MTV International Pours Cash In New Programming

MTV International is pumping an undisclosed multi-million-pound sum into a slew of new programming that it aims to distribute worldwide, says Brent Hansen, president of creative at MTV Networks Intern

LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--MTV International is pumping an undisclosed multi-million-pound sum into a slew of new programming that it aims to distribute worldwide, says Brent Hansen, president of creative at MTV Networks International.

The development slate is the first from a new MTV international creative group and includes a mix of pilots and greenlighted projects. Projects range from a global version of reality dating show "Globally Dismissed" to an animation pilot called "Happy Tree Friends" and a global version of "Cribs," which looks around stars' homes.

A gamut of genres will be covered by the new creative group, from music and reality to comedy, animation and game show formats. There is a longform drama called "Top Buzzer" that Hansen says will act as an "internal training exercise" to let MTV learn about this program genre.