LOS ANGELES and MUNICH (October 11, 2017) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Worldwide Television Distribution and production company, RedSeven Entertainment (part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group), announced the formation of a multi-year, joint venture to co-produce and distribute local versions of MGM’s unscripted formats in Germany. Together, MGM and RedSeven Entertainment will take formats to German broadcasters including Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME, the seed-funding competition series; American Gladiators, the ultimate David and Goliath battle where men and women are pitted against trained gladiators; Minor Renovations, where junior designers compete to renovate home spaces in need of a makeover; and Signed which features aspiring musicians who compete for the opportunity to be signed to a major record label.
“With MGM’s proven track record of inventive formats and RedSeven’s versatile production expertise, this venture gives MGM the ability to offer German broadcasters a turn-key format and production package, allowing them to bring quality programming to viewers,” said Chris Ottinger, President Worldwide Television Distribution and Acquisitions, MGM.
Jobst Benthues, Managing Director of RedSeven Entertainment, added: “Our joint venture with MGM will secure us with additional attractive content for many years to come, allowing us to continue to expand our production output in Germany. I can’t wait to get our partnership started and I am delighted that we will bring together the MGM format brands to Germany.”
RedSeven Entertainment is one of the most successful entertainment production companies in Germany. The company is responsible for producing hit shows including Germany’s Next Topmodel - by Heidi Klum (ProSieben), Married at First Sight (SAT.1), The Biggest Loser (SAT.1) and The Taste (SAT.1). RedSeven benefits from the international creative network of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, producing Red Arrow formats including dating shows Kiss Bang Love (ProSieben) and Hochzeit auf den ersten Blick/Married at First Sight (SAT.1), Eine Liga für sich - Buschis Sechserkette/A League of Their Own (Sky 1), and U.S. cooking show The Taste (SAT.1). In addition, RedSeven develops its own popular programs including Mein Mann kann/My Man Can (SAT.1), Superkids/Superpets (SAT.1) and Galileo Big Pictures (ProSieben).
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About RedSeven Entertainment
Founded in 2008, RedSeven has developed into one of Germany’s most successful entertainment production companies with offices in Munich and Cologne. RedSeven produces and creates high-class and emotional television in the areas of show, comedy, clipshow and docutainment. The company’s hit shows include “Germany’s next Topmodel - by Heidi Klum” (ProSieben), “Married at First Sight” (SAT.1), “The Biggest Loser” (SAT.1) and “The Taste” (SAT.1). In addition, RedSeven develops its own popular programs including “Mein Mann kann”/”My Man can” (SAT.1), “Superkids”/“Superpets” (SAT.1) and “Galileo Big Pictures” (ProSieben). RedSeven is part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group.