Please wait...
Please wait...
Home > Sections > C21FormatsLab
Club C21
C21FormatsLab - News & Features
  • A matter of time
    Zig Zag Productions’ chief reports from Mipcom in Cannes, where it seems that as much as things change, they stay the same.
  • Turner Lat Am signs for Warner formats
    Turner Latin America is to represent formats created by Warner Bros International Television Production in the region.
  • Universal gives voice to UK kids in US
    Universal Kids is preparing to launch the first season of the UK version of The Voice Kids in the US.
  • Fremantle, Fuji go big with Little Presenter
    Production giant Fremantle has partnered with Japanese broadcaster Fuji Television to launch children-focused entertainment format Little Presenter.
  • C21's complete Mipcom 2018 round-up
    MIPCOM: If you're travelling home from Cannes or just got back, why not catch up with C21’s comprehensive coverage of Mipcom and MipJunior, which runs to almost 160 stories, using these links.
  • Mediacorp dials up Stupid Man, Smart Phone
    MIPCOM: Singaporean broadcaster Mediacorp has picked up a BBC Studios factual entertainment format that challenges a city-dwelling comedian to complete outdoor adventures armed only with his phone.
  • The Four hit Record in Brazil
    MIPCOM: Brazilian broadcaster Record TV has picked up Armoza Formats’ primetime singing competition The Four for local adaptation.
  • Liberty out of Endemol Shine race
    MIPCOM: US-based telco giant Liberty Global has become the latest company to back away from the battle to acquire Endemol Shine Group.
  • Time to rewind
    21ON21 YEARS: C21 is celebrating its 21st birthday and to mark the occasion, we’ve rewound to 1997 to pick out a few trends, deals and shows from the period.
  • Survivor found in Germany
    MIPCOM: RTL-owned German channel Vox has become the latest international broadcaster to commission a local version of Banijay’s classic reality format Survivor.
  • Fremantle series land in Lat Am
    MIPCOM: AMC, National Geographic and DirecTV are among the broadcasters to have picked up Fremantle programming to air in Latin America.
  • Quest Arabiya tucks into BBCS food format
    MIPCOM: Quest Arabiya in the UAE has become the first international channel to adapt BBC Studios format No Kitchen Required.
  • Twofour two taken by Euro nets
    MIPCOM: Three European channels are set to adapt UK formats picked up from distributor Twofour Rights here in Cannes.
  • Germany’s Last Cop heads for US
    MIPCOM: The creator of NBC series Shades of Blue has teamed with Red Arrow Studios International and Universal Television to take a German police drama to the US.
  • Sweden has a go at Armoza format
    MIPCOM: ITV Studios Sweden AB has optioned the rights to Armoza Formats’ primetime show I Can Do That! and will now start pitching a Swedish version to local broadcasters.
  • Nine returns to SeaChange, builds Lego
    Australia’s Nine Network has commissioned a contemporary version of a classic local drama and an adaptation of a UK gameshow format.
  • MTV, WebTVAsia in shortform pact
    MIPCOM: Viacom International Media Networks’ youth brand MTV and Asian media group WebTVAsia have agreed a deal to collaborate on shortform content.
  • Fuji's Train Man gets musical remake for US
    MIPCOM: Train Man, a romantic drama from Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV, is being remade as a musical series in the US by Everybody Loves Raymond showrunners Phil Rosenthal and Tucker Cawley.
  • GoQuest takes Indiscreet Call
    MIPCOM: Mumbai-based GoQuest Formats has picked up distribution rights to a gameshow from Spain’s Mandarina Productions.
  • German industry toasts originals record
    MIPCOM: Around 350 delegates attended the biannual German cocktail reception in Cannes last night as the German TV market prepares for the launch of a record number of original drama series this fall.

Send us your news by
clicking here
Editor's choice
  • Ones to watch Richard Middleton trawls through the new releases at MipTV and picks out shows worth screening, ranging...
  • True to formats UK format exporters have faced considerable competition in recent years, but new buyers and production...
  • Blossoming Belgium Format development is cooling down in the Netherlands but hotting up across the border in Belgium, the...
  • Power to the format Topics such as people power, AI and the reinvention of reality to take on drama led the debate about...
  • Brand new ground Brands are finding new ways to get their messages across to consumers and original video content could...