Sky Vision Secures Deals in Italy


Sky Vision has closed deals for three entertainment shows in Italy, including an agreement with Mediaset for Bring the Noise.

Mediaset recommissioned Bring the Noise for a second season, which will be produced by Magnolia. The new season will be comprised of a minimum of five 120-minute prime-time episodes that will air from May. The show sees two teams of celebrities compete to test their music trivia knowledge.

Sky Vision also inked a format deal for Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. The agreement includes four episodes that will air on Italia Uno in prime-time slots starting this spring. The show offers a witty and funny view of everyday life through stand-up routines and sketches, and a range of guests chat with the host.

Toro Media, meanwhile, licensed the format 50 Ways for a special single-episode production titled 50 modi per far fuori papà (50 Ways to Kill Your Dad). The show will be hosted by Roby and Francesco Facchinetti and is the latest addition to RAI 2’s slate of reality, entertainment and comedy programming.

Leona Connell, the director of sales at Sky Vision, said, “We’ve got a strong track record of deals in Italy, and are excited to be providing more prime-time shows for the region. The deals strengthen our relationships with these key producers and broadcasters in Italy. We are looking forward to seeing the reactions from the Italian audience when the shows air later this year.”

Francesca Tomasin, the head of acquisitions at Toro Media, added, “We’re excited that such a fresh and fun format as 50 Ways lands in Italy with the outstanding and adventurous father and son duo Roby and Francesco Facchinetti.”