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12 January 2017

Crack Them Up coming to Finland

Hit comedy format Crack Them Up is on its way to Finland. Yellow Film & TV (the team behind Nurses and Comedy Combat) have licensed the series and will be delivering 10 episodes for Nelonen to air this March. The original format, from Studio Kvartal 95, is one of Ukraine's favourite entertainment shows, with its 12th season running from September 2016. Hosted by Ukraine’s top comic talent Vladimir Zelensky (Servant Of The People) the series sees amateur stand ups perform for a panel of tough professionals; if they get a laugh out of them they win a cash prize.

Meanwhile, following the huge success of the first two seasons, broadcaster HTV7 has confirmed a third run of the Vietnamese version of the show from producers Dien Quan.
8 September 2016

Comedy Combat in action around the world

The number one entertainment show in Finland has been picked up in several new territories around the world. Comedy Combat is a hilarious ratings-winning format from producers Yellow Film & TV. After scoring an average 60% share in its home territory for 5 straight years, a localised version was a hit on Kanal 2 in Estonia, and quickly signed up for a second season. Now Eccho Rights have sold the format to producers in China and Vietnam, with further options in Bulgaria and Sweden.

The show, which features the best acting and comic talents in the country, is a mix of improv and scripted comedy with a revolving cast of characters, both new and old each week, competing for laughs and a place in the audience’s affections. Performed and broadcast live, the winners are determined by a public phone vote.
20 August 2016

Nurses getting more treatments

Nurses, the medical drama from Finnish Yellow Film & TV, has been optioned in three new territories. A great success for three seasons on YLE in Finland, Eccho Rights has now sold the series in to Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. A format option has also recently been renewed by DLT in the UK.

In Sweden, TV4 will be premiering a local remake (Syrror) later in the autumn, with the Swedish version already sold to public broadcasters in Norway and Denmark.