A+E Networks is partnering with France’s oldest television production house, Newen Studios to bring A+E’s formats to French viewers.
In Bride & Prejudice, loving couples who live with a partner their families don’t accept, decide to get married in face of staunch opposition from their family and/or friends. The couples have to overcome various prejudices, and over the course of the series, couples plan their wedding while trying to bridge the divide with their loved ones.
In the self-short extreme adventure format, Alone (pictured) 10 survival experts are dropped in separate wilderness locations. Completely alone, they must survive the physical and mental challenges of isolation with only 10 items of their choosing to help them get by. Contestants confront the brutal forces of nature, forbidding environments, hunger, dehydration, wild predators and their own loneliness, with no contact with other contestants and no camera crew. In the end, only one winner will stand alone and win.
“Our deal with Newen demonstrates A+E Network’s commitment to continued expansion in the international marketplace through strong, long-term partnerships with the best broadcast and production players,” said Patrick Vien, executive managing director, international, A+E Networks, in a statement. “Our formats belong to a new generation of television; they are entertainment with a social purpose. After major success in the U.S. and the UK we consider France’s audience to offer enormous potential for groundbreaking formats.”