- Hit new adventure dating format picked up in four territories
- Broadcasters include Seven Network Australia, Germany’s SAT.1 and Portugal’s SIC
LONDON. Thursday, 15 June 2023: Red Arrow Studios International has closed a slew of deals with broadcasters for its new hit format Stranded on Honeymoon Island, just over two months after launching the show to the international marketplace at London Screenings.
Germany’s SAT.1 and Portugal’s SIC join Australia’s Seven Network as confirmed to produce local versions of the innovative new adventure dating format, in which couples matched by experts are marooned on a deserted island and left to fend for themselves for three weeks.
An additional commission has been concluded with a broadcaster in the Netherlands and others are in final stages of negotiation.
Stranded on Honeymoon Island was created by Snowman Productions, also the creator of dating phenomenon Married at First Sight. The Copenhagen-based production company – part of Seven.One Studios and a sister company to Red Arrow Studios International – have set up and will manage a production hub in Southeast Asia to facilitate the year-round filming of new local versions of Stranded on Honeymoon Island.
Initially commissioned by Belgium’s VTM, Stranded on Honeymoon Island made its successful on-air debut in March. The premiere posted a market share of 46% in the main target demo 18-54 and an even more impressive 51% market share in the 15-34 demo: doubling the broadcaster’s average market share that month. Subsequent episodes continued to grow both audience and market share, performing significantly above channel average and outperforming across all demos.
Tim Gerhartz, President & Managing Director at Red Arrow Studios International, said:
“We are delighted with the response to Stranded on Honeymoon Island: to sign up four broadcast partners in just a few weeks is an astounding start for a new format, it’s one of the fastest travelling dating reality formats of recent times. After years of increasingly dramatic reality shows, we have seen a growing demand for more authenticity – and Stranded on Honeymoon Island truly captures the zeitgeist, delivering a heady combination of real-life experience packaged with the gloss of exotic escapsim. The format brings together two reality subgenres – dating and adventure – to create a truly unique, fast-track relationship experience and we are looking forward to seeing it roll out around the world.”
About Stranded on Honeymoon Island
A unique new social experiment, Stranded on Honeymoon Island puts adventure, survival and above all isolation at the heart of this quest for love. But will the experience lead to love or loathing?
In the format, the four couples are matched by experts following a speed dating event, but they don’t know which partner has been chosen for them until they see them at the intimate commitment ceremony.
Immediately after committing themselves to each other, they are dramatically abandoned on their own deserted tropical islands for the adventure of a lifetime.
On these remote beaches, fledgling relationships are soon put to the test as the couples live together and fend for themselves with few resources. Marooned and alone, they must communicate and collaborate to get by, with nowhere to run when the going gets tough. Will an escape from modern life bring them closer together or push them apart?
In each episode crates wash ashore containing tools crucial to their survival, personal greetings from home, or even a little luxury to sweeten their day. After two weeks the couples are separated and return to civilization, where they must make a life-changing decision. Will they renew their commitment and stay together, or will they go their separate ways?
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About Red Arrow Studios International
Red Arrow Studios International is a leading TV distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from outstanding production companies, third party producers and digital content partners. With offices in Munich and London, Red Arrow Studios International coproduces and finances global entertainment, and distributes hit content to over 200 territories worldwide.
Red Arrow Studios International is part of Seven.One Studios, which is comprised of an acclaimed network of production companies in Germany and other key territories. Seven.One Studios is a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company, one of Europe’s leading media groups.