The new frontier of interactivity in TV

Without any doubt, Augmented Reality is one of the top emerging technologies of these years: market analysts, such as ABI Research, IDC and Digi-Capital, believe that it is on the cusp of going mainstream. There are already many applications of AR, in several areas (education, medicine/healthcare, tourism, game, real estate, industrial design…), as well as[…]


During May and June 2019 Axel Fiacco will hold practical training sessions on Game Shows for managers and professionals (writers, directors…) of RSI, the public Italian Television of Switzerland. The aim of the seminars is to create an effective Game-show –according to brief given by the broadcaster- building it with local and international appeal.


The Chinese house of production and distribution ZESPA MEDIA ( has optioned the series of short youth drama ‘Spielberg’ (working title) created by BicFormats.  ZESPA MEDIA, an independent multi-media group based in Bejing and London, will contribute with their experience to develop and finally launch the series into the Chinese market.  

LIGHT MY FIRE won the MipFormats Pitch 2018

MIPFORMATS: LIGHT MY FIRE won  the Formagination competition and earned a development deal with Israel’s Armoza Formats here in Cannes. The panel of judges consisting of Avi Armoza, founder and CEO at Armoza Formats; Nehama Cohen, head of development at Armoza Formats; Daria Leygonie Fialko, MD of Russia’s CTC Network; Alex Piper, VP of alternative entertainment at[…]

Latin America

DNA-Adventure, the brand-new, innovative genetically-tested adventure show, will be distributed in Latam by Fly Content (


The Turkish media group INTERMEDYA ( has optioned our quiz show GOLD and will distribute it worldwide

Formats and creativity

On 2nd September 2017, Axel Fiacco, together with professor Massimo Scaglioni, spoke about formats and creativity in TV at the International Mind Festival of Sarzana (www.festivaldellamente)

Italy – New entertainment formats with Corìma

BicFormats and the Italian house of production Corìma have made a deal to create – together with the most brilliant students of a number of Universities specialized in media studies – brand new entertainment formats and distribute them in Italy and abroad. The promo of the first one, a unique social experiment, will be shot[…]

TBI Formats writes about us

Italian formats company Bic Formats is debuting a trio of provocatively-titled series to MIPTV. The formats are The Bloody Game, The Italian Cooking Fight and The Catcher. The Bloody Game is “the first game show where contestants pay for their mistakes with their own blood”, according to Bic CEO Axel Fiacco. The format takes place[…]


ITALY – LATIN AMERICA. The game show A FIOR DI PELLE (On Your Skin) will be distributed worldwide (except for Latin America) by Mediaset Distribution, a branch of the Italian Mediaset Group ( In Latin America the distribution is in charge of FlyContent (  


LEBANON. The reality/talent AYLI WA FANNAN (Star Sitters) has been commissioned by the Lebanese broadcaster Al-Jadeed TV. One famous singer per episode lives for some days in a family.  His aim is to develop the talent of the person and to give him/her some advice how to improve his/her skills. Meanwhile they do different and[…]