“Your Face Sounds Familiar” heads to Hungary

RTL Klub has commissioned a local version of Endemol format Your Face Sounds Familiar, to air on RTL in Hungary in early 2014. (Pictured: The Turkish version of the format)
August 16, 2013

RTL Klub has commissioned a local version of Endemol format Your Face Sounds Familiar,  to air on RTL in Hungary in early 2014.

The primetime show features a well-known celebrity adapting a new identity as an iconic music performer. However, the celebrity doesn’t know whether they’re going to be transformed into someone older, younger, or the opposite sex.

The Hungarian version is the latest format deal, following deals with networks in Turkey (the Turkish version is pictured above), Greece, Ukraine, and Russia, which have all taken on Your Face Sounds Familiar. In all, Endemol has sold the format into 27 countries.

“We’re proud to have landed another substantial commission for Endemol’s latest blockbuster in one of the key territories in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Marina Williams, Endemol’s CEO for Central and Eastern Europe and the MENA Regions.

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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 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.