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  1. Banijay’s Trash or Treasure Heads to Spain

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    Banijay today announces Cuarzo Producciones, a Banijay Iberia label, alongside Delrío Visual, will produce primetime entertainment game show, Trash or Treasure (Basura o Tesoro), for Aragón TV. Based on the original format from Banijay’s Mastiff TV in Sweden, Basura o Tesoro is the show’s sixth international adaptation.

    Well-known Spanish comedian, presenter, actor, and writer, Iñaki Urrutia, will host the show, where a pair of contestants will face 12 different objects. Set to walk away with the value of their chosen object, one by one, they must select which to discard. Designer furniture, antique toys, jewellery, stamps, dresses… Small details can make the difference between big money and worthless junk. Will the contestants be able to work out which is the hidden treasure, worth 5,000 euros? Joining the show each night will be antique dealer, David Maturén, who will share the interesting backstory of each item that is showcased and some tips on what to look out for.

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo, CEO of Cuarzo Producciones says: “Game shows are extremely popular in Spain, and Trash or Treasure offers a new and unique twist on the genre. With Iñaki Urrutia at the helm, we are set for an entertaining series which is sure to get audience members playing along at home and might even turn them into evaluation experts.”

     Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “This game show has performed well in numerous European markets. It is light-hearted and fun, and showcases the expertise required in the field of collectibles. Trash or Treasure is a very adaptable and scalable format, so can meet individual broadcasters’ needs and is proving a very attractive proposition for the international market.”

    Originally created by Mastiff TV in Sweden, successful versions have already aired in territories such as Germany, The Netherlands, and Italy.  Sweden’s recent sixth season was also number one in its slot for TV4.

  2. Mediaset España Confirms Temptation Island Companion Show, The Last Temptation

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    Banijay today confirms Cuarzo Producciones, part of Banijay Iberia, is developing a brand-new companion show for the Spanish version of Temptation Island (La Isla de las Tentaciones). The Last Temptation (La Última Tentación), produced in collaboration with Mediaset España, will be recorded this summer.

     

    La Isla de las Tentaciones host, Sandra Barneda, will front The Last Temptation. Featuring well-known faces from the first three seasons of the main show, they are joined by their current partners to talk about their relationships and put the strength of their love to the test. Was the decision they made at the final bonfires the right one? Is their current partner the ultimate one? Or will they fall back into temptation?

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: Temptation Island is the ultimate relationship test which continues to grip audiences around the world. The format is ever-evolving, and this latest iteration illustrates the enduring strength of the show. We’re giving fans more of what they love, as well as greater scope to open up meaningful conversations about fidelity and trust.”

     

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo, Managing Director of Cuarzo Producciones comments: “The show has got everyone talking and the buzz generated has grown with each new series. We’re excited to build on the success of the show and The Last Temptation is the perfect vehicle for the audience to re-connect with those whose lives we all became invested in.”

     

    Jaime Guerra, Production Director of Mediaset España says: “The three editions of Temptation Islandshown so far, have managed to attract more and more viewers with unprecedented numbers among young audiences on Spanish TV in the last 20 years. Because of that, we have decided to go one step further by creating and developing this new version with Cuarzo Producciones, which will add interesting surprises about the original format. We trust that The Last Temptation will maintain, or even increase the success it has gained inside the Spanish audience and that will spread to other territories.”

     

    The third season of the Spanish adaptation of Temptation Island closed in March as not only the most viewed format in the country, with a 26.3% share and an average audience of 3.1 million, but also the most followed by young people in the last 20 years. Leading its timeslot with more than a 17-point advantage, La Isla de las Tentaciones hit 33.4% in the commercial target compared to its competitor’s 6.7%.

     

    This year marks 20 years since the social experiment relationship format Temptation Island first hit screens. With 25 local adaptations to-date, the show continues to be a ratings success from Spain to the US, where the latest series increased channel share by 90+%, Germany, Italy and beyond. Earlier this year, Banijay Rights announced African streaming service Showmax has acquired the title for its first ever adaptation in South Africa.

     

    Temptation Island is a Banijay format and is distributed globally by Banijay Rights.

  3. Celebrity School Travels to Spain Via Banijay Group’s Cuarzo

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    Cuarzo today announces À Punt has commissioned Celebrity School, a new entertainment show based on the original format from Brainpool, a fellow Banijay Group company. The 8 x 120’ series will air in a primetime slot from April.

    Pitting a panel of three celebrities against groups of school brainboxes of varying grades, this is a show packed with surprises and unique music, trivia and action challenges. With VTs of childhood classrooms, expect to be projected back in time as Cuarzo presents family entertainment at its very best.

    The famous contestants face three rounds of four games each inspired by a chosen school topic such as Art, Maths or Science. They meet the youngest children first, but that doesn’t make for an easy start. As the quiz progresses, the groups of three kids get older, the questions get trickier and the points get bigger. The final speed round can lead to dramatic changes in fortune and the winners get cash for their current or former schools.

    In Spain, the show will be hosted by Eugeni Alemany, with contestants including singers David Bustamante, Rosa Gisela, Sweet California and retired basketball player, Romay, amongst other well-known Valencian celebrities.

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo at Cuarzo comments: “In challenging times, people often need entertainment and distraction. We were incredibly lucky to be able to produce Celebrity School before Spain was forced to shut down and as such, bring À Punt some new and light fun for its schedule.”

    Celebrity School will be produced by Cuarzo, a Banijay Group company and executive produced by Andrea Olivas. The show is based on Brainpool’s hugely successful format of the same name, which has enjoyed three seasons to date on Sat.1, with a fourth scheduled for 2020.

  4. Cuarzo Producciones Lifts Lid on ¿Te Lo Vas a Comer? Season 2

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    Cuarzo Producciones, a Banijay Group company, today confirms the second season of ¿Te lo vas a Comer? (Are You Going to Eat It?) is set to return to Spain’s La Sexta.

     

    ¿Te lo vas a Comer? Is a factual entertainment show in which popular chef Alberto Chicote (Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares) investigates criticisms from members of the public regarding the food quality and hygiene and safety standards exhibition by food services across Spain.

    The recommission follows a healthy first season, which averaged 1.9 million viewers and served as La Sexta’s best launch in four years, with a slot average increase of 75%.  In season two, Chicote will explore the culinary worlds of disabled centres, universities, the military, schools and elite sport centres amongst others.

     

    ¿Te Lo Vas a Comer? was commissioned by La Sexta. The series is executive produced by Cuarzo Producciones’ Juan Ramón Gonzalo and Margarita Luis, and distributed by Banijay Rights.

     

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo comments: ¿Te lo vas a Comer? had a fantastic performance in its first series. Breaking recent network records, it captured the attention of our food-loving nation and season two promises to bring further surprises as we lift the lid on the food standards and quality at a host of other institutions.”

  5. Temptation Island Travels to Spain

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    Cuarzo TV, a Banijay Group company, and Mediaset España, today announce the first Spanish remake of Temptation Island La Isla de las Tentaciones, based on the Banijay Rights-owned format.

     

    La Isla de las Tentaciones is the ultimate test of faithfulness, following dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to an island, where they join 20 eligible men and women. There, they live the “single life,” in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.

     

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo comments: “Temptation Island has long been a key format in the Banijay catalogue, and we have no doubt it will resonate with our audiences here in Spain. With love and drama at the heart of the show, it has all the elements of a primetime hit.”

     

    La Isla de las Tentaciones will be executive produced by Cuarzo TV’s Juan Ramón Gonzalo and directed by Hugo Tomás.

     

    The Spanish commission follows a raft of significant global sales that have now been secured for the format.  In New Zealand, national broadcaster TVNZ has commissioned Screentime New Zealand to produce a local version for its VOD platform, while in the Netherlands, RTL Nederland has picked up the finished tape version of the show for its VOD service Videoland.

     

    Moving to Germany, Banijay Productions Germany will produce the hotly anticipated remake, jointly commissioned by RTL and TV NOW, for Mediengruppe RTL’s VOD service.  With the local production of Temptation Island already in its fifth season on Nelonen, the Finnish commercial channel has also acquired the US finished tape.

     

    Meanwhile, a Canadian sale for the US reboot of the series was announced at the beginning of the year. Sold to Canada’s number one content creation company, Bell Media, the series aired on the business’ top-rated channels, including E! Entertainment, where it premiered, CTV’s network, and the leading Canadian SVOD service, Crave. The sales follow the recent success of Banijay Studios North America’s Temptation Island on USA Network, where it was revived, revamped and relaunched to 1.36 million viewers.