Whether you’re in need of an out-of-the-box game show, heartwarming factual entertainment or even a gripping scripted format, our latest TV Formats Screenings Festival has you covered, spotlighting new and returning properties from across the globe.
Four long-running European hits are being made available for adaptation by international broadcasters and platforms via ZDF Studios, including the beloved entertainment show Wanna Bet?, which fuses talk, game and variety elements. “In this show, nothing is pre-recorded or edited,” says Ralf Rückauer, VP Unscripted. “If the celebrities lose their bet, they must complete a task of their own, most often an entertaining charitable gesture. Airing since 1981, Wanna Bet? is the absolute top entertainment show in the German-speaking territories and a hit around the world.” QUIZ HUNT, meanwhile, has shown consistent ratings growth in its home market. “The market share in this time slot has almost quadrupled, and subsequent time slots benefit from this rapid growth,” Rückauer notes. ZDF Studios has another quiz show on offer, the beloved Dalli Dalli, along with the factual offering Crime Watch XY.
All3Media International has a selection spanning all the key categories in the formats space, including a range of buzzy game shows. There’s Head to Head, which originated in Sweden and has already been adapted in four markets; Catch Phrase, created by Pasetta Productions and Steven Radosh; and the brand-new Picture Slam from Objective Media’s Triple Brew. “Easy to play, hard to win,” says Nick Smith, executive VP of formats, about Picture Slam, which launched on BBC One in the U.K. On the factual-entertainment front, there’s Millionaire Hoarders, in which antiques experts sift through homes seeking valuables; and Teenage Boss. All3Media International also boasts a slew of scripted formats, among them Liar, which has been successfully translated to over 12 territories, including Italy, Spain, France, India, Turkey, Germany, Greece and Malaysia.
Korean formats continue to make waves across the globe, and one of the buzziest new entries in that space is Something Special’s reality game show Battle in the Box. “Since the news broke in September about UKTV’s commissioning order, which features beloved comic Jimmy Carr, everyone has been eagerly waiting to see it,” says Praise ChanMi Shin, VP and head of sales and licensing. “The show is simple and entertaining, appealing to audiences of all ages. Optioned in Germany, the Nordics, Benelux, Australia and more to come.” Something Special is also showcasing a mystery-solving reality game- show concept called Still Alive.
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