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Extra: D360 and Fremantle find global production partners for formats

Distribution360 names partners for Race Against the Tide London’s Distribution360 has announced production partners for its new competition series, Race Against the Tide (pictured). Eureka Productions (The Voice) will take the format in Australia, ...
March 14, 2022

Distribution360 names partners for Race Against the Tide

London’s Distribution360 has announced production partners for its new competition series, Race Against the Tide (pictured).

Eureka Productions (The Voice) will take the format in Australia, Free Kings (Bake Off) lands rights for Dutch-speaking Belgium, BBC Studios (Dancing With the Stars) optioned both French and German-speaking territories in Europe, EQ Media Group (Cooks on Fire) will launch in New Zealand, while Tern Television (Scotland’s Sacred Islands with Ben Fogle) lands the UK and Ireland.

Created and produced by Toronto’s marblemedia, Race Against the Tide puts world-class sand sculpting teams to the ultimate test as they compete against each other and the unstoppable tide. The competitors work to dig, pound and carve sculptures made entirely of sand before the tide comes crashing in.

The original 10 x 30 series, commissioned by CBC, was filmed on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada – home to the highest tide in the world.

ABC wants to know: Who Do You Believe?

ABC has greenlit the unscripted series Who Do You Believe?, which uses simultaneous storytelling to tell crime stories from two perspectives. Viewers will hear from both victims and criminals, and will have to play armchair detective to uncover the truth.

Who Do You Believe? is produced by Lime Pictures (All3Media) in association with Walt Disney Television’s newly formed alternative production unit. Sarah Tyekiff and Ben Crompton serve as executive producers for Lime Pictures, Alex Weresow serves as the showrunner and executive producer, and Suzanne Ali as Co-Executive Producer.

ZDF announces War Gamers

ZDF Enterprises has announced the co-production of War Gamers (6 x 50 minutes), a new series uncovering the heroic story of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS), and the critical role they played in WWII – including the defeat a massive convoy of German U boats.

Produced by London’s World Media Rights in association with ZDF Enterprises for Curiosity Inc, the series will premiere on SVOD Curiosity Stream in 2022. ZDF Enterprises will handle the distribution in select international markets. The six-part series begins filming this month.

Fremantle to produce Fame in the Family format globally

London-based Fremantle has announced a partnership with Salamanda Media to produce entertainment format Fame in the Family across the globe. The format, which sees four dinner guests work out which of them is related to their celebrity host, premiered in the UK on Channel 4 mid-March.

Fame in the Family is set in a secret dining location where famous faces host four dinner guests they’ve never met. All have had a DNA test and at least one of them is a cousin of the celebrity, but no one knows who.

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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