4 AGO 2020

TWO ABC COMMERCIAL FORMATS WILL HAVE ITS VERSION IN THE UK

BBC Alba completed an agreement for "Advice to My 12-Year-Old Self" while CBBC has commissioned "The Great Bee Challenge".

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"The Great Bee Challenge"

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Two of ABC’s most engaging formats are set to air in the UK. BBC’s Gaelic channel BBC ALBA has completed an agreement for the entertaining and funny format "Advice to My 12-Year-Old Self", while the BBC preschool children’s channel CBBC has commissioned Keshet Productions to deliver a kid’s version of the award-winning competition format "The Great Bee Challenge", delightfully re-named "Show Me The Honey".

ABC Commercial’s Sales Manager for Asia & Worldwide Format Sales, Katherine McMillan, said “We’re tremendously excited to be working with the BBC to bring these wonderful formats to UK audiences. Both shows have a warm feel-good message with strong co-viewing potential, so are perfect for current programming trends.”

A recent finalist in the International Format Awards, "The Great Bee Challenge" sees four families – some from the city, some from the country – participate in a life-changing experiment. Genuine and uplifting, the series features a host, a leading entomologist and an urban beekeeping expert. The team guide the families as they compete against one another to build thriving hives that produce delicious honey. All the contestants are keen to do their bit, at a time when bees are under global threat – but they’re also keen to win the challenges.

Obh Obh Productions is producing "Advice to My 12-Year-Old Self" for BBC ALBA. A multitude of smart and inspiring individuals outline the advice they would give to their 12-year-old selves today in Advice to My 12-Year-Old Self. Prominent politicians, athletes, academics, activists, performers, and artists explain how they use their influence and experience to change the world today for kids all over the world. Intimate and insightful, this series generated strong cross-generational appeal and broad social cut-through – and regardless of age or gender provided learnings for audiences across the board.

In addition to the BBC sale, “The Great Bee Challenge” format has been optioned in six countries – making it one of the ABC’s most successful competition formats.

We’re tremendously excited to be working with the BBC to bring these wonderful formats to UK audiences. Both shows have a warm feel-good message with strong co-viewing potential, so are perfect for current programming trends” Katherine McMillan ABC Commercial’s Sales Manager for Asia & Worldwide Format Sales