinAwil has been commissioned by Irish pubcaster RTÉ to produce more seasons of Dancing With the Stars and Home of the Year.

The local version of Dancing With The Stars will return to RTÉ for a fourth and fifth season, both set as 12 x 120-minute runs.

Meanwhile, Home of the Year will be back for a sixth, 8 x 30-minute season.

Both series will air on RTÉ One. Specific launch dates have not yet been set.

DCD sells factual titles worldwide

UK distributor DCD Rights has completed several sales of new factual programs ahead of their MIPCOM launch next month.

Titles already sold include Secret Nazi Bases (6 x 60 minutes), a Go Button Media production for UKTV, Discovery Science and Discovery, which has sold to Foxtel in Australia, A&E in CEE and Scandinavia, Prima Group in the Czech Republic, Emirates Cable TV E-Vision in the Middle East, True Visions in Thailand, ProSiebenSat.1 in German-speaking Europe and Discovery Communications in Spain.

Meanwhile, The Nile: 5,000 Years Of History (4 x 60 minutes, pictured), a Rare TV and SandStone Global production for Channel 5, will head to SBS in Australia; Viasat World in Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and CIS; Dazzler Media in UK and Eire; Choice TV in New Zealand; TVO in Canada; GEO Television in German-speaking Europe; Acorn TV in North America; Prima Group in the Czech Republic; France TV for French-speaking Europe; Knowledge Network in Canada; Foxtel in Australia and New Zealand; Expressive Media in Spain and Andorra; and True Visions in Thailand.

Further, The Redemption Project (8 x 60 minutes), a Citizen Jones Productions project for CNN, has sold to Mediawan Thematics in French-speaking Europe and Foxtel in Australia and New Zealand.

These and other titles will be available at MIPCOM in Cannes in October.

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