Amid budgetary pressures and a renewed focus on local entertainment, format distributors are finding a wealth of opportunities for proven brands and breakout new IP across game shows, dating, talent and more. Clicking on each show title below will take you directly to the trailer.

Talent competitions show no signs of going out of style, and FOX Entertainment Global is feeling bullish about the prospects of its new entry in this space, Beat My Mini-Mes. In the big studio competition format, celebrity singers face off surrounded by talented kids all wearing the same outfit. “Beat My Mini-Mes is a large-scale, multigenerational talent competition show,” says David Smyth, executive VP of content sales and partnerships. “Celebrity singers compete while surrounded by talented children who are dressed as their mini-mes. Beat My Mini-Mes is an aspirational, heartwarming show and has been sold in several countries. We’re proud the series was co-developed by FOX Alternative Entertainment and TF1 as Dream Team, La Relève Des Stars.”

On Saturday, April 6, at 3 p.m. in Auditorium K of the Palais des Festivals at MIPTV, ZDF Studios will host a special showcase for its brand-new format Skydive Quiz. Ralf Rückauer, VP Unscripted at ZDF Studios, says the new family-friendly entertainment show takes the “tried-and-tested quiz show format to a whole new level—literally. In Skydive Quiz, the questions are easy, but the contestants must answer them while falling from the sky. And then suddenly, questions like ‘What is your mother’s second last name?’ aren’t quite so easy after all. There’s only one rule for taking on this challenge: first-time jumpers only.” The show is part of an expanding formats lineup at ZDF Studios that also includes the game show QUIZ HUNT, the crime-stopping tool Crime Watch XY and the long-running studio variety format Wanna Bet?

CJ ENM is showcasing two unscripted formats at MIPTV: Couple Palace and King of Karaoke: VS. “Couple Palace blends couple matching and survival elements, bringing together 100 singles in search of life partners based on their ideal marriage values, physical appearances and economic statuses,” says Sehee Jang, head of global marketing at CJ ENM.


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