24 MAY 2021

A+E NETWORKS SELLS HIT FORMATS IN KEY INTERNATIONAL TERRITORIES

The company has announced multiple format commissions of "Alone"; "Forged in Fire" and "The UnXplained" in multiple territories across the globe.

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"Alone" ("Ensam I Vildmarken")

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A+E Networks Global Content Sales announced multiple format commissions in key territories across the globe. "Alone", the self-shot ultimate survival competition series that has been a critical and ratings success for seven seasons on The HISTORY® Channel in the US, with an eighth season set to premiere in June, recently premiered its first season on Discovery+ Sweden as "Ensam I Vildmarken". This is the format’s third successful launch in the Nordics, as the fifth season of Alone’s Danish iteration, "Alene I Vildmarken", premiered as number one in its time slot on DR-1 in March, and Norway premiered its version of the format, "Alene", in 2017.



In Latin America, the Spanish-language format "Forged in Fire" (locally, "Desafío Sobre Fuego") will return for its fourth season on The HISTORY Channel LATAM. Also a ratings hit domestically, "Forged in Fire" follows outstanding bladesmiths from across the region as they compete to create a gamut of weapons, from the traditional to the exotic.  

Furthermore, The HISTORY Channel Latin America premiered a Spanish-language adaptation of hit series "The UnXplained", a premium mystery format that attempts to get to the truth behind the most bizarre and mysterious events ever reported.

“A+E Networks is fortunate to have a catalogue rich with engaging formats that deliver ratings and appeal to a broad global audience,” said Ellen Lovejoy, SVP Head of Sales for America and Formats. “We are thrilled that these series, that have already found great success in the US, will continue to build and connect to audiences around the world.”

These newest commissions follow earlier news that "Generation Dating", A+E’s premium dating format that has been picked up by Virgin Media Television in Ireland for a full season commission.

Moreover, "Bride and Prejudice", another premium dating format that consistently ranked first or second in its time slot throughout its entire second season on A+E’s domestic channel Lifetime, recently aired a successful first season on NPO in the Netherlands. The format has become a ratings hit across multiple territories, with versions of the series in Australia and the UK consistently outperforming across all key demographics.  

Meanwhile, the UK iteration of "The Rap Game", an A+E Networks competition format that follows young, undiscovered rappers from all walks of life as they battle it out for a recording contract with an industry powerhouse, recently won the Broadcast Digital Award for Best Entertainment Programme, and was nominated for both an Edinburgh Festival Award and a BAFTA.

 

A+E Networks is fortunate to have a catalogue rich with engaging formats that deliver ratings and appeal to a broad global audience” Ellen Lovejoy SVP Head of Sales for America and Formats