Endemol Intl. has racked up a slew of deals ahead of the Mipcom TV mart, which kicks off in Cannes on Monday.
Endemol USA’s reality gross-out hit “Fear Factor” has reached 13 new territories, including Albania (Vision +), Ukraine (Tet), Romania (Pro TV) and Lithuania (BTV). In addition, Serbian production company Emotion has optioned the format.
Across the rest of Europe, the U.S. version of the show has been sold to Challenge/Virgin in the U.K., SBS Netherlands, TV6 in Sweden and Channel 4 in Finland.
In Asia, “Fear Factor” has been picked up by CPI/ABS in the Philippines and RCTI Indonesia. KTV in Kenya and TVNZ in New Zealand have also taken the series. Skein, in which contestants compete against one another for cash prizes by completing stunts and revolting challenges — such as eating live bugs — has now been sold in a total of 54 territories worldwide.
Meanwhile, Endemol South Africa’s versions of music reality skein “Project Fame” and entertainment format “All You Need Is Love” have both been bought up by the Africa Channel in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Endemol USA’s reality dating format “Exposed” has sold in six new territories, going to MTV in Russia, Germany and Poland; TV 4 in Sweden; Europe 2 TV in France; and CPI/ABS in the Philippines.
Company also sold True Entertainment’s medical documentary series “Mystery Diagnosis” in five territories, including the U.K. and Latin America (Discovery), Sweden (TV4), Belgium (SBS) and Lithuania (BTV).
The company’s current lineup is “our largest and most wide-ranging market portfolio to date,” said Matt Creasey, Endemol’s director of sales and distribution.
Endemol arrives at Mipcom with more than 4,500 hours of finished product ranging from drama to reality and children’s programming.