FremantleMedia Brings New Formats to MIPTV Market

Fittest Family

Line-up of new formats in FremantleMedia catalogue includes 'The Love Table', 'Fittest Family', 'Masterpiece', 'An Hour to Save Your Life' and 'The Christmas Light Fight'.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

FremantleMedia, worldwide distributor of formats such as 'Idols', 'Got Talent' and 'Family Feud', adds new shows to the catalogue. Buyers will have a change to see, discuss and possibly acquire new dating show, two family competitions, medical observational reality format and talent show at spring MIPTV market in Cannes.

This is the line-up of new formats in FremantleMedia MIPTV catalogue, as described in press release:

The Love Table sees the world’s first flat-pack dating machine – a completely interactive, electronic and talking table, that will help singletons to bag themselves a date. With her LED screen the Love Table cheekily reveals more about the girls and guys seated across each other, by hacking into their online profiles and activities. Using the latest technology and social media the Love Table exposes the most intimate details of their lives, helping them to get to know each other and steering them in the right direction in their quest for love.

Fittest Family is an Irish format by Animo TV/Kite Entertainment and FremantleMedia has recently secured global format rights. The show sees 12 sports mad families compete for the title of the fittest family and a cash prize. Each episode sees 4 sporting legends assigned to coach the families and push them to their fitness max. The families compete against one another as they get put through a set of extreme challenges with only the fittest surviving. It is currently airing on Irish RTÉ One in 7:30pm Saturday slot.

Masterpiece. New talent show for aspiring writers. The series aims to find the next big name in literature and sees contestants compete for the chance to see their first work printed by a renowned publisher. Contestants are shortlisted through a series of interviews and a critique of previously prepared work, with the chosen few going on to compete in a number of literary challenges that are marked by expert judges.

An Hour to Save Your Life is a medical observational reality format. Following specialist clinicians as they respond to the most serious of cases, the series offers an insight into the minute-by-minute decisions that are made in the fight for life. Each episode follows the responses to three very different medical emergencies regarding critically ill patients.

The Christmas Light Fight is a festive competition. From the breath-taking to the bonkers, families decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas and they compete against one another each week to transform their homes for the holidays. The families are whittled down to four finalists, who are then flown to a surprise finale city to compete for a cash prize. Format known from American ABC prime-time.

Ratings of 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' on ABC in USA (aired December 9-23, 2013), 18-49 (live+SD, source: Nielsen)