The Block Being Adapted for RTL Germany


Good Times, part of Banijay Germany, is producing an adaptation of The Block for RTL Germany.

To be known locally as Wettkampf in 4 Wänden—Die ultimative Bau-Challenge, the shows sees four couples compete in order to turn an unloved apartment into a high-end property. The German commission marks the format’s 15th territory.

A Nine Network format, Banijay holds the global distribution rights to the format and finished tape. The Block has aired over 800 episodes in Australia to date. It has also been adapted in New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, the U.S. and Denmark, among other territories.

Shona Fraser, managing director of Good Times, commented: “We love The Block; it’s such a strong format, and we can’t wait to bring it to RTL in Germany with our own special reality twist. It is so exciting watching the teams create completely new rooms from a blank canvas.”

Lucas Green, chief content officer of operations at Banijay, said: “The Block is a brilliant format that has hooked audiences around the world. Banijay has a strong record in creating must-watch competition reality shows, and we are sure with Good Times’ expertise, the German audience is bound to be engrossed in the transformations.”