Sky Italia has acquired the popular NBCU reality format.
NBCUniversal’s reality TV show White Collar Brawlers is getting the Italian treatment from Sky Italia’s free-to-air channel Cielo.
A local version of the show, entitled Ti Aspetto Fuori (I’ll See You Outside), will premiere on the network on Sunday, produced by Toro Media. Seven one-hour episodes will make up the first season.
Created by Doug Mirabello, White Collar Brawlerspits office mates against each other in a boxing ring, aimed at giving men a real scenario they may have always daydreamed about. The show first aired in 2013 on NBCU channel Esquire.
Former middleweight world champion Rocky Mattioli and Maurizio Zennoni, the former coach of Italian, European and world boxing champions, will train the contestants for their final battle on Ti Aspetto Fuori.
"We are delighted that Sky Italia has commissioned the first international version of White Collar Brawlers," said Hannah Worrall, vp format sales & production at NBCUniversal International Studios.
“It was a pleasure to develop with NBC the local version of White Collar Brawlers,” said Nils Hartmann, director of original productions at Sky Italia.“We have introduced in the Italian TV market a new and original format, focused on the competition in the work environment, through a real fight, a new approach, that will definitely raise interest and attract the Italian audience.”