UK producer and distributor ITV Studios (ITVS) has secured local production rights for the upcoming French duo in eight territories.
ITV has acquired rights in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Australia and Israel after negotiating a deal with its coordinating distributor, the London sales store Can’t Stop Media.
Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV3 also obtained the coordination rights.
In the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium, Can’t Stop Media will work with prodco Vincent TV to develop the show, while in Italy, it will work with Blu Yazmine on a local adaptation.
Originally commissioned by French TF1 and premiered on a commercial broadcaster on February 26, Mystery Duets teamed up with famous singers to form a duo, keeping their identities a secret until the show.
The format was created and produced by DMLSTV, the company behind another French format, The Secret Song, also distributed by Can’t Stop Media.
Can’t Stop co-founder Matteo Porte said: “The way a revolutionary channel like MTV3, savvy producers like Vincent TV or Blue Yazmine or ITV Studios, the company behind The Voice, have decided not to wait for the shoot to become exclusive., is rarely Watch. “
“The world needs entertainment right now and this show is paying off,” said Mike Bell, CEO of ITVS Global Creative Network.
Janie Hartikainen, head of drama and development for MTV3, described the mysterious duo as “charismatic, passionate and fun – all elements our fans adore.”