MIPCOM: BBC Worldwide announces formats slate
BC Worldwide has acquired the format rights for Sewing Bee, from the creators of The Great British Bake Off, Love productions, ahead of MIPCOM 2013. The Great British Sewing Bee, which has been re-commissioned for a second series, won an average three million viewers and outperformed BBC Two’s primetime average share by 70% (amongst All Individuals 4+). The Sewing Bee format follows a nationwide competition to find the country’s best amateur sewer via three tense, time-limited challenges.
Elin Thomas, BBC Worldwide’s Director of Global Formats, commented, “The Great British Sewing Bee is already well on the way to replicating the phenomenal UK ratings success of The Great British Bake Off, and the format has the same universal appeal that’s already helped The Great Bake Off sell so well for us. We’re really excited to add this title to a wide-ranging slate of formats with huge international potential.”
Another new format is That Puppet Game Show, the BBC’s new family entertainment collaboration with the Jim Henson Company. A launch event for That Puppet Game Show will take place on October 8, 2013 with puppet host Dougie Colon in town to meet international broadcasters, along with Katie Taylor, UK Controller of Entertainment and Events, BBC Production. That Puppet Game Show pits two celebrities against each other in a mix of mental and physical games, as they compete to win a cash prize for their chosen charity. On set, various puppet characters set the challenges and interact with the guests, while viewers also get a glimpse backstage to see how these temperamental puppets put the show together.
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