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Paramount’s Channel 5 to revive BBC cult hit ‘Challenge Anneka’ after 30 years
Paramount-owned Channel 5 relaunches BBC format Anneka Challenge after almost 30 years. Led by presenter Anneka Rice, the show involves Rice being dropped off at secret locations to meet individuals at the heart of a challenge, which she, along with a team of volunteers and regular Dave the Soundman, must then help solve. . The show was a cult hit for BBC One, airing from 1989 to 1995 and revived by ITV for specials in 2006. Channel 5 restarted several older UK shows, including the BBC drama. All creatures big and small and quiz format Egg heads. “There has never been a better time to bring such a beloved series back to our screens,” said Guy Davies, VP Unscripted UK Originals Channel 5/Paramount+. The ITV Studios Twofour label produces.
Viaplay secures English football rights
Streamer Scandi Viaplay made one of its biggest sports games yet when it secured the rights to the UK Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup in 10 countries. SVoD recently grabbed the sports rights across Europe and will now become the exclusive home for both tournaments in all Nordic and Baltic countries. Sports rights are a key part of the recently rebranded Viaplay Group’s approach. Behind the Premier League, the Championship is the second highest level in English football and the Carabao Cup is a knockout competition between the top four leagues, recently won by Liverpool. Viaplay said The Championship is the fourth most-watched football league in Europe.
BBC Studios’ TalentWorks links to Meta
BBC Studios TalentWorks has partnered with Meta to fund four creative residencies for budding UK creatives. Black beauty content creator Shahira Allen, queer sex worker and content creator Bea Dux, disabled Irish presenter Paddy Smyth and British-born Chinese food and travel creator Shu Shi Lin secured spots and will be invited to internships with BBC Studios for mentorship and help develop projects. Meta funds the residencies and they are forged with Meta’s Facebook Creator Collective and Instagram Diverse Voices. Earlier this month, TalentWorks launched a similar initiative to help four black creatives land an original commission.
“Last Woman On Earth” revived by BBC Two
BBC Two has greenlighted a second season of Last Woman on Earth starring Sara Pascoe. Round two will see the British comedian travel to Greece, Denmark and Jordan to take on unique jobs destined for extinction, having turned to tasks such as ice carving in Finland, climbing trees to pick coconuts to make candy in Cuba and become a Stalin Museum Guide in Georgia in the first season. The Fremantle Talkback label produces.