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  1. Banijay Boards Reality Series The Hotel

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    Leading producer-distributor Banijay today announces it has acquired the global rights to Argentinian reality competition series The Hotel, ahead of MIPCOM 2022 in Cannes next week.

    Produced by Diego Guebel’s BOXFISH for Canal 13 in Argentina and known locally as El Hotel, this innovative competition reality series sees 16 celebrity contestants isolate themselves for four months in a luxury hotel in the outskirts of a city – but with one caveat: the luxury establishment does not employ any staff.

    At the start of each week, celebrities are drawn to face in each other to determine who will be the ‘guests’ and who become the ‘hotel staff’. While guests enjoy a luxurious stay in the pool, spa, live shows and tuck into gourmet dinners, staff are housed in the hotel’s service area; washing linen, preparing breakfast and serving the guests’ every need. At the end of the week, an elimination duel will decide who leaves The Hotel before the final winner takes home a huge cash prize.

    Banijay will represent both the finished series and format globally (excluding Argentina, Spain and Brazil) and present The Hotel to buyers at MIPCOM in Cannes next week.

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations, Banijay, said: The Hotel is a colourful reality show featuring challenges with real jeopardy for celebrity contestants, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. This series demonstrates the incredible breadth of Banijay’s multi-genre catalogue of more than 135,000 hours – and we can’t wait to present it to potential buyers at MIPCOM.”

    Diego Guebel, President of BOXFISH, said: “The Hotel continues the successful collaboration between Banijay and BOXFISH, which has produced three seasons of MasterChef Celebrity in Argentina. We are once again thrilled to be working with such a renowned group and we strongly believe The Hotel is a refreshing asset to its catalogue, with great global potential for buyers in Cannes.”

    The Hotel joins Banijay’s outstanding slate of titles at MIPCOM including format highlights Starstruck, Blow Up, Love Triangle, Le Plus Grand Karaoké de France and MasterChef: Young Talent and Banijay Rights-fronted premium scripted titles: Marie Antoinette, Rogue Heroes, Bali 2002, Serial Lover, and third-party dramas Stonehouse and Riches. These break-out autumn highlights complement the 130,000 hours of globally renowned, stand-out IP within Banijay’s catalogue.


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  2. Banijay Rights Scores First Starstruck Deal

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    Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay, today announces the first international adaptation of hit UK format Starstruck – with a landmark deal confirmed in South America.

    Following its successful launch to a consolidated 4.7 million viewers on ITV in the UK this year and a confirmed re-commission for a second series, Canal 13 in Chile will produce and broadcast a local version of the primetime extravaganza.

    The Chilean version will broadcast three days a week this month, with the deal brokered by Michelle Wasserman, SVP Latam, USH & Brazil, Banijay Rights.

    Created by Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK company), Starstruck sees ordinary members of the public team up for the ultimate ‘superstar experience’, shedding their normal personas to become global icons, all courtesy of an elite team of glam and stylists overseeing an extraordinary on-screen transformation.

    Michelle Wasserman, SVP Latam, USH & Brazil, Banijay Rights, said: “Starstruck is one of the most ambitious and exciting formats to grace Banijay Rights’ 130,000+ hour catalogue, and evidently demand from broadcasters worldwide isn’t disappointing. With contestants transforming into megastars including Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie and more, we’re in no doubt this show will resonate strongly with viewers in Chile.”

    Launching #1 launch in its timeslot – and a hit with younger viewers (16-34) +61% above the slot average – Starstruck in the UK is hosted by Olly Murs with presiding judges Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert, Beverley Knight and Jason Manford.