Rabbit Films has sold its original tv-series format Haggle Battle to Germany. A German version of Haggle Battle will be produced by Bavaria Entertainment.
Haggle Battle is a ”bargain battle meets comedy panel” studio entertainment show, where three passionate celebrity hagglers are prepared to buy anything if they can get the best bargain for it. Anyone can try to sell anything ranging from a second-hand dog toy to a vintage war ship. All items come with a story and all purchases are done live in the studio, with cash. The Hagglers compete against each other to see who can get the best deal.
The German version of the format will be produced by Bavaria Entertainment.
– We are very proud to be producing this extremely funny and exceptional format for Germany. Haggle Battle will have a unique take when it airs this summer, says Ina Eck, Creative Producer of Bavaria Entertainment.
Haggle Battle is an original format created by Rabbit Films, an independent Finnish tv-production company known for several successful original tv formats created and produced in Finland, such as Posse, King and The Ultimate Expedition. The company is also the home of the Dudesons franchise.
– We are extremely happy that Haggle Battle will have an international start from Germany. The format is exceptionally flexible – it works both in weekly prime time and as a daily, stripped version. Ultimately, Haggle Battle is a positive and uplifting show for the whole family, says Olli Suominen, the CEO of Rabbit Films.
In Finland the one hour Haggle Battle premiered in spring 2016 on Nelonen (Channel 4) and 10 episodes were broadcast on Saturday prime time.
Rabbit Films will be attending MIPTV in Cannes in April 2017 with several formats and ready-mades. The most recent formats alongside Haggle Battle are City vs Country, Battle of the Hits, Once upon a Life and Should I Be Worried?