Content powerhouse Banijay today confirms renowned gameshow, Deal or No Deal, will return to Spain after a 12-year hiatus, produced by Gestmusic, part of Banijay Iberia. Known locally as ¡Allá tú!, the renewed version of the show will air on Telecinco with Jesús Vázquez as the host.
The Banijay-owned format has been commissioned in over 80 territories with more than 350 productions to-date. It first launched in the Netherlands in 2002 and continues to draw huge audiences, with the first episode of EndemolShine Nederland’s 43rd season, which aired earlier this year, the most-watched entertainment show of the evening. This revival also follows the news that Deal or No Deal will return to the UK later this year, produced by Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK company) for ITV and ITVX.
Tinet Rubira, Managing Director of Gestmusic says: “We are thrilled to be bringing back this iconic format with the opening theme tune still resonating with so many in Spain. We are adding new twists to the beloved series, but of course, audiences can still expect to feel closely connected to the contestants and our charismatic host.”
Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds: “Game shows continue to attract large audiences and at Banijay we’re proud to own and create strong titles which deliver the excitement and jeopardy that keeps audiences hooked. Deal or No Deal is in rude health, with extremely successful long-running series in territories like the Netherlands and big, bold returns in markets including the UK and Spain.”
The series offers up a high-stakes game of risk and reward, in which contestants face a series of potentially life-altering decisions. With numerous sealed boxes full of varying amounts of cash – contestants decide whether to accept an offer of cash from ‘the Banker,’ in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant’s chosen box. As each of the other boxes is opened, the likelihood of the player having a valuable cash amount in their case decreases or increases, with ‘the Banker’ tempting the player throughout the game. As long as the larger cash prizes haven’t been opened, the Banker’s deals will only get higher, but if the player opens a case with a bigger cash value, the Banker’s offer could suddenly evaporate.
Gestmusic is one of Spain’s leading producers of entertainment and game shows and has successfully produced Money Drop, among others. As well as creating international hits such as Your Face Sounds Familiar which is the most travelled Spanish format to-date.