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Television Business International
Dining with the Enemy format
by TBI reporter │ August 21, 2013
The distributor, which represents
the key broadcasters from the
Nordic region, sells the TV2 Norway
and Gry Winther-produced format
internationally. The show has a
and a top chef host a meal for
two guests from opposite sides
of some of the world’s bloodiest
conflicts, including Palestine/Israel,
Afghanistan, Rwanda and Burma.
Nordic World has sealed the first international deals for local
versions of edgy cooking format Dining with the Enemy.
In Canada, TV5 Quebec has ordered a local version of the show. The 6x50mins series for
the French-language broadcaster will be made by Montreal-based Media Ranch. The
same producer is teaming with New York-based My Tupelo Entertainment to create an
English-language North American version of the format. My Tupelo has US rights to the
In Belgium and the Netherlands the show has been optioned by Red Arrow-owned
producer Sultan Sushi.
Nordic World’s chief operating officer and director of sales, Jan Salling, said: “This is
a brilliant format that succeeds in bringing people together to celebrate and share their
common humanity in the most difficult of circumstances. It tackles big subjects and
humanises them by focusing on the people who are actually living conflicts, rather than
the politicians who cause them, or the journalists who report them.”
The show is in its second series on TV2 in Norway.
Original Article: http://tbivision.com/news/2013/08/dining-with-the-enemy-format-goes-international/130642/