Chris Coelen’s Kinetic Content has picked up the U.S. rights to the hit Australian reality format My Kitchen Rules. The deal was made at MIP-TV, which is wrapping in Cannes. MKR is now in its third season on Australia’s Seven network, consistently averaging over 40% audience share, with MKR episodes ranking as 11 of the country’s top 20 highest-rated TV broadcasts in 2012, outperforming local versions of The X Factor and Dancing With The Stars. Billed as the ultimate home cooking battle, MKR features teams trying to out-dine and out-wine each other. Each team takes turns to transform an ordinary home into an instant restaurant for one pressure-cooker night, serving up a three-course menu designed to impress not only their fellow contestants but a panel of judges. “Very rarely does a new format so quickly rocket to and sustain such massive success, and My Kitchen Rules has taken Australia by storm,” Coelen said. “It is a universal format that we believe will be embraced in the U.S.” Kinetic’s NBC series Betty White’s Off Their Rockers premieres tonight. Here is a clip from the original MKR:
Jan. 25, 2012. Chris Coelen’s Kinetic Content is teaming with Karen Grau’s Calamari Productions for a first-look, co-production arrangement whereby the two production entities will collaborate on several projects, and the first will be “Parole,” a high profile non-fiction series which will allow unprecedented access into the juvenile parole process and its impact on young people, their families and society.
ITV2 has given a four-episode order to Perez Hilton Super Fan, an unscripted series featuring the celebrity blogger getting close and personal with a different superstar each week — including Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, Katy Perry and Enrique Iglesias. The series, which will premiere on ITV2 in December, hails from Chris Coelen’s Kinetic Content in collaboration with Scotland-based STV Prods., GroupM Entertainment and The Collective. Kinetic will be shopping the series to U.S. networks in the next few weeks. Internationally, it will be distributed by DRG.
EXCLUSIVE: With 160 million YouTube views under their belt, style-focused Tennessee sisters Elle Fowler, 22, and Blair Fowler, 17 are setting sights on reality TV. After fielding multiple offers, the Fowler sisters have signed with Chris Coelen’s Kinetic Content to develop multi-platform programming around their brand with a focus on a reality series. The Fowler sisters took their hobby of sharing makeup and style tips with other young girls online, quickly building a fan base of millions of young women around the world and developing an Oprah Winfrey-type influence among their constituency, with brands and products
ProSiebenSat.1´s Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a majority stake in the U.S.production company Kinetic Content launched in March by former RDF Media USA CEO Chris Coelen. The 51% interest, valued in the eight-figure range, gives Red Arrow presence in the U.S., something the company didn’t have.
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Channel 4 has struck a development deal with Kinetic Content, the new US production company set up by former RDF USA boss Chris Coelen. Under the deal, 4Rights, Channel 4’s rights exploitation division, will have first-look at UK rights …