Media Ranch closes deal with "Masked Singer" creator and Something Special

The company will represent two new Korean formats, the singing game-show "Round Table" and, the matchmaking game show "Love Maze".

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Sophie Ferron and Wonwoo Park

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Media Ranch has closed a new deal for two Korean formats. It will represent Wonwoo Park’s shingle DiTurn on the singing game show "Round Table", created by Park and it was a hit in Korea on KBS 2; and the matchmaking game show "Love Maze", co-created by Park and Something Special CEO Jin Woo Hwang.

This is the first deal between Media Ranch and DiTurn, with the goal of building a collection of IPs by leading format creator Park. Park is the original creator of the global mega-hit "The Masked Singer" and "Lotto Singer." Media Ranch and Something Special continues their successful collaboration, which has already seen four other formats go to market over the last two years. Hwang, former head of Formats at CJE&M and current Chairman of the KFA (Korean Format Association – a division of KOCCA), produced the hit shows "Better Late Than Never" aka "Grandpas Over Flowers" which enjoyed two successful seasons on NBC in the U.S.

Media Ranch’s President & Founder, Sophie Ferron said: “Media Ranch is thrilled to be able to partner with two of the most talented Korean format producers around. Jin and Wonwoo have such fantastic successes under their belt, and we can’t wait to present Love Maze to our broadcast partners. And we are excited to bring Round Table to new audiences.”

Hwang stated: “Something Special is excited to further our relationship with Media Ranch by sharing 'Love Maze'. We feel Sophie and Phil and their team will add an extra element to bring the show to production in the West.” Park added: “DiTurn is excited to join forces to work with Media Ranch. We look forward to developing 'Love Maze' as well as furthering the reach of 'Round Table'.”