Germany Takes New Docu-Reality Back To Life

Armoza Formats announced today that German public broadcaster WDR has signed on during MIPCOM for new docu-reality show, Back to Life, which was created for Israel’s Channel 10 in partnership with Armoza Formats.

Launched for the market, this deal marks the second territory to have taken the format. In addition, Back to Life is set to air soon on Israel’s Channel 10 and was recently announced to be taken in Poland by production company Rochstar.

Back to Life (60’) is the inspiring docu-reality that follows the unique stories of patients and their families in a race against time while they wait for a lifesaving organ donation. In each thematic episode, we will get an intimate look at the struggle for survival of those that head the waiting list and simultaneously discover the story of their donor. From the uncertainty to the long-awaited call and a new chance at life, this format not only portrays the experience of the recipients but also the courageous act of giving – either by a living donor or that of a grieving family. While the clock ticks and each patient hopes for the moment that could save their lives, we’ll be exposed to the psychological, moral and emotional issues that affect everyone involved on the journey between life and death.

Philipp Bitterling, Programme Developer and Innovation Coordinator at WDR, “This moving format is truly uplifting and perfectly suitable for public service broadcasters like WDR.”

Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, “What drew us to ‘Back to Life’ was the unique opportunity it presented as a way to truly impact our viewers and to raise awareness for such an important issue. We are happy to see that others are just as moved by it as we are and proud that WDR will work on bringing this format to Germany.”