RTL takes Paradise Hotel to Germany
Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland (RTL Germany) has licensed the format rights to reality series Paradise Hotel.
The format sees 11 singles checking into a luxury resort where they’ll mingle and try to pair off. Each week, the contestant without a partner is eliminated and a new contestant is brought in to replace them.
The new commission comes ahead of the U.S. two-hour premiere of Paradise Hotel (pictured) on Fox on May 9. The U.S. version was commissioned from Mentorn Media and 495 Productions.
Paradise Hotel first bowed on Fox in 2003 and has been adapted in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
The series will launch in Germany on RTL Germany’s streaming service TVNOW at an unspecified date.
The deal with RTL was brokered on behalf of Passion Distribution by sales manager Alexa Dubard.
BBC4 to celebrate Latin music
Brighton-based indie Factory Films has been commissioned by BBC4 to produce two series set to revel in the diverse world of Latin American music.
Anchoring the orders is the 3 x 60-minute Huey Morgan’s Latin Music (3×60), in which BBC Radio 6 DJ and Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman Huey Morgan journeys to Puerto Rico, Brazil and Cuba to dive deep into the foundations of the Latin sound in an attempt to understand its enduring appeal and influence.
The series is commissioned for BBC4 by Jan Younghusband, head of commissioning for BBC Music Television.
In Session With (3 x 30 minutes), meanwhile, will offer intimate insight into live recording sessions of renowned musicians from Puerto Rico, Brazil and Cuba. Each film will serve as an immersive portrait of the artist, the instruments and influences that have shaped their sound.
Both series are executive produced by Factory’s Julie Heathcote and Sam Anthony. The series producer is Clare Tavernor.
Family Food Fight heads to Mexico’s Televisia
Global content creator Endemol Shine Group is sending its culinary competition format Family Food Fight to Mexico.
The localized adaptation will be produced by Endemol Shine Boomdog and will air south of the border on Mexican broadcaster Televisia.
Created by Endemol Shine Australia, Family Food Fight is an original format developed with Aussie net Channel Nine, where it has already aired a second season. U.S. broadcaster ABC has also picked up the cooking culinary competition series with Endemol Shine North America set to produce a version that will premiere later this year.
Mexico will serve as the second Latin American country to air the format, after its successful Argentine adaptation, broadcast last year by Telefe.
The Mexican acquisition now brings the cookery program to six territories.