The factual series "Space Invaders" from Fred Media has been acquired by Channel 4 for More4 in the UK and by 6ter (a Groupe M6 FTA channel) in France, with each broadcaster picking up both seasons (20 x 60) of the original Nine Network Australia show.
Karen Connell, Fred Media’s senior sales manager for UK & Western Europe, was responsible for closing each of the deals. “We are thrilled that 'Space Invaders' is proving to be so popular and are excited that the second season gives even more opportunity to broadcasters looking to establish new programme brands for their audiences. With their existing commitment to property and renovation shows, both More4 and 6terare ideal partners for the series. Moreover, the fact that this programme uses a mix of smart advice and sensitivity to transform not just the homes but also the lives of its participants, it will quickly resonate with any viewer currently frustrated with the space they live in, especially if they have been recently encouraged to work from home.”
In addition, Bloom Media House, whose CEO is former Masterchef Italia EP Marco Chiappa, has just optioned the format rights to develop the series in Italy. This follows earlier news about European format options in Germany, France, and Finland.
Produced by Fred Media’s parent company, WTFN, "Space Invaders" proved a ratings-winner when it first aired on Nine Network last year, with a second season quickly commissioned. Season two is due to premiere in Australia on 19th February.
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