Endemol Shine Group takes Chinese format Puzzle Masters to global market
This is the second partnership between Endemol Shine China and Vision Media, who together created the Chinese version of The Brain, a format that sees contestants compete against each other in mental and physical challenges. Endemol Shine International has sold finished versions of The Brain China to broadcasters, VOD and OTT platforms, apps and airlines in countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Australia.
Electus International has acquired the format license for global and domestic distribution of Matchmakers, a Belgian reality dating format.
Produced by Roses are Blue, the 6 x 1 episode series puts an unsuspecting single on three hidden camera dates, with the single’s friends orchestrating the whole thing. The single will come into the studio to review the dates, and chooses which person will join them on a romantic trip.
The deal also includes U.S. remake rights
Bert Hamelinck, Anda Ackx and Mathias Coppens serve as executive producers.