The heat is on…
“UK-based Sky Vision has acquired the global rights outside of the U.S. for dueling robot competition series Battle Bots.The show, into its second season on ABC in the States, follows the action as 48 homemade robots from around the world enter the “Battle Box” in the hopes of emerging victorious in assorted robot tournaments.Sky is going to shop the first 6 x 60-minute season, which ran in the summer of 2015 on ABC, at MIPTV, as well as the second season of 11 episodes, which will be available later this year.
In addition, Sky Vision will be looking for partners at the Cannes market for a new European production hub for the series, with the Battle-box arena set-up for the California production of the U.S. series also available for international broadcasters.Ho
Whalerock Industries and Battle Bots Inc. co-produce the American version of the show.“The team at Sky Vision is incredibly excited to be representing a show with the iconic status of Battle Bots,” said Barnaby Shingleton, director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision. “There is a huge following for the U.S. tournament globally, and the production values of the ABC show are second to none, making this very much the market leader in robot entertainment. This is a real treat for broad family audiences.”“Battle Bots is the ideal property for today’s audience as it sits at the intersection of three of the most powerful entertainment trends in the current cultural zeitgeist: sports, gaming and technology,” added Chris Cowan, head of unscripted television at Whalerock Industries. “We can’t wait for the world to witness the power of head-to-head robot combat in its purest form.”
By Barry Walsh
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