Extra: HGTV lines up auction special; Banijay takes rights to “Wanna Bet?”

HGTV lines up auction special Discovery, Inc. home and garden network HGTV is lining up a special that will help families uncover the true value of their belongings. Produced by Duffkat Media ...
May 17, 2018

HGTV lines up auction special

Discovery, Inc. home and garden network HGTV is lining up a special that will help families uncover the true value of their belongings.

Produced by Duffkat Media for Leftfield Pictures, Everything but the House will follow auction experts as they appraise a variety of household items – from artwork to vintage clothing and antique décor – in the hopes of selling them off at auction for a hefty profit.

The special will follow sisters Val and Dina as they attempt to settle the estate of their late aunt and auction experts identify and price items of value, many of which were purchased during the aunt’s extensive world travels.

Flea Market Flip creator and exec producer Lara Spencer will serve as narrator and executive producer on the special. Will Nothacker, Karen Kunkel Young, Anthony Mastanduno, Jon Nielsen, Andy Nielsen and Mandana Dayani will also executive produce.

Everything but the House premieres May 20 at 10 a.m. ET/PT on HGTV.

Banijay takes international rights to Wanna Bet?

Global production and distribution company Banijay Group has acquired the worldwide rights to ZDF Enterprises’ shiny floor game show format Wanna Bet?.

The Paris-based media company, through its international distribution arm Banijay Rights, will represent the entertainment format to buyers outside of German-speaking Europe and the U.S. In addition, Banijay Group and its global production businesses will produce a number of its own international versions.

Each episode of Wanna Bet? sees members of the public performing a host of unusual, and often difficult, tasks in front of a cast of celebrity guests, who then bet on the task’s outcome with a wager of an embarrassing, amusing or charitable activity. The celebrity with the most success is crowned the “Bet King”.

Wanna Bet? has already been adapted in 12 territories, including in Italy where Magnolia produces locally for Mediaset’s Canale 5.

Production underway on Vintage Tech Hunters 
Filming is underway on new half-hour series Vintage Tech Hunters, produced by Boat Rocker Media’s unscripted arm Crooked Horse Productions.

The 14-part series for Discovery Canada follows collectors Shaun Hatton and Bohus Blahut as they look for ancient valuable tech in attics, garages, flea markets and auctions.

Production on Vintage Tech Hunters will take place across North America in Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. Boat Rocker Rights holds the international distribution rights to the series. The show will air on Discovery in Canada, though a premiere date has not yet been announced.

Exec producers on the series include Boat Rocker’s Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, along with Crooked Horse’s David Lerech and Bree Tiffin, with Discovery’s Edwina Follows. Robert Scott serves as series producer.

Boat Rocker announced the launch of Crooked Horse in 2017 as it looked to expand its focus in the unscripted space. The new division launched with a pair of projects, including Late Nite Eats, which is produced in partnership with Cooking Channel in the U.S.

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