C21 Media | By Clive Whittingham
Published on October 16, 2016
MIPCOM: Sky Italia has acquired a French Canadian show where people talk openly about their most outlandish and disastrous sexual experiences for its free-to-air channel Cielo.
Canadian producer and distributor Media Ranch originally created True Sex Confessions (13×30’) for French Canadian channel Moi & Cie where it aired as Vraies Histoires de Sexe.
Sky Italia has acquired the original version, to be dubbed into Italia, for Cielo while also taking rights the show’s format from Zodiak Rights ahead of a potential Italian version.
The show, which Media Ranch launched at Mipcom in 2015, is part of a broad slate the company is bringing to Cannes this week.
Studio dating show Thunderstruck, reality series Double Occupancy, and drunk cooking format Tipsy Recipes are also available.
Media Ranch is also seeking broadcast partners for a scripted comedy series based around satirical glam-rock band Steel Panther who will perform a special gig for delegates in Cannes tomorrow evening.
Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron told C21: “Steel Panther are very good actors, they’re very funny and they have a lot of celebrity friends who will turn up in the show. They’re in costume and character the whole time so we’re doing it as a scripted comedy, rather than an obs doc or reality show. It’s a comedy act. We’re looking to get a UK version commissioned with a Canadian partner and other territories will follow after that.”
Of Double Occupancy she said, “It’s been a huge show in Canada for the last 10 years and we’ve picked up the format rights in the last few weeks. It’s strippable across a week with a big elimination show at the weekend.”