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Fremantle Unveils Brand New Entertainment Formats for London TV Screenings

RTL Group-owned super indie Fremantle is bringing a brace of new and upbeat formats to this year’s London TV Screenings, where they will join a catalog which includes some of the biggest properties in the world, such as “Got Talent,” “Farmer Wants a Wife” or “Family Feud.”

The new titles are described as “feel-good,” many are family friendly, in different ways, but they also underscore Fremantle’s philosophy of creating, producing and distributing entertainment, as well as drama, documentaries and film for a broad range of audiences.

The “unexpectedly punchy and emotional show,” Llinares teased, is produced by Fremantle label Thames for E4 in the U.K.

It will be all about music in gameshow “The Beatbox,” co-developed by Seoul’s Something Special, Amsterdam’s Blue Circle (a Fremantle company) and London’s Naked (a Fremantle label). Described as “the ultimate play-along format,” it will see two celebrity teams compete by recreating iconic songs. The twist? They can only use household objects, so interactive musical games, serving to collect them, will lead up to the performances.

Punchy tunes will also be heard in a family-friendly guessing game “DNA Singers,” which launched in Korea last year. It will see talented contestants who cannot only sing their hearts out but also happen to share DNA with some celebrity singers. As they take to the stage, the judges will have to guess which ones.

Created by FormatEast and Kyung Hwangbo, “DNA Singers” has also been adapted by Blue Circle for the Netherlands.

“‘The Beatbox’ will have everyone at home tapping mugs and opening and closing doors to make their own music, whilst ‘DNA Singers’ asks if talent really does run in the family and will have viewers guessing along with the judges,” said Llinares.

“These new formats are a great example of how Fremantle champions strong and creative concepts that really connect with global audiences,” he added. “Creativity is at the heart of what we do.”

Source : Yahoo! News