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KABO Inks Deal for Dating Format The Break-Up


KABO International has signed an agreement with France’s Newen for the new social-experiment format The Break-Up.

The Break-Up aims to help real-life couples identify their problems and find solutions before they give up on their relationships. The show has already been snapped up by Phil Gurin, the president of unscripted and alternative at Global Road Entertainment for the U.S., English-speaking Canada, the U.K. and South America, while KABO is distributing throughout the rest of the world.

Fanchon Giorda, the director of development at Newen, stated: “We are delighted to work together with KABO. They had a true crush on The Break-Up and immediately understood the storytelling behind it. Through a shocking yet true experiment, The Break-Up wants above all else to fix couples still connected by a small spark of love but worn out by the problems of daily life…indeed a universal and unifying theme for viewers.”

Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo, the managing director of KABO International, added: “We are delighted to be working on behalf of such a prolific company as Newen. The demand for social-experiment formats is very strong. As such, The Break-Up is perfect for buyers looking for a well-constructed, insightful and emotional format in this space.”

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