Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a new local adaptation of its Emmy Award-winning reality format, Survivor, in Mexico.
Produced by Acun Medya for Mexican nationalbroadcaster, Azteca Uno, filming will take place in the Dominican Republic with the series due to launch later this summer. Arturo Islas has been confirmed as the host for Survivor Mexico.
Acun Medya has already successfully produced 15 series of Survivor for broadcasters in Greece, Turkey and Romania.
Since its launch in 1997 the Survivor franchise has seen more than 305 series filmed in 57 locations. It has proven hugely popular with audiences worldwide, with multiple long-running series airing in Spain, Australia, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Benelux, Denmark, and Hungary.
In recent weeks France has seen recording-breakingviewership, reaching an audience of over 7 million viewers. Whilst the format has continued to be a ratings juggernaut for 40 seasons in the US, this is the first time Survivor will be remade for a central American territory.
Elliott Chalkley, Vice President of Sales, Banijay Rights comments,“Survivor is the original adventure reality gameshow and continues to be a big hit for international broadcasters. Set in a beautiful and exotic location with an intriguing mix of contestants, the constantly changing, layered and complex challenges have strong appeal especially among the younger audience demographic.”
Acun Ilıcalı, Acun Medya Group Founder and President says, “We are very excited to introduce Survivor, one of our favoriteshows,to theAzteca audience. A true reality experience that we havehadthe privilege to produce for many years together with Banijay/Castaway. We hope our viewers will love this amazing adventure and experience ofSurvivor which is filled with fun and excitement.”
Alberto Ciurana, Chief Content & Distribution Officer, Azteca Uno adds, “The Mexican audience, now more than ever, demands and deserves high quality content that evokes powerful emotions and promotes family togetherness. At TV Azteca, we work with the best strategic partners to offer world-class programs, such as Survivor Mexico”.