ARABIC ADAPTATION OF COMEDY FORMAT
‘WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY’ DISTRIBUTOR HAT TRICK INTERNATIONAL SIGNS DEAL
Independent distributor Hat Trick International has signed a new format deal for international comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway?, to be adapted for the Middle East, representing the first ever version to be produced in the Arabic language.
Commissioned by TeN TV from Cairo-based Global Productions, the new local adaptation will total 14 episodes. The series is now in production and Whose Line is it Anyway? is expected to debut in December this year to audiences across Arabic-speaking Middle East as part of TeN TV’s primetime schedule. This latest deal adds to the other 13 international adaptations for Whose Line is it Anyway? including Australia (Foxtel), Finland (MTV3), Holland (BNN-Vara) and Vietnam (Dong Tay Promotion).
Commenting on the deal, Sarah Tong, Director of Sales at Hat Trick International, commented: “Whose Line is it Anyway? offers a fantastically adaptable format that gives local broadcasters the opportunity to produce an entertaining, topical and hilarious primetime show featuring the best comedy talent from their own region. I am delighted to confirm this new landmark deal in the Middle East, which perfectly demonstrates the continued wide appeal of this evergreen favourite, whether as a format or as finished content.”
Whose Line is it Anyway Arabic commissioned