Scripps, TVN first programming collaboration
October 7, 2015
Colin Mann @ MIPCOM
Scripps Networks Interactive and TVN have joined up for their first programming agreement since Scripps Networks acquired the leading Polish broadcaster earlier this year. TVN has secured the format rights to create a Polish version of DIY Network’s popular home improvement series Kitchen Crashers.
The Polish version of the series will be titled Polowanie na kuchnię and will feature local journalist and interior designer and renovation guru Dorota Szelągowska, known to Polish audiences from other home improvement series including Dorota was urządzi (Dorota will set you up) and Metamorfozy Doroty Szelągowskiej (Makeovers by Dorota Szelągowska). Production is due to begin towards the end of the year, with the series slated to premiere on TVN Style in Spring 2016.
“Scripps Networks Interactive is already the leader in creating high quality lifestyle content and through this collaboration with TVN, we will be able to bring our content to even more homes across Poland” said Jim Samples, President, International, Scripps Networks Interactive. “Kitchen Crashers is an excellent example of some of the great home-themed programming that we trust will really compliment the great content that TVN already produces.”
Markus Tellenbach, President and CEO of TVN SA, said the move was a great first step in bringing two trusted brands together. “We are excited to adapt a widely successful US format like Kitchen Crashers for our Polish viewers and think it will be very well received.”
Additionally, TVN Group has also secured the rights to air a number of other Scripps Networks original series including House Crashers and Rehab Addict on TVN Style; Backroad Gold on TVN Turbo; and Hotel Impossible on TTV. Episodes from these shows are scheduled to begin airing from Autumn 2015.
Kitchen Crashers is one of the most popular programmes on Scripps Networks’ home improvement channel, DIY Network. Season eight, which premiered in spring 2015 in the US, was a top 10 show for the network with viewers age 25 to 54. Season nine is currently in production and is scheduled to air in early 2016.