All3Media Int’l to represent Eating with your Enemy
Global distributor All3Media International is partnering with Irish indie Animo TV and broadcaster Virgin Media Television to represent the format Eating with your Enemy (previously known as Eating with the Enemy).
All3Media International will handle global sales for the factual format, which recently launched on Virgin Media One.
The deal also includes distribution rights to the original finished 6 x 60-minute series by Animo TV.
Eating with your Enemy sees two people with “strongly opposing views” meet in a restaurant. The pair are watched by a team of psychologists who are decoding, observing and analysing their interactions to see where they can find common ground.
Love Island heads to Czech Republic and Slovakia
ITV Studios’ global rollout of its reality dating format Love Island continues with new pickups by TV Nova in Czech Republic and Markiza in Slovakia.
The deal marks 21 versions of the format, which sees single men and women live together in a villa and couple up in the hope of finding love and winning a cash prize.
The local version will be produced by Paprika Studios at the ITV Studios hub on Gran Canaria. The first season is scheduled to premiere this fall on SVOD platform VOYO.
Love Island is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group Ltd and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.
Can’t Stop Media, Banijay sign deal
Can’t Stop Media has signed a multi-territory development deal with Banijay spanning Brazil, India, Mexico, New Zealand Poland, Portugal, Russia and Spain for the shiny-floor entertainment show Mystery Duets.
The agreement follows exclusive deals with ITV Studios, MTV3, Vincent TV and Blu Yazmine in 12 territories and the launch of the format (also known as Duos Mysteres) in February on French channel TF1.
Created and produced by DMLSTV, the company behind the format The Secret Song (also distributed by Can’t Stop Media), the show sees famous singers and celebrities perform a duet without knowing with whom they will share the stage.
In the middle of the song, the contestants discover each other’s identity as the screen between them rises.
CBC inks deals for Fridge Wars
Canadian pubcaster CBC has secured multiple sales across Europe and North American for its original unscripted format Fridge Wars.
The series pits chefs against each other to create meals that please an average family, using only ingredients found in their fridge, in an effort to win the title of Fridge Wars Champion.
Aito Media in Finland, WeMake in France and Rochstar in Poland have all acquired the format rights along with Endemol Shine picking up the option for Germany.
Fridge Wars is a CBC original series, co-produced and co-created by CBC and The Gurin Company Inc. It first premiered on CBC in winter 2020 with the CW Network picking it up for air in the U.S. just a few months later.
The series is currently being represented outside of North America by Magnify Media out of the UK.