MIPTV, Cannes - Wednesday, 05th April, 2017 – ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has announced that its international hit format, Come Dine With Me, has been acquired by Mongol TV in Mongolia.
The deal means that the unscripted factual entertainment format has now been sold into over 40 countries. The format has established itself as one of the world’s most successful television format exports, currently on its 16thseries in Germany, it’s second in Chile, and with over 950 episodes made in French Canada.
Mike Beale, EVP of Global Development & Formats for ITV Studios, said: “The enduring, multi-cultural appeal of Come Dine With Me continues. This is a show which delivers time and time again and we are delighted that it is finding a brand new audience through Mongol TV.”
Nomin Chinbat, CEO of Mongol TV, said: "Mongolians are very family-oriented people and cooking for family, friends is very meaningful in Mongolian culture. Come Dine With Me will not only offer a unique window to contemporary Mongolian society, but it will also showcase the competitive nature of Mongolian people. This combination is sure to appeal to our audience. It will be very interesting to share our version and add to the multi-cultural appeal of Come Dine With Me. We are excited to have acquired the license from ITVS GE and further expand our content. We certainly have the talent and capacity to produce formats of such a global magnitude."
Come Dine With Me follows amateur chefs competing against each other to host a dinner party for the other contestants. Each competitor then rates the host’s performance and at the end of the week the winner is rewarded with the ‘ultimate dinner party host’ title and a cash prize.
The deal was brokered for ITVS GE by Hyeonza Hong, SVP Sales at ITVS GE with Mongol TV.
For more information, please contact:
ITV Studios – Lee Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 7990 568534
Mongol TV – (Ms.) MJ Sorenson, MJ Global Communications
E: email@example.com T: +1-646-225-6590