ITV Studios has confirmed that long-running format “The Chase” has been commissioned by TVE-owned LA1 in Spain, becoming the 14th territory to order the show. The Spanish version will be produced by Mediacrest. Furthermore, the program will also return to Israel on Kan 11, which has commissioned two further series.
“The Chase” turned 10 last year, having first appeared on UK screens – where it is produced by ITV Studios label Potato – in 2009. During that time, it has regularly won its slot and grown its audience share, making it one of ITV’s most successful daytime shows, with more than 1500 episodes. Since then it has gone on to be commissioned in territories including Australia, Denmark, Germany and Russia, with six of the 14 international versions produced locally by ITV Studios.
Maarten Meijs, President of Global Entertainment at ITV Studios, said: “‘The Chase’ continues to entertain viewers across the world and these new and returning commissions are proof of its ongoing appeal to international buyers. It is one of a number of global returning formats in the ITV Studios catalogue, such as ‘The Voice,’ ‘Love Island’ and ‘Come Dine With Me,’ that go from strength to strength and continue to attract new audiences”.
‘The Chase’ continues to entertain viewers across the world and these new and returning commissions are proof of its ongoing appeal to international buyers” Maarten Meijs President of Global Entertainment at ITV Studios