December 9, 2016
By Thanussha Priyah
Singapore– Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has secured a deal for the first official version in Southeast Asia of the award-winning global hit format, Dragons’ Den – which airs in the US and elsewhere as Shark Tank – with Shark Tank Vietnam. VTV has ordered a first season of 16 episodes, set for a 2017 launch.
The commission arrives on the heels of several additional recent orders of the successful format. In the Middle East, Rotana Media Group has ordered its first local adaptation with two seasons to air on its Khalijia channel starting next year. In Hungary, TV2 has ordered its first season of six episodes to air in April, 2017.
Meanwhile, in Australia, Network Ten has ordered a third season of Shark Tank Australia, which will also debut in 2017. Additionally, SPT will be producing Season 2 of Shark Tank México: Negociando con Tiburones following an extremely successful first season.