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  1. Brazil Stirs Up MasterChef Senior for Band

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    Endemol Shine Brasil, a Banijay company, today announces that brand new iteration, MasterChef Senior, known locally as MasterChef+, is set for Band. The commission follows the success of the MasterChef Senior specials, produced by Shine Iberia for La 1.

    The latest MasterChef spin-off showcases the culinary skills of the older generation, and is a celebration of their experience, resilience, and knowledge. The novice chefs aged 60 and above take to the infamous MasterChef kitchen to battle it out and create food to impress even the harshest critics. This commission follows the recently announced new iteration MasterChef: Young Talent, coming soon to Denmark and Norway.

    Nani Freitas, CEO Endemol Shine Brasil adds: “The older generation will be able to show all their knowledge and passion for gastronomy, in addition to proving that the quality of their cuisine is extremely high. Only time will tell who will take home the MasterChef+ trophy. I’m very excited that Brazil will now have four different versions of MasterChef!”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay comments: “Originally created by Shine Iberia at a time where we saw significant isolation in older generations due to the global pandemic, MasterChef Senior is a warm and wonderful celebration of family and cooking. MasterChef is an inclusive format that champions accessibility and talent from budding chefs old or young, and the addition of MasterChef Senior to our growing portfolio is testament to our innovative creatives who constantly explore new ways to expand the brand.”

    Originally created by Franc Roddam, MasterChef is the most successful cookery television format (Guinness World Records), with 64 local versions to-date. MasterChef consistently attracts phenomenal audiences globally; most recently in Brazil the MasterChef season nine premiere was watched by over three million people and the hashtag #MasterChefbr was used 173 million times.

    Originally airing as standalone specials in 2020 and 2021, MasterChef Senior in Spain, exceeded the slot average by over 60%.

    The MasterChef format and finished programmes are represented internationally by Banijay.

  2. Banijay Tunes in to Family Entertainment

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    Banijay today announces the addition of Name That Tune to its burgeoning 100,000-hour catalogue, having secured the format’s global distribution rights. Given the title’s previous commissions, the deal excludes the USA, Canada, Australia, Russia and Poland.

     

    Born in the 1950s, this long-running, family-friendly show is still an audience favourite, combining music and competition. Battling it out over an assortment of games, two contestants try to prove they possess more musical knowledge than the other. A key element of this format is the band. They perform live resulting in an electric atmosphere within the studio. In truth, the questions will span any decade and any genre, so the contestants must be able to tell their Elvis from their Kanye. However, defeating their opponent is not the sole goal. To be in with a chance of taking home the top cash prize, the victorious contestant has to get to the final round and correctly identify seven songs within 30 seconds.

     

    To date, Name That Tune has been adapted in twenty-six markets including the UK, Australia and Brazil. In line with the format take-up, Banijay Italia has confirmed it will bring the highly-anticipated second series to TV8 this spring. This follows the format’s successful return to Fox in the USA on the 6th January 2021, where it exceeded expectations among 18 – 49-year olds.

     

    Carlotta Rossi Spencer, Head of Format Acquisitions comments: Name That Tune has already proven popular with an international audience and we have no doubt we can extend its reach into new territories given its notoriety in the market as a highly entertaining, relevant, family show. A testament to the power of music and our love of gameshows, this format is perfect especially at a time when we are all after some light-hearted, comforting fun!”

     

    Banijay Rights will handle distribution for those territories outside the existing Banijay footprint.