TM International sells format rights to DATE THE CHEF and MY PERFECT PARTY


New award winning format hit DATE THE CHEF has been sold to RTL II for Germany with strong interest from France and Scandinavia / MY PERFECT PARTY also went to RTL II in Germany and to Hervé Hubert in France

Tele München Group’s (TMG) world sales arm TM International has secured rights to two of the most exciting formats that premiered this year on television and benefit from strong interest after this year’s MIPTV.

DATE THE CHEF just recently won the prestigious Romy Award in the category Best Program Idea and tripled ATV’s market share in the target group already at its premiere on February 10th. RTL II has secured format rights for Germany and will premiere the program soon. Broadcasters from France and Scandinavia have shown great interest in DATE THE CHEF, which introduces five restaurant owners, their lives and gastronomic domains and helps them in their search for true love.

Martin Gastinger, Producer of DATE THE CHEF and CEO of Austrian broadcaster ATV: “Every year ATV develops up to ten new formats and markets them internationally very successfully via TMG’s world sales arm, TM International. DATE THE CHEF originated through our many years experience with matchmaking formats and from the very first announcement there was interest not only from Austrian audiences but international broadcasters as well.”

MY PERFECT PARTY is a new format that features five candidates who compete in the categories catering, best party people and fun factor. In each category the contestants – who have all been invited – give one another points from one to five; at the end of the party marathon, in which there was one party per day for five days, the one with the most points wins a dream trip. The show will premiere on RTL II on May 30th. TM International sold the rights to Hervé Hubert for France.

Iris Mayerhofer, Producer of MY PERFECT PARTY and CEO of Odeon Entertainment: “Format ideas that work on a daily basis are not easy to find. Therefore we are very happy that our brand new daytime format was not only picked up by the German market but also internationally. MY PERFECT PARTY is a fun mix of entertainment and emotions - and the perfect program for all broadcasters who are looking for an invigorating idea for their daytime.”

About TM International
TM International has been handling international distribution of the Tele München Group’s TV productions and feature films across all genres since 2008. As a result of the production activities of Odeon Entertainment, the German free-TV stations RTL II and TELE 5 as well as the Austrian free-to-air channel ATV, in all of which TMG is a major shareholder, TM International has enjoyed organic growth in the area of format distribution as well. Iris Mayerhofer, CEO of Odeon Entertainment, was previously with Endemol and responsible for Docutainment and Reality before she joined Odeon Film AG in 2012, since when she has headed the Non-Fiction department. Her production credits include BIG BROTHER for RTL II and THE FARM for RTL. Martin Gastinger has been Managing Director of the Austrian free-TV channels ATV and ATV II since 2013, having joined as ATV's head of programming in 2007, where he oversaw the creation of some of the most successful programmes, such as SATURDAY NIGHT, A BUSINESS WITH LOVE and TEENAGE & PREGNANT.

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Henriette Gutmann
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