VIMN to Bring ‘Lip Sync’ to China, LatAm

Viacom International Media Networks announced two major international production deals for Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle,” following its international launch at MIPTV 2015. 

April 6, 2018

VIMN to Bring ‘Lip Sync’ to China, LatAm

Viacom International Media Networks announced two major international production deals for Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle

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following its international launch at MIPTV 2015. 

The Network has confirmed a landmark production deal with online media giant Sohu.com in China to adapt the series for local audiences to enjoy across its digital platforms including tv.sohu.com, 56.com and other Sohu-owned digital platforms. The 13-part series joins an extensive portfolio of U.S. shows which currently air across Sohu’s online platforms to over 600 million users.

VIMN has also confirmed TVN Chile as the first free-to-air network to produce and air a local adaption of the hit show. Currently in pre-production, “Lip Sync Chile: Duelo De Famosos” will consist of 12 x 70 episodes will be hosted by Chilean journalist and TV presenter Karen Doggenweiler and air in the second half of 2015.

“‘Lip Sync Battle’ is one of the biggest, brightest and most infectious formats ever to come out of the Viacom stable, affirming

the Network’s position as one of the world's leading format creators and distributors,” says Caroline Beaton, senior vice president, International Program Sales, VIMN.  “Having already witnessed half of Hollywood’s A-list get involved in the U.S., we couldn't be more excited about this next phase of its roll-out where we will see top entertainment and comedic talent in Chile and China queuing up to take part.”

Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Spike original series hosted by actor LL Cool J, it features celebrities going head to head lip-syncing the song of their choice. of the show’s debut season-which launched in the U.S. in March and averaged an audience of more than three million viewers a week across its 18-episode run, before lighting up the schedule of the recently launched Spike U.K. channel. The show is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, actors John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, in conjunction with Eight Million Plus Productions.

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