Sophie Ferron and Jenny Daly
Sophie Ferron, President and Founder of Media Ranch, announced several deals for their Media Ranch and DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) Collections, as well as 2 production renewals in Europe. The company also announced it has acquired the first Catalonian format, "Up in the Air," from Boxcom.
Premium historical reenactment format, "The Story of…", from Media Ranch’s DR Collection, had its first adaptation in early 2022 in The Netherlands on NPO1/NTR, reaching over 1 million viewers per episode; is currently in production in Belgium for VRT, and Critical Content optioned the format for the U.S. Other territories the format has been optioned are France, Poland, Spain, and Italy. Also from the DR Collection, Media Ranch closed two Production renewals: a 2nd season is confirmed for a classical music game show "What’s the Score" in Estonia (ETV), and the 3rd season for the factual wildlife series "Stung, Bitten, Burned" in the NL on BNNVARA.
Media Ranch has also collected its first Catalonian format, the celebrity interview program "Up in the Air" from Boxcom, broadcasted on TV3. This announcement comes after their key partnerships in South Africa with Trace Studios and in Korea with Something Special and FormatEast. Optioned in the U.S. by D3 are Horsepower’s 3rd edition winner "Love Van" and proven format "In the Car". "Love Van" tracks Singles as they seek love on a cross-country rally in their livable vans. "In the Car" is a new reality show where five people are challenged to live, eat, and sleep in a car for ten full days - 24 hours per day, all together!
Ferron said: “Media Ranch is thrilled to start our Fall season with such fantastic news. Our DR Collection continues to deliver success in multiple territories. After focusing on the US market in the last two years, we are excited that premium formats such as 'The Story of…' are crossing the pond. High-quality shows like these, which dive deep into history and explore our common stories, are what make formats great. We are also pleased that our Horsepower 3.0 winner, 'Love Van' along with the competition show 'In the Car' were picked up by the new prodco D3. Now with our first Catalonian format, 'Up in the Air' we continue our global format expansion. Media Ranch has a variety of formats that offer something for everyone.”
Critical Content’s President, Jenny Daly, added: “We are thrilled to have Sophie and her team at Media Ranch bring us this unique format of historical storytelling. 'The Story of …' has a fresh and unexpected approach in addition to being such a success in other territories that we look forward to introducing the series to the U.S. market.”