Banijay today confirms Screentime New Zealand, part of Banijay, will produce Blow Up for Three, part of Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ. This is the fourth territory to commission the format, and the second this autumn, following the news that the balloon competition is set for Germany, and Australia.
In Blow Up, the nation’s best balloon artists battle it out to showcase their skill and creativity. Within a limited timeframe, the contestants must complete unique challenges and wow the expert judges with their mesmerising creations. These one-of-a-kind creations bring audiences into the magical world of balloon art and highlight the potential each balloon poses. In this competition format, who has what it takes to be crowned the best balloon artist and who will have their dream popped?
Philly de Lacey, CEO of Screentime New Zealand comments: “Blow Up is an uplifting, fun and awe-inspiring format. We are excited to bring the only show which showcases the amazing work of balloon artists to New Zealand television, and build on our expertise in the competition genre, already producing MasterChef New Zealand for Three earlier this year.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: “Blow Up offers something unique, providing joyful, competitive content, that is sought-after by audiences and broadcasters around the world. With Australia, Germany and now New Zealand all set to create their own versions of the Dutch format, this innovative show has so much international potential.”
With four commissions including Australia and Germany, Blow Up was created by EndemolShine Nederland, and will return to RTL4 for a second season after becoming the number one show in the slot on all commercial and key demos.
Screentime New Zealand boasts an impressive catalogue ranging from award-winning drama, documentary, and factual entertainment series. Among its key titles are MasterChef New Zealand, Eat Well For Less, and Police Ten 7, as well as hit drama, The Gulf.