Hat Trick Inks Format Deals for Rich House Poor House


Hat Trick International has signed a number of format agreements for Rich House Poor House, a factual show that is produced in the U.K. by Hat Trick Productions for Channel 5.

Rich House Poor House follows one rich family and one poor family as they trade places to see if money really does buy happiness. The show has landed straight-to-series commissions in Germany with SAT.1 and in the Netherlands with SBS6, where it debuted earlier this month as Steenrijk, Straatarm. Format options have also been secured by Nice in Denmark, Newen in France and BlazHoffski in Belgium.

Sarah Tong, the director of sales at Hat Trick International, remarked: “Rich House Poor House has really struck a chord with broadcasters worldwide. The two families in each episode may be from different ends of the financial spectrum but their experience delivers fascinating viewing for all, offering insight not just into their financial situation but also how we live together, how we spend our time and what our priorities and dreams are. We’re in talks with many broadcasters regarding format rights and expect to be confirming more new adaptations in the coming months.”