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  1. Banijay Benelux Expands With Breath-taking New Original Competition Format Blow Up

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    Banijay, the world’s largest independent home to the best creative talent and IP, today announces a new premium competition format from the Netherlands, showcasing the inspirational talent of balloon artists.

     

    Created by EndemolShine Netherlands, Blow Up will take viewers on an exciting journey into the awe-inspiring world of balloon art. In this competition series, produced for Dutch broadcaster RTL 4, contestants must create unique and mind-blowing balloon artworks. Only one balloon artist will blow everyone away and become the winner of this original new format.

     

    Rob van der Vleugel, Managing Director EndemolShine Netherlands says: “The world of balloon artists is full of extremely talented people, and we can’t wait to share their creative expertise with audiences on RTL 4. This format is the ultimate in uplifting, joyful fun and showcases the skills of an untapped community of balloon experts. The set is a mesmerising creation full of balloons, and this show will entertain viewers as they cheer for their favourite artists to win, hoping their vision only pops in a good way.”

     

    James Townley, Global Head of Content Development says: “Blow Up is a brilliant addition to our ever-growing portfolio of innovative competition formats tapping into unique creative communities. It’s exciting to further grow our expertise from MasterChef and LEGO Masters, delivering high-end fun to primetime audiences, and we expect this show will inflate interest with broadcasters.”

     

    Endemol Shine Netherlands, a Banijay Benelux company produces and creates some of the biggest local and international entertainment formats. Recent and forthcoming credits include Big Brother, LEGO Masters, Chantal’s Pyjama Party and Domino Challenge.

     

    This format will join Banijay’s catalogue of over 4000 formats, beside flagship brands Survivor, Hunted, MasterChef, LEGO Masters and Big Brother, as well as the company’s portfolio of fresh new IP Interior Design Masters, Starstruck, Limitless Win, The Courtship and more.

  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.