London – Independent distributor all3media International continues to achieve Scandinavian success for hit factual entertainment show The Great Interior Design Challenge, as the format is renewed for Denmark and the second season of the original Studio Lambert production is picked up in Sweden.
The recently merged Strix/Gong has confirmed it will go into production in 2015 on a second season of The Great Interior Design Challenge, commissioned again by Denmark’s SBS Discovery. This latest deal follows SBS’s successful air of the first 32-episode series in a daily slot. Featuring celebrities carrying out the interior makeovers, the Danish version has performed well on Kanal 5s access prime slot.
Also in Scandinavia, Viasat Broadcasting in Sweden has renewed its commitment to the programme, acquiring season two of the original UK version for air next year. Produced by Studio Lambert, the second 16×60’ series recently aired on BBC Two in the UK.
“We were immediately convinced that The Great Interior Design Challenge would work well for us in Denmark when we saw it on paper, so we are very happy to see a strong format like this go into a second series with SBS Discovery.” said Niels Lindberg, Acquisitions Manager
Nick Smith, SVP International Format Production, said, “We are delighted to see this format performing so well and earning an immediate recommission in Denmark as it did in the UK where it has just achieved such strong ratings for its second season on the BBC. The show has a strong, simple premise and execution which lends itself successfully to local format production.”
The format renewal in Denmark adds to recent adaptations of The Great Interior Design Challenge in France (further details forthcoming at later date).
The first 12×60’ season of Studio Lambert’s original version has also been picked up by Viasat for Norway, The Living Channel in New Zealand and BBC Global for its Africa feed. In addition, Foxtel in Australia has acquired both season one and two.