MIPTV 2024: Dori Media Group renews "Power Couple" and adds new territories

The format confirms new seasons in Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, and Romania. Additionally, it expands to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway.

9 APR 2024

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Dori Media Group (DMG), the studio behind "Losing Alice," "Lalola," "The New Black," "Ciega a citas," and "Dumb," renewed and added new territories for the entertainment format "Power Couple." The program created by Abot Hameiri confirmed new seasons in Germany, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia. Additionally, the format is being launched by Banijay Nordic in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway.

"Power Couple," which originally debuted in 2014 in Israel, has already been sold to over 15 territories, including Brazil, Mexico, India, and South Africa. In Germany, the format, known locally as "Das Sommerhaus der Stars," was renewed for its ninth season by RTL. Apart from this version with famous couples, RTL will also produce a spin-off for RTL+ featuring ordinary couples. In Hungary, RTL renewed the eighth season, and RTL in Croatia also secured a fifth season. POP TV confirmed the third season in Slovenia, and following a successful debut in Romania, Antena confirmed its second season.

"Power Couple" is a format based on human relationships and has a singular purpose: allowing each couple to examine their bond. The show features couples (celebrities or not) moving in together in a house, living and competing to determine the winning duo. All couples live together for the first time in the same house for an extended period and will allow themselves to be seen and evaluated by other couples, as well as learn from others about their own relationship issues. The couples will participate in challenges for which they cannot prepare, which do not consider physical or knowledge-based skills. The bond will be the foundation of all challenges, shining a light on aspects of the relationship. To win, they will have to work well together as a team and truly know each other.

Nadav Palti, CEO & President of Dori Media Group, commented on the expectations regarding the format's growth: "We are delighted to see that our flagship format, 'Power Couple', continues to dominate prime time slots on our channels and associated platforms worldwide. The success is so significant that Germany is producing two seasons, and we are expanding into the Nordic countries. The format tests couples and captivates audiences of all ages who want to know who the real power couple is," commented.

The group's latest developments do not end here. During this year, Dori Media began selling outside Latin America and the U.S. the tape and format of the new version of "Lalola," which debuted successfully on ViX last February. This series is an updated and modern remake of the romantic comedy "Lalola," aired in Argentina in 2008 and 2009 and nominated for the International Emmy Awards.

The company also recently announced the launch for sale of two of its new action dramas, "AMIA" and "Indal." "AMIA," filmed in Uruguay and Argentina, is inspired by the terrorist attacks of 1992 on the Israeli Embassy and 1994 on the AMIA building, an emblem of the Argentine Jewish community. Finally, "Indal" is an action series about a policeman kidnapped by a group of young Ethiopian Israelis.