2 March 2015 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
Broadcast
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Broadcast News
Production News
Festivals News
Facilities News
Distribution News
Training News
Markets News
Finance News
Legal News
Digital News
Cast News
Crew News
Locations News
Commercials News
Telecoms News
IFTN Media Channel
List Your Company
Free Newsletter
Site Map
IFTN HOME
RTÉ Show 'The Hit' to be Remade for Dutch Television
20 Nov 2013 :
The first series was presented by Nicky Byrne and Aidan Power, with a second expected to follow.
A popular entertainment format from Irish production company Vision Independent Productions has been commissioned by Dutch channel RTL5, IFTN has learned.

'The Hit', which sees established musicians select songs from unknown songwriters and perform them in front of a live audience, will be remade for an eight episode season intended for Dutch audiences in Spring 2014.

Warner Brothers International Television Production, a distribution subsidiary of the Hollywood studio, co-ordinated the sale on behalf of Vision Independent just a few weeks after the announcement that both companies will continue a distribution deal dating back to 2011.

The deal sees Warner Brothers retain first-look rights for all upcoming VIP formats, and the renewal now extends the contract for a further three years. RTL5's version of 'The Hit' will also be produced by Warner Brothers, through subsidiary company BlazHoffski.

Initially commissioned as part of RTÉ's 'Format Farm' scheme, 'The Hit' aired on RTÉ last July and announcements for a second season are expected to be made soon.

The Irish series, presented by Nicky Byrne and Aidan Power, sees six chosen songwriters pitch their songs to two established artists, who then select which pitches they believe can be turned into a chart success.

The songs to receive the most downloads in the following weeks then go on to a live broadcast to be performed once more alongside the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, before the public select the ultimate winner.

To date, Vision Independent's 'The Hit' format has also been sold to Russia, China and the Ukraine, with further deal announcements expected to follow in the coming weeks.


BREAKING NEWS
Irish Film Festival, Boston announces details of 2015 Festival
Sister Act
RTÉ One and RTÉ2 Call for New Ideas for Format Farm 2015
‘Patrick’s Day’ writer/director Terry McMahon talks to IFTN about new film ‘The Dancehall Bitch’

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
‘Patrick’s Day’ writer/director Terry McMahon talks to IFTN about new film ‘The Dancehall Bitch’
IFTN talks to casting director Maureen Hughes
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
RTÉ One and RTÉ2 Call for New Ideas for Format Farm 2015
27 Feb 2015 
Festival Round-Up
27 Feb 2015 
Boys keep Swinging
20 Feb 2015 
Casting Round-Up
17 Feb 2015 
EDITOR'S PICK
Frank Berry’s ‘I Used To Live Here’ to be released to Irish cinemas in April
Bow Street Acting Academy officially opened by Jim Sheridan
Education and Training for the Irish Film & TV Industry
IFTA announce details of upcoming events
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter