Three top international production companies have optioned Media Ranch’s recently-acquired gameshow entertainment Format, Watch! Production partners Talpa Germany, WeMakefrom France and Matchbox Pictures, an NBCUniversal International Studios company from Australia, all optioned the new Media Ranch Format which was created by prolific producersDan Munday and John Kirhoffer. Watch! is an epic new format that mixes emotional and exhilarating world-class performances with a high stakes game show! … [Read more...] about Media Ranch partners with 3 Global Production Houses for Watch!
MELBOURNE/LONDON – NBCUniversal International Studios and Matchbox Pictures have announced they are backing Tony Ayres’ brand new production company. The award-winning writer, director and producer has launched Tony Ayres Productions (TAP) to specialise in high end scripted drama and feature films for both Australian and international audiences. Headquartered in Australia, TAP will operate as an independent company, creating its own slate of television programmes and feature films. … [Read more...] about NBCUniversal and Matchbox Pictures back Tony Ayres’ new label
Foxtel announced on May 8 that the hit reality series, The Real Housewives of Melbourne, has been commissioned for a second season on Arena. Produced by Matchbox Pictures, part of NBCUniversal International Television Production, The Real Housewives of Melbourne season one was a runaway success for Arena and Foxtel and averaged a consolidated cumulative audience of 428,000 viewers each episode. The season premiere delivered a final consolidated cumulative average audience of … [Read more...] about “The Real Housewives of Melbourne” commissioned for season two
KidsCo, a joint venture owned by NBCUniversal and Corus Entertainment, is now broadcasting from Corus Quay in Toronto. The channel also unveiled a new, refreshed on-air look developed by Corus, which will be complemented by original, new content, and a new website. KidsCo’s 2013 re-launch promo reel Recently, KidsCo licensed a slate of fresh content from Nelvana including Beyblade, Grossology, Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar to further bolster the channel’s … [Read more...] about TV ASIA Plus WEB-EXCLUSIVE: One-on-one with Managing Director of KidsCo TV, Hendrik McDermott (Video inside)
Foxtel has commissioned The Real Housewives of Australia, the first Australian installment of the world’s number one lifestyle reality franchise that provides an insider view on the lifestyles of the wealthy and pampered women found in the more high-class parts of cities worldwide. To air next year on Arena, this docu-drama will be produced by Matchbox Pictures and will take viewers on a ride into the extravagant lives of five of Australia’s most privileged, powerful and glamorous … [Read more...] about The Real Housewives goes down under
London – KidsCo, the international children’s channel, has announced that it has commissioned a short-form series with Australia’s Matchbox Pictures, the award-winning Australian TV and film production company. The short-form series will air internationally in early 2013 across all KidsCo territories with the series developed in collaboration with Australian actress, comedian and writer, Julie Eckersley, and the creators of the untitled series, Troy and Zara Swindells-Grose. … [Read more...] about KidsCo Inks content deal with Matchbox Pictures