Endemol announces strong slate for MIPCOM
Editor | 18-09-2012
As its days of financial and boardroom upheaval seem far away now, production company Endemol has announced its line-up of formats for MIPCOM 2012 with competition and quiz formats to the fore.
Said 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.”
At the vanguard of the offerings will be Your Face Sounds Familiar, a talent competition with a comedy twist where celebrities take on a new identity as a music performer and are awarded points for singing, style and believability. Originally produced by Endemol Spain for Antena 3, the programme 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. Created by Endemol Germany; World Games successfully launched on Pro.Sieben 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. 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 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.
Finally 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. endemol has partnered with format owner 7yaccion to develop plan b for the international marke.