Keshet secures a drama series from BBC Worldwide

Keshet and BBC Worldwide have signed a licensing deal. As part of the deal, Keshet will develop an Israeli version of the Great Bake Off. The show will be broadcast in 2016.

“I am proud to be announcing another deal for The Great Bake Off, growing its success around the world. This year’s Miptv formats slate offers a real range of content – from competing under hypnosis in You’re Back in the Room, or testing artistic skill in The Big Painting Challenge, to discovering a family’s history through their treasures in Antique Detectives. There was real excitement from buyers at our formats day at BBC Worldwide Showcase in February and I’m very much looking forward to building on this in Cannes,” said Suzanne Kendrick, Acting Head of Format Sales with BBC Worldwide.

BBC has won 16 deals for the title, the Great Bake Off across the globe. The series has been picked by Nine Network, VTM, MTV3, M6, TV3 and others.