MUMBAI: Tower Productions, the joint venture between BBC Worldwide
and All3Media Germany, has won two new format commissions
with German broadcasters and has just produced a third format.
neo has commissioned BBC Three's format 'Junior Doctors: Your
Life in Their Hands', while WDR has commissioned the BBC One
format 'The Food Factory'.
Tower Productions has also recently finished production on
the Love Production format Generation Gap for ARD and SWR.
Cologne based production company will be making 10 episodes
of Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands which will screen
under the name Junior Docs. The series is now in production
for transmission on ZDFneo in autumn 2012.
Food Factory or Freitag tischt auf! will get a first series
of six episodes. The programme is now in production and will
be on air weekly starting mid-October on WDR.
ARD version of Generation Gap will be called Jung trifft Alt
and will see three young people volunteering to work with
the elderly in a two-part series. The series premieres late
July on ARD and will subsequently air on regional broadcaster
SWR in October in three episodes.
Productions MD Stefan Oelze said: "These are three strong
formats that speak to, educate and touch people. This is human
interest television at its best, dealing with current issues
and experiences in our communities. UK viewers really responded
to the unique stories being told in these series and I know
German audiences will be equally enthralled."