RTL Croatia has commissioned a local version of reality format Fittest Family, after agreeing a deal with distributor Magnify Media.
The format sees 12 ultra-fit families compete in a series of physical tests and challenges to win the title of ‘Fittest Family’ and a cash prize. Four local sports legends mentor the contestants to help them achieve their personal best.
Fittest Family was originally produced by Dublin-based Kite Entertainment for Irish pubcaster RTÉ. It was devised and produced by James Sexton and Davy Fitzgerald in association with Kite Entertainment and Animo TV.
The commission from RTL Croatia marks the first European format deal for the show, with RTL also optioning the rights for the Balkan region, including Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia. A TX date for the Croatian version is to be confirmed.
The deal was brokered by Natalia Sterlikova, Magnify Media’s head of format and programme sales for CEE and CIS. Fittest Family has been optioned by a number of European prodcos, including iZen in Spain, Jarowskij in Sweden and Sputnik TV in Benelux.
RTL’s order follows on from a deal with Turner Latin America for its Chilean network Chilevisión.