Sparks Network bringing new formats to Mipcom

MUMBAI: Sparks Network, which seeks to promote the interests of its 14 member production companies, will travel to next month's television market Mipcom in Cannes. At the event which takes place from 17-21 October 2005, Sparks will unveil a host of new formats.

As has already been reported by Indiantelevision.com, Optimystix has become the first production house in Asia to join the network.



One of the formats is I Fancy You from Globomedia. Sparks states that this dating show has taken Spain by storm. It managed a 38 per cent share on Antena3 in the 15 – 24 target group. The show is a combined studio based dating show and reality series where the new couple has to meet their parents to get approval of their choice of partner.

We are Detectives from Britain's Princess Productions sets up a free detective agency to solve cases for the general public. The show advertises for viewers to contact itif they need help – the only condition is that they let us film the investigations. It is a consumer show, a public service show, and a reunion show.



Meanwhile the dating-show format Mother-in-Law combines the eternal need to find a mate with the eternal humour surrounding mothers-in-law. It is a new dating/matchmaking show that harks back to the good old days when mothers had their say about whom their child should (or could) marry.

In the game show Clueless the players don’t know how much money they have won, and also not how much their opponents have won, but during the course of the show they will have to make decisions based on that knowledge. A knowledge they do not have! The participants don’t even know whether their answers are correct or not.

Basically – they know nothing and are totally Clueless. It is airing in Poland and its success has forced The Weakest Link to change time slot. The format has been commissioned in Italy and will be produced by Triangle Production next year.

Office Monkey changes the fact that most offices are dull dreary places where nothing ever happens. Two office members are bribed to disrupt their work places in the funniest ways possible. Only the owner of the company, together with the two contestants, knows about the set up. The contestants are via email getting new challenges to fulfil every morning as a completely normal office will be turned in to something very different. The winner gets a holiday, and the right to call themselves: Office Monkey.

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