The independent distributor also acquired the canine competition show “Dog Almighty.” Production for the local Australian version of “The Dog House” is scheduled to begin in 2021.
All3media International has signed a new format deal with Australian broadcaster Network 10, for “The Dog House,” originally created by Five Mile Films. The distributor has also acquired tape and format rights from Great Southern Television to represent the canine competition series, “Dog Almighty.”
Network 10 will begin production for “The Dog House” next year in Australia. The network plans to adapt the show for Australian viewers. All3media is also having discussions with several European broadcasters regarding format rights and expects prompt local adaptation announcements. “We really are thrilled to be making our very own production of The Dog House,” Network 10 Head of Programming, Daniel Monaghan, said. “There is nothing more wonderful than watching a team of devoted matchmakers pairing homeless dogs with hopeful companions.”
“The Dog House” ratings spiked upon airing on Channel 4 in 2019. The show accumulated a massive viewership and was recommissioned earlier this year. The tape version of the show was licensed by all3media International to broadcasters including VRT, SVT, TV2 Denmark, TVNZ, and Canada’s CBC and US’ HBO Max, as reported earlier in the year. “The Dog House Australia is destined to be the most joyous and feel-good series of 2021,” Monaghan said.
“The Dog House” in Australia showcases story in which does go from being abandoned to adopted and adored. Each episode shows the tasks performed at the dog facility who attempts to find a loving home for the animal. “Dog Almighty,” produced by Great Southern Television, showcases an action-packed competition format searches for the most talented, and gifted pet. Throughout each 60-minute episode, the dog and the owner must master a variety of specifically designed challenges, as they compete to take home the coveted golden dog bowl and a cash prize.
The original version of Dog Almighty, produced by Great Southern Television for TVNZ in New Zealand, is currently airing in primetime on TVNZ 2. There is strong interest across several territories for tape and format rights. “I’m delighted to see that The Dog House is finding a home in Australia and that so many countries around the world are keen to see abandoned rescue dogs being matched with families who can offer them a loving home,” Nick Smith, EVP Formats at all3media International said.
We really are thrilled to be making our very own production of The Dog House. There is nothing more wonderful than watching a team of devoted matchmakers pairing homeless dogs with hopeful companions.” Daniel Monaghan Head of Programming, Network 10