Fremantle and Kansai TV strike co-development deal

We have today announced a new co-development deal with commercial broadcaster Kansai TV to launch a new format in Japan.  Kansai TV will produce and broadcast Japanese original version later this year, and Fremantle will handle production and global distribution for the show with details of the new entertainment format to be shared soon.

Commenting on the deal, Vasha Wallace, EVP Global Acquisitions and Development at Fremantle, said: “Japan is such an interesting and creative market, and we’re thrilled to be working with Kansai TV to develop, produce and distribute an exciting new format with their talented production team. This partnership further builds on the work we have done with the Fuji group to create global hit formats which have travelled very successfully around the globe including Hole in the Wall, Total Blackout, All Star Athletics and The Noise. We look forward to sharing more about this exciting new format soon.”

Miho Okada, Executive Managing Director at Kansai TV, said: “We’re delighted to work with Fremantle to co-develop a new game show format. We have started to exchange ideas with Fremantle’s development team, and we believe that the format will bring great fun and excitement. We can’t wait to show our Japanese version to the world and hope that the format will travel to many countries and regions.”