Media Ranch delivers Verdict to Cannes

C21 Media | By Richard Middleton
Published on March 16th, 2017

Canadian production and distribution outfit Media Ranch is heading to MipTV next month with format Verdict on Demand, in which a judge solves disputes.

The show, which is in its third season on SBS6 in the Netherlands, is a reality format created by Dutch indie producer Vincent TV Producties.

It sees a well-known judge and charismatic presenter solve neighbourhood disputes and deep-rooted legal conflicts in just 12 hours.

The show airs in a peak evening slot on SBS6 and is said the have increased the slot’s average share by over 30% during its second season.

Also on Media Ranch’s format slate is Verdict on Demand spin-off Legal House Call, which launched in January and sees a legal expert making house visits to desperate people struggling with various legal issues.

Media Ranch is developing local versions of both series for the Canadian market.

Other formats include classic 90s Canadian blind dating show Thunderstruck and cooking format Tipsy Recipes.