'Married At First Sight' Gets Global Engagements

Married at First Sight Still - H 2014
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Married at First Sight Still - H 2014

The matrimonial reality show sells across Europe

European buyers have said I do to Married at First Sight.

The reality TV series, in which singles agree to marry a partner on their first date, has sold across the continent, with German network sixx taking a chance on the U.S. version of the show, Sky Uno taking Married for Italy and SVT grabbing Swedish rights among several deals.

A+E Networks, whose FYI channel airs the show in the U.S., also picked up multiple international territories for Married at First Sight.

The matrimonial reality format was originally developed by Danish group Snowman Productions for local channel DR3. Both the U.S. and Danish version of the show have been renewed for a second season. FYI has also ordered a spinoff series, Married at First Sight: The First Year.

Red Arrow International, which is handling international sales for Married at First Sight, has secured straight-to-series deals for further adaptations of the format in France, Germany and Australia. Both Snowman Productions and Red Arrow International are subsidiaries of Munich-based group Red Arrow Entertainment Group.