Tag Archive: Cuarzo

  1. 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.

  2. Spain Continues to Love La Isla de las Tentaciones

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    Banijay Group’s Cuarzo Producciones’ first season of La Isla de las Tentaciones has got everyone talking! The local adaption of the hit format Temptation Island, distributed globally by Banijay Rights, has launched with great ratings, securing 3 million viewers across Telecinco and Cuatro on its first outing on 9 January. Airing on both channels, the show has repeatedly attracted high audience numbers, as well as breaking records for its companion show.


    Beyond the ratings, the series also scored high across social media. The first episode received 186,543 messages during its broadcast and four hashtags were trending with the recent bonfire clip featuring Christofer going viral. Elsewhere, @islatentaciones gained 30,000 followers in a day on Instagram and more than 3 million profile visits over the course of a week. News regarding one of the contestants on Instagram Live has also become one of the most visited pages on Mediaset’s website.


    The series continues on Telecinco and Cuatro this week.

  3. Ratings Flash

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    It has been a big week for ratings across Banijay Group! First up, Spain’s adaption of Temptation Island (La Isla de las Tentaciones) became the number one show of the evening, drawing 3 million viewers across Telecinco and Cuatro. Produced by Cuarzo Producciones and distributed by Banijay Rights, the show also  drummed up significant buzz on social platforms with the hashtag #LaIslaDeLasTentaciones1 trending on twitter.


    Elsewhere, Air Productions’ Don’t Forget The Lyrics had a great start to 2020 breaking its own record by this week attracting 2.8m viewers (+25% on season average) to its first episode and 4.2m for episode 2 (+30% on season average).

  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.”