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BBC Worldwide lets new formats shine at MIPTV

March 22, 2017

BBC Worldwide will launch eight new formats at MIPTV, including Let it Shine, Let’s Sing and Dance, In Your Ear and The Boss, plus brand new scripted and returning non-scripted.

An exclusive BBC Worldwide event in Cannes will see Take That frontman and songwriter Gary Barlow OBE give a special performance to celebrate the international launch of Let It Shine. One of the top five UK entertainment launches of the last decade, this primetime shiny floor format puts talent centre stage, as superstar judges search for the country’s next big pop band.

Sumi Connock, Creative Director of Formats, BBC Worldwide said, “We’re thrilled to have Gary Barlow with us to celebrate the success of Let It Shine, and to help launch this primetime format around the world. The response to our new format slate was incredibly positive at BBC Worldwide’s Showcase event in February, and we’re looking forward to building on this at MIPTV.”

Other new BBC Worldwide entertainment formats for Cannes include the all-singing, all-dancing Let’s Sing & Dance, in which local celebrities don their dancing shoes and grab the mic. Tribal Bootcamp is an inspiring, funny and often jaw-dropping new format plunging two comedians into the world’s strongest, fittest and toughest tribes. New daytime quiz show The Boss combines tactics, strategy and scheming with laugh-out-loud moments.

Life-swap series Living as You – My Global Adventure takes people who have reached a crossroads in their lives and drops them into a brand-new life hundreds of miles from home. Fixed-rig format, In Your Ear sees contributors receive help from a diverse group of global advisors via a secret ear-piece, during an emotional life-changing event. Finally, Trauma Hour is a warm and authentic format following paramedics as they react to medical emergencies in real time around the country.

Scripted formats include Uncle, a series which follows the comic misadventures of an out-of-work musician as he forges an unlikely alliance with his nerdy nephew and gripping drama Doctor Foster, which returns for a second series in the UK later this year.

Returning non-scripted formats include !mpossible, You’re Back in the Room, Stupid Man Smart Phone, Ultimate Hell Week, Fishing Impossible, and global hits Dancing with the Stars and The Great Bake Off.

Recent format sales for BBC Worldwide include a deal with public broadcaster CyBC in Cyprus for a brand new series of The Weakest Link, and series 2 of The Great Bake Off was finalised with Keshet in Israel. The History Channel New Zealand has secured a second series of Coast New Zealand.

BBC Worldwide also licensed Stargazing Live to ABC in Australia. The three-part series, led by Professor Brian Cox, will air as live broadcasts on 4th, 5th, 6th April.

BBC Worldwide stand at MIPTV 2017: P3.B38. Palais Level 3

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