London: 17th September 2012
Endemol unveils slate of new entertainment formats
for MIPCOM 2012
- International hit Your Face Sounds Familiar leads Endemol's line up for MIPCOM 2012
- Brand new series World Games, The Bodyguard and Love is in the Air make their international debut, alongside returning format Plan B
- Come and visit Endemol at the Lerin's Hall (LR5.15)
(Virtual Press Office) Endemol, the world's largest independent production company, today announced its line up of formats for MIPCOM 2012.
International success Your Face Sounds Familiar is a talent competition with a comedy twist. Celebrities take on a new identity as an iconic music performer and are awarded points for singing, style and believability. But the catch is they could well find themselves transformed into someone far older, younger or even of the opposite sex. Originally produced by Endemol Spain for Antena 3, Your Face Sounds Familiar has been sold to nine territories including China and Italy.
World Games sees two celebrity rivals travel the globe competing in extreme challenges set in exotic locations. From Thai-boxing blindfolded in Thailand or jumping from the world's highest bungee tower in Macau, each task pushes the contestants mentally and physically. They must also conquer a tough new task relating to the country they've just visited in front of a studio audience. Created by Endemol Germany; World Games successfully launched on ProSieben earlier this year winning its primetime Saturday night slot in the target 14-49 demo.
From Endemol UK is The Bodyguard, a game show where contestants team up with their favourite celebrities and are challenged to serve and protect their famous partners....literally. Piloted in the UK for BBC One, The Bodyguard sees the trainee minders put through their paces in a series of funny, challenging and entertaining games.
Love is in the Air – from Endemol Netherlands is a heart-felt reality series that reunites loved ones residing in far flung countries. The host flies around the world to reunite best friends, family or soul mates. Each moving story tells the tale of a close pair who miss each other terribly but haven't been able to organise the journey themselves. The host arranges the emotional get-together before saying goodbye and leaving for the next destination and reunion.
Plan B uses social media and television to join together people who have never met before to spontaneously make music over the Internet, creating original tracks that are immediately available for download. The interactive dance music format is based on the innovative multiplatform strand within Spanish TV entertainment hit 'The Anthill', which has generated number one dance hits week after week. Endemol has partnered with format owner 7Yaccion to develop Plan B for the international market.
Iris Boelhouwer, Endemol's MD of Creative Operations says; "Our slate for MIPCOM 2012 offers a great mix of entertainment, comedy, music and reality. These are formats with significant international potential that have already won over viewers in key territories. We're especially proud of Your Face Sounds Familiar which is fast becoming Endemol's next big global success."
Come and visit Endemol at the Lerin's Hall (LR5.15).
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Endemol is the largest independent television and digital production company in the world. It comprises a global network of over 80 companies in 31 countries and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Endemol works with approximately 300 broadcasters, digital platforms and licensees worldwide and covers all elements of the entertainment spectrum including development, production, marketing, distribution and franchise management.
The company annually produces approximately 20,000 hours of content across genres, including entertainment, reality TV, game shows, comedy, drama, sport, docu-dramas, animation, features and feature films. Its credits include international hits such as Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Wipeout and The Money Drop. Its growing drama portfolio includes Hell on Wheels, Hot in Cleveland, Leverage, Home and Away, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Rush and Dutch series Penoza, which is now being remade as Red Widow for ABC in the USA.
Endemol is also one of the world's largest independent distributors of formats and finished programming, with a growing library of over 3,000 formats and more than 24,000 hours of content. The company's creative teams around the world are continuously developing new ideas that are shared across the Endemol network.