Deals round-up: Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’; ‘Morning Show’ returns to Apple; ‘Black Snow’ travels

Netflix orders ‘The Corps’ & renews ‘The Diplomat’ Netflix has ordered comedy drama series The Corps (working title) and renewed political drama The Diplomat for a second season. The Corps hails from executive producers Andy Parker, Norman Lear, Brent Miller, Rachel Davidson, Scott Hornbacher and Sony Pictures Television. Inspired by the memoir The Pink Marine, […]

France Télévision installs ‘The Floor’ as daily & primetime fixture

France Télévisions has ordered a daily and primetime version of Talpa quiz show, The Floor. The format, which debuted last year on RTL4 in the Netherlands, will be produced in France by Satisfaction Group and is set to premiere in July. The Floor sees 100 quiz fanatics face off in quiz duels on a giant […]

Talpa appoints ITVS exec to lead creative partnerships & format sales

John de Mol’s Talpa has hired ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s Ingrid Akkerman to become its head of creative partnerships and format sales. Akkerman was most recently head of sales at ITVSGE and before that had spells at Endemol Shine Group (now Banijay). She will oversee the Talpa Creative Partnership scheme, which has delivered formats including […]

Format round-up: ‘Trash Or Treasure’ heads to Spain; Australia’s 10 strikes double Banijay deal; Eureka & Talpa team for ‘The Floor’ US launch

‘Trash Or Treasure’ heads to Spain Spain’s Aragón TV has ordered a local adaptation of the Banijay format Trash or Treasure, with the local title Basura o Tesoro. Cuarzo Producciones, a Banijay Iberia label, will produce alongside Delrío Visual. Based on the original format from Banijay’s Mastiff TV in Sweden, Basura o Tesoro is the […]

ITVS Global Entertainment rehires Talpa exec as VP licensing

UK-based ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) has rehired Talpa exec Milan Vollebregt as VP of licensing. In his new role, Vollebregt will represent the company’s format catalogue, and returns to ITVSGE where he spent a stint as license manager for emerging markets between January 2020 and August 2021. During that time, he was responsible for […]

Lithuania’s LRT snags ‘Dream Duets’ deal with John de Mol’s Talpa

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) has picked up music entertainment show Dream Duets from John de Mol’s Talpa. The show, which debuted in the Netherlands on Talpa’s SBS6, follows six famous singers who get the opportunity to sing and record a video duet with a singer with whom they would normally never be able to perform. The […]

Seven in Oz lands on John De Mol’s ‘Million Dollar Island’

Australia’s Seven Network has become the latest broadcaster to order a local version of Talpa format Million Dollar Island. The reality survival show, which recently sold to NBC in the US and MENA-based MBC Group, will be produced by Eureka Productions and is set to air in 2023. Seven’s chief content officer for entertainment, Angus Ross, said the […]

MBC orders Mid-East version of Talpa’s ‘Million Dollar Island’

MENA-based MBC Group has become the latest buyer of Talpa format, Million Dollar Island. The reality survival show, which recently sold to NBC in the US, will be produced in Saudi Arabia by Blue Engine Studios, Talpa’s regional partner. The show is set to air on a yet-to-be-announced MBC channel, as well as on streamer Shahid […]

Sales round-up: European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’; Bell Media & Discovery snag ‘Patrol shows; Noah Media takes ‘Stewart’ rights

European & Oz pre-sales for ‘Superbrands’ Nine Network in Australia, TV2 in Denmark and RTL in the Netherlands have inked pre-sale deals with UK distributor and production funding broker Silverlining Rights for HLP Studios’ upcoming Channel 4 series Inside The Superbrands. The 8 x 60-minute series goes behind the doors of some of the world’s […]

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