Format deals have been struck for Pooch Perfect with Tresor TV Productions in Germany and Fabiola for the Benelux territories, in addition to sales for the original Australian series.
Created by Beyond Productions’ U.K. team, Pooch Perfect is a prime-time competitive reality series focused on professional dog groomers. The U.K. version of Pooch Perfect, hosted by Sheridan Smith, is set to premiere on BBC One this Thursday.
Beyond Rights has licensed the original Australian series of Pooch Perfect, commissioned by Seven Network and hosted by Rebel Wilson, to TV2 in Denmark, YLE in Finland, SIC in Portugal, Blue Ant Media in Canada and Quebecor in French-speaking Canada.
Simona Argenti, head of sales at Beyond Rights, commented: “At a time when COVID-19 lockdowns have seen dog ownership increase in numerous territories worldwide and broadcasters are looking to bring fun and joyful entertainment into viewers’ lives, Pooch Perfect is proving a perfect fit.
“We are delighted to have agreed to early sales for the Australian version of the show and anticipate the U.K. series will also be of interest to many territories. But we expect the format to be the real winner. Local broadcasters can choose their own canine-obsessed celebrity hosts and focus on breeds popular in their own countries, however, its real strength lays in the fact that it is a fantastic family entertainment show, highlighting great skill, incredible reveals, dramatic competition and a powerful shot of the ‘ahh’ factor.”