Mediawan Rights’ unscripted department boards the sultry food dating format HUNGRY FOR LOVE, partnering with the co-producers to distribute the series and bring it to a global audience.

The Mediawan Rights team is proud to announce the acquisition of the new dating social experiment, HUNGRY FOR LOVE, which successfully concluded its first season run on Israel’s leading platform HOT(with hit formats including CONNECTED), taking critics and viewers alike by storm with rising viewing numbers episode after episode.

Co-produced by Tel Aviv-based global film and television studio SIPUR, led by CEO Emilio Schenker, and  STAMPEDE VENTURES, the Los Angeles-based global media company headed by Greg Silverman, the unscripted series was created by Zipi Rozenblum, Head of Formats for Sipur, and produced by Israeli powerhouse HSCC. International sales will be launched at MIPTV(Booth R7.E70).

HUNGRY FOR LOVE is a unique social experiment dating series connecting the two greatest human desires: a physical hunger for food and an emotional hunger for love. Single participants desperately trying to find love will adhere to one simple rule: Whenever they get hungry, they go on a date. No one eats alone! Guided by a psychologist, bachelors and bachelorettes will dine their way to love.

The HOT Entertainment version of the series is executive produced by Michael Peter Schmidt, Zipi Rozenblum and Emilio Schenker for Sipur; Greg Silverman, Chris Bosco, and Jay Judah for Stampede, with Claire LaPlante serving as Co-Executive Producer; and Haim Slutzki, Rinat Klein and Eitan Brown for HOT Entertainment.

“We are proud of the trust that SIPUR and STAMPEDE have placed in us. With this new acquisition, we confirm our desire to distribute innovative content which are a real added value to our catalogue. We look forward to seeing new versions of this wonderful and successful show worldwide.” said Valérie Vleeschhouwer, Managing Director of Mediawan Rights.

SIPUR CEO Emilio Schenker and Jay Judah, Stampede Ventures’ SVP of Alternative & Innovation, commented, “After months of talks with many global distributors interested in representing  HUNGRY FOR LOVE, we have chosen to go into the marketplace with Mediawan and its incredible unscripted team. Their enthusiastic embrace of this project, combined with their deep understanding of this market, make them the ideal partners for us.

About Mediawan Rights –​

With Mediawan Rights, LS Distribution and Telmondis Distribution, the Mediawan Group is one of the most important players in Europe for the distribution and international co-production of content, with a diversified catalog of approximately 20,000 hours of programs. The success of the group’s distribution activity is based on its unique positioning:​

– a one-stop shop with all genres represented: heritage fiction, TV movies / must-see hit TV series, feature films, documentaries, live taping, but also the best brands in animation.​

– working in close synergy with producers to help them develop and seek financing for ambitious international co-production projects.​

– privileged relationships with all the major broadcasters and platforms, as well as renowned partners, both in France and abroad.​


SIPUR (the Hebrew word for “story”, formerly Tadmor Entertainment) is evolving to rapidly become a top television and film force among global independents. Led by CEO & Co-Founder Emilio Schenker, the Israeli-based film and television studio extended its first-look co-development, co-production and co-financing partnership with MGM Worldwide Television Group in May 2022, also raising significant local institutional and private funding financed by Founder, Producer and widely recognized Israeli business leader, oil and gas magnate and Navitas Petroleum Chairman, Gideon Tadmor; Israel’s largest bank, HaPoalim; leading insurer/pension fund, Clal Insurance; major investment firm, IBI; and Stella Handler, former CEO of Israel’s largest telecommunications provider, Bezeq, and previously Chairwoman of Israel’s leading cable platform, HOT. Additionally, SIPUR has bolstered its ties to Hollywood, as well as the Israeli creative and telecommunications industries, to achieve its growth objectives. The company has appointed former CBS Network Television Entertainment Group President Nancy Tellem and Jay Cohen, a renowned global packaging agent and Gersh Agency Partner, to its Executive Board along with Handler.

SIPUR has also teamed with The North Road Company, Peter Chernin’s global, multi-genre content studio, for its first international co-studio scripted deal for Bad Boy, the latest series from Euphoria creator Ron Leshem and acclaimed TV/feature director Hagar Ben-Asher (Bosch, City on a Hill).  Other productions include the reality series HUNGRY FOR LOVE, with Stampede Ventures and HOT/HSCC, globally distributed by Mediswan ; Munich ’72 and, with MGM, the critically acclaimed , award-winning The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes, which premiered in May 2022 at the prestigious Docaviv International Film Festival.

About Stampede Ventures

STAMPEDE VENTURES is a global media company that creates and owns IP across film, television (unscripted and scripted), and digital with an eye toward franchise-first content to launch the next generation of blockbusters. The company was founded by media veterans Greg Silverman (CEO), Gideon Yu (Co-Chairman) and Jaeson Ma. The company has more than 150+ projects in development or set up with producing partners at Warner Bros., Netflix, Apple, FOX, Lionsgate, Peacock, MTV, HBO Max, Disney+, and Paramount+. Stampede Ventures introduced its first new franchise with world-renowned children’s author, Mo Willems, that encompasses multiple content formats and media ancillaries. The company also has strategic partnerships with CBS Studios International,

HappyNest (a joint venture with UTA), Australia’s KOJO, and others across brand partnerships, publishing, and music including Contravene (a joint venture with Zelus).

HappyNest (a joint venture with UTA), Australia’s KOJO, and others across brand partnerships, publishing, and music including Contravene (a joint venture with Zelus).

About HOT

HOT is the largest investor in Israeli content and has produced hundreds of hours of original programming over the last decade. HOT’s award-wining shows are broadcast worldwide and translated into more than 60 languages.

Several of HOT’s original dramas have enjoyed international success, most notably In Treatment (Be Tipul, 2005-2008), which was remade by HBO and became the best-selling international scripted remake of the last decade. The HOT series Euphoria, also remade by HBO, became a worldwide phenomenon, and is set to return to a third season. The psychological thriller Losing Alice, which launched on Apple TV+ on January 2021, has received rave reviews. HBO Max has taken streaming rights to Uri and Ella, Normal, Autonomies, Dumb and Queens that is also available on Arte France. StarzPlay has picked up the relationship drama The Attaché for 13 major markets including the UK, France and Brazil. The comedy drama Nehama has sold to Canal+ and Topic (Martin Lawrence is set to play the lead in the US adaptation), and the vampire series Juda  to Hulu. HOT is also the Israeli co-producer of The Girl from Oslo, for Netflix. HOT recently sold the crime comedy The Dreamers to AMC’s streaming service Sundance Now.

About HSCC

HSCC is one of the leading content companies in Israel, holding 3 channels and a studio. The company is owned by Haim Sluzki, Dari Shay and CEO Rinat Klein. HSCC produces for all platforms in Israel, with a special expertise in documentaries, formats and kids’ dramas.

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