NBCUni’s 1st “Real Housewives” for Asia + “Top Chef” heads to Thailand

Thailand’s Kantana Group has commissioned the first Asian version of NBCUni’s one-hour docu-drama format, “The Real Housewives of…”.

The 13-part “The Real Housewives of Bangkok” is one of two new NBCUniversal format rights deals announced out of London today. In the second, GMM ONE TV has commissioned a 13-episode local version of “Top Chef”.

“Top Chef Thailand” (13x90 mins) will be produced by Thailand’s The One Enterprise Company.

This is the third version of “Top Chef” to be made in Asia.

The first two markets were Indonesia and Vietnam.

Production/broadcast details were not immediately available.

Both deals were brokered out of Singapore by NBCUniversal International Formats’ director, format sales liaison, Linfield Ng.