Dori Media Group (“DMG”, “the Company”) announces that its romantic comedy ‘Ciega a Citas (Date Blind)’ which was sold to Sony Pictures Television Networks CE, debuted last Monday with great success on Hungarian TV channel VIASAT3 at the 9pm slot.
Since its creation, the series has had 8 remakes. The most recent remake of the successful Argentinian adaptation is the Hungarian local version, ‘200 első randi (200 first dates)’, produced by Filmservice Kft. The Format has been sold to more than 40 territories, including deals with Fox LATAM, and with local productions in Germany, Spain, Russia, China, Chile, Poland and Lithuania.
The “Ciega a Citas” format, winner of the prestigious Martín Fierro and Rose d’Or awards, has become a significant international hit and has also proved to be hugely popular in the Spanish-speaking world, with the Spanish version of the show nominated for the best telenovela in the International Emmy Awards.
“Ciega a Citas” is a story of a woman trapped, as usual, in a love triangle unconsciously. Luca believes that she loves the presenter of a radio program, and she does not realize that the true love of her life is on the other side of the screen. The love which is not good for her, blinds her and the love that could make her happy is not even on her radar screen. But since she made a bet with her mother that she can find a boyfriend by her sister’s wedding, Lucia makes every effort to meet as many men as possible. At least statistically, one of them will have to win her heart.
Nadav Palti, CEO & President of Dori Media Group commented: “Ciega a Citas” is the first Argentinian daily format to be adapted for the Hungarian audience, and we are delighted with both the ratings and continuing international success of all its remakes. We are confident that the success the show has already achieved across the globe, will be replicated in Hungary. We hope DMG formats will continue to enter the Hungarian market and that sales of “Ciega a Citas” continue to expand across Europe and beyond.”
Marietta Temesvári, Development and Content Strategist at Sony Pictures Television Networks CE commented: “In Ciega a Citas, we have found a format which perfectly fits Sony and VIASAT3’s brand. It is mostly female-skewed but appeals to the male audience as well. It is full of charismatic characters and raises general questions and topics that engage most of the public. We are thrilled to have this adaptation as the biggest venture in the history of VIASAT3.”