Best TV Formats globally: Tracking global demand for TV Formats

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Every edition, we try and bring you trends on content demand trends within our industry. Vitrina tracks transactions across IP-Development, Production, Distribution, Acquisition and Collaborations from 60+ markets. This gives us the best global scan and understanding of what contents hot and what’s not.

In this edition, besides our usual fare of the latest production financing, distribution, and acquisition trends, we have an additional attraction: TV Formats! Genres, unlike TV formats, are conceptual frameworks existing in the minds of content producers and viewers. They are not tangible commodities that could be bought and sold globally. TV formats, on the other hand, represent products actively traded in the global marketplace. They have evolved into an integral part of the television industry’s business landscape. Changes in distribution technologies and the evolution of transnational media enterprises have resulted in a multitude of new content being produced and copyrighted to ensure format developers are able to secure larger revenues internationally.

Let’s look at some of the latest trends in the production, distribution and acquisition of TV Formats.

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Hot & Trending

Fremantle, an undisputed leader in TV format development, boasts successful formats sold worldwide, totaling nearly 40,000 hours of programming. The company’s extensive content catalog showcases the diverse genres TV Formats now encompass. While previously limited to games and quiz shows, TV Formats have evolved to span nearly every genre.

In the past, format developers faced challenges addressing plagiarism due to limited international influence. However, the landscape has evolved. With the establishment of organizations like the ‘Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA)’, the industry has taken proactive measures. Many format developers, including major players like Fremantle, now collaborate with multinational media enterprises, often forming joint ventures with local studios and production houses. This strategy not only protects their intellectual property but also enhances their ability to navigate and succeed in foreign markets.

Fremantle TV Formats
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High impact TV Formats

So which high-impact TV Formats have already shown to be successful in other markets and streaming services?

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Most distributed TV Formats

Which TV Formats have been chosen by platforms globally? This is one of the powerful indicators tracked by Vitrina to determine high demand and impact content. We found more than 10,000 titles that have been acquired by multiple platforms. Many of these have been adapted in other regions and some are also developed locally to produce culturally relevant versions

American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior

TV Series | 2009,
English, Reality – Returning Series
Country of origin: United States of America

Worldwide Reach – 94 Platforms
(Platforms including Prime Video, Netflix, Paramount +, Hulu and more)

lego masters

LEGO Masters

TV Series | 2020 | TV-PG
English, Family, Reality – Returning Series
Country of origin: United States of America

Worldwide Reach – 62 Platforms
(Platforms including Netflix, ITV, Prime Video, Hulu and more)

America got talent

America’s Got Talent

TV Series | 2006 | TV-PG
English, Reality : Returning Series
Country of origin: United States of America

Worldwide Reach – 62 Platforms
(Platforms including ITV, Netflix, Hulu, NBC and more)

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Businesses highly engaged in TV format deals (last 2 years)

Every year, TV Formats rights are acquired to develop and produce adapted versions in several markets. There are some companies that stand out in this field. Vitrina keeps an eye on TV Format deals as they happen. This way, you can connect with the best in the business to stay on top of the Formats business in entertainment . If you are a production studio specializing in format development, knowing who the top players are is paramount to success.

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Top dealmakers for TV Formats

Who are the most influential dealmakers in the industry for TV Formats?

Vitrina tracks deals, transactions and catalogs across Content IP, Development, Production, Acquisitions and Collaborations. We follow the activities of influential dealmakers across genres, countries, and companies. Understanding the key players in TV Formats is valuable. However, identifying influential dealmakers brings you closer to finalizing deals. Check out some of the dealmakers picked up by our system. Click on link to learn about the others

Sophie Ferron Top Dealmakers For TV Formats

Sophie Ferron

Media Ranch
lucas green Top Dealmakers For TV Formats

Lucas Green

Banijay
Tim Gerhartz Top Dealmakers For TV Formats

Tim Gerhartz

Red Arrow Studios International
Angus Ross Top Dealmakers For TV Formats

Angus Ross

Seven Network
Ruth Berry Top Dealmakers For TV Formats

Ruth Berry

ITV Studios
Haryaty Rahman Top Dealmakers For TV Formats

Haryaty Rahman

Fremantle
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Top buyers of TV Format Rights

Who are the largest acquirers for TV Formats? From our daily monitoring of content acquisition deals as well as streamer catalogs, we are able to create lists of the largest buyers for every genre, language and country. For TV Formats, check out some of the largest buyers:

Prime video
Banijay Rights
Fremantle
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Recently trending TV Formats

Let’s take a look at some of the most notable formats being acquired globally. Starting with trending formats, we also look at some of the most acquired formats in recent weeks including a special mention of formats featured at the recently concluded MIPCOM 2023 event

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Recently acquired Format Rights
Married at First sight

Married At First Sight

TV Azteca signed a IP & Development deal with Spiral International for Married at First Sight for Mexico

Love Island

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ITV 2 signed a IP & Development deal with Lifted Entertainment and Motion Content Group for Love Island: All Stars

Password

Password

Alpha TV signed a IP & Development deal for Password Greece Version (W/T) for Greece

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TV Formats being produced
Celebrity Hunted

Celebrity Hunted – France – Manhunt Season 3
(Season Renewal)

Prime Video signed a production deal with Endemol France for Celebrity Hunted – France – Manhunt Season 3 for France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco

Find it Fix it Flog it

Find It, Fix It, Flog It
(Season Renewal)

UKTV signed a production deal with HCA Entertainment for Find It, Fix It, Flog It Season 8-9

Celebrity Race Across the World

Celebrity Race Across the World
(Season Renewal)

BBC signed a production deal with Studio Lambert for Celebrity Race Across the World Season 2

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TV Formats At MIPCOM 2023
Drag Race Philippines

Drag Race Philippines
(Season Renewal)

WOW Presents Plus signed a production deal with World of Wonder and Fullhouse Asia Production Studios Inc for Drag Race Philippines Season 3 for Global

Beat My Mini-Mes Spain

Beat My Mini-Mes Spain

Antena 3 signed a IP & Development deal with Fox Alternative Entertainment and Atresmedia for Beat My Mini-Mes Spain (W/T) for Spain

My Mum, Your Dad

My Mum, Your Dad
(Season Renewal)

ITV Studios signed a production deal with Lifted Entertainment for My Mum, Your Dad Season 2

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[On-Demand Webinar] : TV Formats | Acquisition Strategies

Missed our webinar? During the webinar we reviewed the most successful TV Formats internationally as well as ways to acquire hot, trending and high-demand Formats. Watch the recording now!

Our Regular Features

Our weekly global scan of new Productions getting greenlit/ financed as well as high-demand content and IP being acquired from around the world.

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Vitrina’s Methodology

Our “High-Demand Content” lists are based on following dealmakers – thousands of leaders in Content Acquisition for every major and minor streamer, broadcaster and distributor. We follow their actions individually as well as cumulatively to understand global demand. We call this approach “Collective Wisdom of Content Curators“. Read more about our methodology.

Latest TV Productions
Pokemon Horizon
Latest Film Productions
Super Mario Bros
Pippa

Prime Video signed an acquisition deal with RSVP and Roy Kapur Films for Pippa

High Demand UnScripted Drama’s
Homicide with ron iddles

CBS signed an acquisition deal with BossaNova for
Homicide: With Ron Iddles

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[On-Demand Webinar] : TV Formats | Acquisition Strategies

Missed our webinar? During the webinar we reviewed the most successful TV Formats internationally as well as ways to acquire hot, trending and high-demand Formats. Watch the recording now!

[On-Demand Webinar] : TV Formats | Acquisition Strategies

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