CANNES - German commercial giant ProSiebenSat.1 has picked up Got to Dance, Shine Group's dancing competition reality show, and will produce a local-language version of the format to be produced by Shine's German production offices.
The original version of Got to Dance, in which dancers of all ages and styles compete before a panel of superstar dancers, airs on Sky1 in the U.K. It is the pay-TV channel's top-rated entertainment series. The finale of the show's fourth season drew more than 1.1 million viewers.
Shine has sold the format to some 110 territories worldwide. CBS premiered a U.S. version of the show titled Live to Dance in 2011 but the format was quickly dropped.
In addition to the German deal, which will see Shine Germany produce 6, two-hour episodes of Got to Dance, Shine inked a deal for the show with Vietnam's VT3 network. Local versions of Got to Dance recently bowed in Finland and Romania.