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June 25, 2020 |

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Beat the Channel bags two Format Awards

Beat the Channel took home two awards at yesterday’s IFAs

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German gameshow Beat the Channel won a pair of prizes at the annual International Format Awards (IFAs) yesterday, held online for the first time in its history.

The annual prizegiving was held via C21Media.net rather than the usual beachside setting at ClubC21 in Cannes, and was organised by C21 in association with FRAPA, EMC and MipFormats.

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Beat the Channel, a new show produced by Florida Entertainment for ProSieben in Germany and distributed by Red Arrow Studios International, was named Best Brand-Driven Format and Best Studio-Based Format by the IFA judges.

The format sees two television presenters face off in a competition to win 15 minutes of airtime where anything goes. Their opponents are the smartest and physically toughest stars from their own channel who they must battle in a series of challenges.

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The show has already been commissioned for a third season by German broadcaster ProSieben and has also been picked up for local adaptation by producers in Spain, Portugal, France and the Middle East.

Elsewhere, South Korean singing format The Masked Singer, which has been a hit for Fox in the US and ITV in the UK among others since originating on South Korea’s MBC as King of Masked Singer, went home with the Best Returning Format award. MBC produces and broadcasts the South Korean original and distributes the format internationally.

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There was a pair of prizes for UK pubcaster the BBC. Michael McIntyre won the Best Host of a Format award for fronting his series Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, which airs on BBC1, produced by Hungry Bear Media and distributed by NBCUniversal Formats Distribution.

Meanwhile the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm BBC Studios distributes The Stand Up Sketch Show, which was named Best Comedy Format. The Stand Up Sketch Show aired over two seasons on ITV2 last year and this year, produced by Spirit Media.

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The Best Competition Reality Format award went to crazy golf-themed Holey Moley, which was produced by Eureka Productions and Unanimous Media for US broadcast network ABC. The format is being distributed internationally by Disney/ABC.

The ABC in Australia took home the Best Factual Entertainment Format award for its adaptation of Old People’s Home for Old People’s Home For 4 Year OldsOld People’s Home For 4 Year Olds4 Year Olds. Produced by Endemol Shine Australia, the show is based on the UK format distributed by Red Arrow Studios International. The format originally debuted on Channel 4 in 2017 and was adapted for ABC in August last year.

Channel 4’s When I Grow Up show, in which kids take over the running of well-known companies, scooped the Best Plan BPlan BReality Format award. Optomen produces the show for Channel 4 while parent company All3Media International distributes.

The award for Best Scripted Format went to Plan B from Quebec-based KOTV for French-Canadian pubcaster Ici Radio-Canada. The drama, following a company that offers people the chance to go back in time to correct past mistakes, has already started to be adapted for local audiences in English-speaking Canada (via CBC) and France (TF1) and KO When I Grow UpWhen I Grow UpDistribution is shopping the show and format worldwide.

Lastly, You vs Wild, which airs on Netflix, was named Best Multi-Platform Format. Propagate Content, Electus and Bear Grylls Ventures are behind the format, an interactive series in which audiences make key decisions to help survivalist Bear Grylls complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth.

You vs. WildYou vs. WildThis year’s prestigious Gold Award went to Sony Pictures Television (SPT) president of international production Wayne Garvie, who oversees SPT’s global network of production companies outside the US, covering Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

And the winners are:

Best Brand-Driven Format – Beat the Channel

Produced by: Florida Entertainment

For:
ProSieben

Distributed by:
Red Arrow Studios International


Best Comedy Format – The Stand Up Sketch Show

Produced by: Spirit Media

For:
ITV 2

Distributed by:
BBC Studios


Best Competition Reality Format – Holey Moley

Produced by: Eureka Productions/Unanimous Media

For:
ABC

Distributed by:
Disney/ ABC


Best Factual Entertainment Format – Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds

Produced by: Endemol Shine Australia

For:
ABC

Distributed by:
Red Arrow Studios International


Best Host of a Format – Michael McIntyre – Michael McIntyre’s Big Show

Produced by: Hungry Bear Media

For:
BBC 1

Distributed by:
NBCUniversal Formats Distribution


Best Multi-Platform Format – You vs. Wild

Produced by: Propagate Content, Electus, & Bear Grylls Ventures

For:
Netflix

Distributed by:
Netflix


Best Reality Format – When I Grow Up

Produced by: Optomen

For:
Channel 4

Distributed by:
all3media international


Best Returning Format – The Masked Singer

Produced by: MBC

For:
MBC

Distributed by:
MBC


Best Scripted Format – Plan B

Produced by: KOTV

For:
Ici Radio-Canada

Distributed by:
KO Distribution inc.


Best Studio Based Format – Beat the Channel

Produced by: Florida Entertainment

For:
ProSieben

Distributed by:
Red Arrow Studios International


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