- Plus tape deals signed for Married at First Sight New Zealand, Italy, Norway and Croatia
SVT Sweden has acquired Season Six of the US show, both M6 GROUP in France and Discovery Italy have taken three seasons each, and Fox Network Group Middle East has picked up Seasons Nine and 10. Additionally, SIC Portugal has taken seven seasons, alongside spin-offs Married at First Sight: The First Year and Married at First Sight: Second Chances.
SVT has also picked up the Norwegian tapes, SIC Portugal the Italian and New Zealand tapes, and PRO Plus Slovenia has acquired Married at First Sight Croatia.
Married at First Sight US is now in its 10th season on Lifetime, in a new supersized two- hour per episode format, following last year’s highest rating season ever, and Season 11 has been commissioned. There are now over 170 episodes of Married at First Sight US available.
Bo Stehmeier, President at Red Arrow Studios International, said: “Married at First Sight is a truly global brand. Not only is it a hugely successful format, the finished tapes of local versions travel widely too, and are much loved by fans around the world. At a time when broadcasters are looking to fill their schedules with entertaining, addictive content, Married at First Sight remains the ultimate social experiment acquisition for broadcasters worldwide.”
Originally produced by Snowman Productions – a Red Arrow Studios company – for Denmark, Married at First Sight has become the world’s most watched relationship show and one of the most talked-about and highest-rating formats of the decade. Now produced in 29 countries, it returns season after season in key territories, including the US (Lifetime), UK (Channel 4), Australia (Nine Network) and Germany (SAT.1).
Married at First Sight follows singles who have failed to find love as they put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts, who select their perfect partner. The couples then meet for the first time at the altar.
After the wedding and honeymoon, the married couples move in together and start their new lives. From the first kiss to the first tears, cameras document their every moment as experts analyse the relationships. Six weeks of marriage later, the couples must make a decision: stay together or file for divorce.
Red Arrow Studios International holds worldwide rights to Married at First Sight and these deals were concluded by Tim Gerhartz, SVP Global Sales, Tobias Schulze, VP Sales for France and German-speaking territories and Maria Arroyo, Senior Sales Manager Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Israel and Latin America.