Mediaset Commissions 2 Of Armoza's Formats

Italy’s largest media group Mediaset has now commissioned Armoza Formats’ long running factual entertainment format The Package, as well as hit game show Upgrade. Both shows will begin airing in November 2018.

The 6 episodes of The Package will air on female-oriented channel LA 5 under the local name Ti Regalo Una Storia. Upgrade will air 9 episodes on Italia1 and will be hosted by Italian celebrity Giulio Golia.

The Package (30’) is a format that brings people closer together by centering on a package, which is passed on from one person to another, forming a chain of givers and receivers. As the package makes its journey across the country, stories are told, friendships are rekindled, and confessions are made as each receiver in turn sends it on to someone who changed their life. Funny, romantic, emotional and exciting, The Package reminds us of the importance of all the connections in our lives. Aired in over 5 countries, The Package is Greece’s Alpha TV top show, with 13 seasons.

Created by Saar Brodsky, Rodrigo Gonzales, Gilli Golan and Tanin Productions, Upgrade (30’) is the on-location reality game show that goes into people's homes and offers them a chance to upgrade their personal items for brand new ones. Each home can wager their belongings against their trivia skills. If they answer correctly, their homes will be upgraded. But wrong answers mean the items they own will be taken away. Will the contestants be ready to be left without a dishwasher, TV, or laptop?

Fabrizio Battocchio, Head of Formats at Mediaset Italy, “We are happy to team up with Armoza Formats on ‘The Package’ and ‘Upgrade’- two scalable formats that can be adapted to fit the needs of our viewers and apply to different demographics. We believe that our Italian viewers will connect with both of these captivating shows.”

Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, “‘The Package’ and ‘Upgrade’ are two of our long running shows that continue to be relevant. We still see that everyone has things that they want to upgrade and emotional stories that they want to share, making these formats relatable worldwide. We are thrilled to see the local adaptations that Mediaset will be bringing to Italy.”