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Sales roundup: “Kids in Power” heads to Germany; Palomar takes Armoza’s “Back to Life”

Gil Formats’ Kids in Power heads to Germany TV content creator and distributor Gil Formats has secured a deal with Germany’s Eldorado TV for its new factual entertainment format Kids in ...
November 30, 2017

Gil Formats’ Kids in Power heads to Germany

TV content creator and distributor Gil Formats has secured a deal with Germany’s Eldorado TV for its new factual entertainment format Kids in Power.

Kids in Power’ (pictured), a co-development with South Korean media co CJ E&M, is a social experiment format that aims to transform the lives of families in which parents struggle with their kids’ behavior.

Over the course of a week, the parents and children in a family reverse their roles. Parents give absolute authority to their children on all matters of the household including setting the rules, managing the money and making calls on nutrition, screen time and chores.

With insights given by two experts, the experiment shows what kids truly want and how they come to understand the weight of their parents’ responsibilities. This process also often makes the parents realize adjustments they may need to make going forward.

The original Korean version of Kids in Power aired on CJ E&M’s flagship channel tvN.

Palomar takes local rights to Armoza Formats’ Back to Life

Italian television and film prodco Palomar has inked a deal for the local rights to Armoza Formats’ Back to Life. 

Created by Israel’s Channel 1o in partnership with Armoza, the docuseries follows patients and their families as they wait for lifesaving organ donations.

Each episode gives audiences an intimate look at the struggle of those at the head of the waiting list while also looking at the story of their organ donor.

Back to Life was recently taken in Poland by prodco Rochstar; in Germany by pubcaster WDR; in addition, the show will soon air on Israel’s Channel 10.

Nippon TV’s Ultimate Brain gets a second season in Belgium and The Netherlands

Japan broadcaster Nippon TV’s quiz format Ultimate Brain has been picked up for a second season in both Belgium (VRT Ketnet) and The Netherlands (NPO Zapp).

Ultimate Brain (12 x 60) is a scientific experiment entertainment program, where challengers split into teams and compete against each other to answer science-themed questions.

Sputnik Media finalized the deal for both territories.

The Ultimate Brain already has localized version airing in China and the UK, where three seasons have aired on pubcaster BBC’s channel CBBC. The format is distributed by Nippon TV in Japan, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.Eccho Rights distributes the format in all other countries and territories

 

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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