Leading independent distributor All3Media International has signed a host of format sales for Optomen Television’s Sort Your Life Out, the feel-good factual entertainment show that offers families the ultimate decluttering opportunity.
Following the success of the BBC One pilot, the format has been acquired by numerous European broadcasters. Commercial broadcaster SBS6 has secured IDTV’s adaptation which will broadcast in the Netherlands on 13th October.
Further format licences have been snapped up across Europe. TF1 has signed a deal covering adaptation rights for France and French-speaking territories, TV2 will adapt the format in Denmark, MTV Oy will adapt the series in Finland, Tower Productions has commissioned a first series in Germany and Monster Entertainment will produce the series for Norwegian audiences.
BBC One has already commissioned Sort Your Life Out for a six-episode series, presented by Stacey Solomon and set to air in the UK later this year.
Sort Your Life Out assembles a crack team of experts to help transform the nation’s most-cluttered homes. First, they’ll strip the homes bare, then they’ll lay all the possessions out in a giant warehouse resembling an art installation of their entire lives, before asking the family to decide what to keep and what to throw away. After recycling, donating or selling the items the family don’t want, the team stylishly refill the house with the items they do – putting storage solutions in place and transforming the home before the big reveal. In a time when our homes have never been more important, Sort Your Life Out celebrates the joy of cleaning, organising and upcycling when we need it most.
Stephen Driscoll EVP EMEA at All3Media International, commented, “With so many of us spending more time at home and an increasing awareness of the environmental issues surrounding our throwaway culture, there’s never been more of a need for Sort Your Life Out’s inspiring ideas and ingenious tips. In following this often emotional and always cathartic decluttering process, Sort Your Life Out becomes much more than a ‘makeover’ show - it’s about families and the realities of life today, which results in feel-good content that everyone can relate to, no matter where they are in the world.”