Forever or Never & Never Far Away Formats Sell Worldwide


Among the recent raft of deals signed by Mediapro and Phileas Productions for the entertainment format Forever or Never is a U.S. sale to 44 Blue Productions.

Mediapro and Phileas have also inked deals for the show with Ah Productions in France and Talpa Middle East. The show is co-distributed by Phileas and Imagina International Sales.

Forever or Never is a dating show format that lets contestants see what potential matches will look like when they’re twice and three times their current age, before showing them what they look like now. The parents and grandparents of the contestants will help them select the right choice.

Never Far Away, another Mediapro and Phileas format, has sold to Satisfaction in France.

Also co-distributed by Phileas and Imagina, Never Far Away is a factual-entertainment format that sees people located far away from their loved ones—like military personnel, immigrants or fisherman—experience important celebrations with their families. Further global deals for Never Far Away are in the works.

“We’re excited to be bringing the fun and very relatable format Forever or Never to the U.S. market,” said Dan Snook, senior VP of development at 44 Blue Productions. “In today’s swipe-till-you-like dating culture, taking a second to slow down and have older generations involved brings a lot of laughs to something everyone can relate to.”