Round-up of news from day two of MipTV in Cannes includes Warner Bros acquisition of the rights to Spanish gameshow Money Time and a Max Steel recommission.
Warner Bros. International Television Production has acquired format rights to distribute gameshow, Money Time, from Spanish producer 60dB.
The 65 episode series premiered on 3 April on the Mediaset Group channel, Cuatro.
In the show contestants must buy the time they think they will need to answer the questions correctly in each round. This is done by loading as much money as they choose into a large hour glass which converts the money into minutes.
The more time they buy and the more mistakes they make throughout each round, the less time they will have to answer the final question in the closing round.
Warner Bros’, senior vice president of creative, format development and sales, Andrew Zein, said: “We always hear from producers that they are looking for new game show formats that differentiate themselves from all the others out there, and Money Time does just that.”
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and Mattel have greenlit a second season of animation Max Steel. The 26 x 30-minute series brings the total number of episodes available to 52.
New sales for the first series of the sci-fi action show include deals struck with the UK (Nickelodeon), Germany (Nickelodeon), Australia (Channel 9), New Zealand (TV4), Canada (Teletoon), Benelux (Disney XD), Singapore (Mediacorps OKTV), Belgium (VMMA), Greece (Star), Israel (Noga) and the Philippines (ABS-CBN).
Overall, 18 broadcasters have licensed Max Steel, which is shown in 150 territories worldwide.
Passion Distribution’s reality mining series Prospectors has been licensed to National Geographic Channels International as part of a deal covering 171 countries.
The agreement covers Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East.
The 9 x 30 minute show, produced by High Noon Entertainment, which follows a group of miners searching for rare gems, premiered on The Weather Channel on 26 March.
Zodiak Rights has licensed the format of 19 Entertainment’s and Dick Clark Production’s dance show So You Think You Can Dance to Chinese format distributor IPCN.
The Chinese version of the talent show will be produced by IPCN and Canxing Production and the broadcaster is Dragon TV.
Twofour Rights has sold over 100 hours of factual, features and entertainment series to broadcasters across New Zealand.
Twofour’s distribution arm has secured sales for seven series, totalling 70 hours of shows, to Choice TV. The deal includes ITV’s Storage Hoarders and James Nesbitt’s Ireland.
The Living Channel has picked up 25 hours, including the second series of ITV travel doc Cornwall, while TVNZ acquired 21 hours of Twofour shows, including BBC2 series Alex Polizzi: The Fixer.
The deals were struck by senior sales executive Holly Hodges.
TV sales marketers DMI Productions has partnered with ITV Studios to help promote three shows including Poirot.
DMI produces the short-form videos which target acquisitions execs via distributor’s social media channels.
ITV Studios director of marketing Adrian Last said: “We’re constantly looking at ways that we can strengthen our relationships with audiences and customers. Sharing our content and getting engagement via social is a key way we can achieve this.”
This article first appeared on Screen’s sister website Broadcast.