Bell Media Buys Syfy's 'Opposite Worlds,' Canadian Format Rights

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Banijay International/Canal 13

The broadcaster will air the U.S. remake of the popular Chilean reality series, while eyeing a possible local version.

TORONTO – Bell Media has acquired the Canadian format rights to Opposite Worlds, the reality hit from Chile already remade by Syfy for the U.S. market.

The deal with Banijay International, coming ahead of NAPTE, will see Bell Media possibly develop a local version of the reality series from Chile's Canal 13.

Bell Media's Space channel will also air the Syfy series, comprising 12 episodes over six weeks, starting on Tuesday.

In Opposite Worlds, 14 people from all walks of life are mixed together in two opposing teams that live in two distinct worlds -- the past and the future. The future is a utopia where every wish can be granted with a push of a button, while the past is a constant struggle for survival -- and both worlds are separated by a glass wall dividing a house.

Space will air Opposite Worlds at the same time as the Syfy airdates, with a pre-recorded episode at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and a live eviction at 10 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

Banijay International will shop the Opposite Worlds format alongside the finished U.S. series at NAPTE.