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  1. Banijay’s Don’t Forget the Lyrics Returns to Poland

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    Banijay today announces Endemol Shine Poland, a Banijay company, will produce hit format Don’t Forget the Lyrics for TVP2. Previously produced by Mastiff Poland, Endemol Shine Poland will bring the format back after a ten-year hiatus.

    Don’t Forget the Lyrics is a music extravaganza show that challenges contestants to try to fill in missing song lyrics for the chance to win a cash prize. From Aretha Franklin to Harry Styles, the contestants take to the stage and, accompanied by a live band, belt out the tunes. However, can they keep singing when the lyrics stop? The revived Polish version will be hosted by celebrity couple Sławomir and Kajra.

    Ryszard Sibiliski, Managing Director at Endemol Shine Poland says:Don’t Forget the Lyrics is a high-stakes game show that delivers big, bold entertainment and escapism for a wide audience. We’re delighted to have Sławomir and Kajra on board, as they bring such a great energy to the project that audiences will love.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:Don’t Forget The Lyrics is the ultimate singing gameshow – with a feelgood atmosphere, a live band and upbeat music, it is primetime entertainment for all ages. With continued success around the globe and strong returns to key markets including the U.S. and Italy, we’re delighted the format has returned to Poland.”

    Originally created by FOX, Don’t Forget the Lyrics has been adapted in over 30 territories. The recently launched reboot in the U.S. was hosted by Emmy nominee, Niecy Nash, and produced by Banijay’s Bunim Murray Productions and Apploff Entertainment. Italy too brought the series back earlier this year with strong ratings. In France, the show has aired continuously since 2007, hitting the milestone of 5000 episodes in 2021.

    Endemol Shine Poland has been producing high-quality multi-genre programming for over 20 years. This includes adapting international brands such as Big Brother, LEGO® Masters, Fort Boyard and The Million Pound Drop for the Polish audience. Its slate also includes premium scripted such as Our Century, The Crack and Netflix’s Squared Love.

  2. Banijay Italia Brings Don’t Forget the Lyrics to Italy

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    Banijay today announces Italian label Banijay Italia will produce Don’t Forget the Lyrics for NOVE, FTA channel of Discovery Italia.

    Hosted by Gabriele Corsi, the entertainment show makes its comeback with a twist on the classic format. In this new version, three contestants go head-to-head in the hope of winning an ever-growing jackpot, singing everything from fresh new releases to the best of the 80s, along with a live band. When the music and words stop, will they be able to complete the missing lyric? The two contestants that know the words best will go through to the next round. The ‘duel’ between the remaining two will decide the ‘champion,’ who will try to win the jackpot of €5.000 in the final round. Regardless of the amount of money won, the ‘champion’ will return in the following episode.

    Banijay globally represent the format, which was originally created by FOX USA, and has been adapted in over 25 territories, including new markets such as Portugal in 2021. Produced in France by Banijay Production Media with Nagui as the host, Don’t Forget the Lyrics celebrated its 5000th episode in 2021. The entertainment show will also make its US comeback, produced by Bunim Murray Productions (a Banijay company) and Apploff Entertainment.

    Fabrizio Ievolella, CEO of Banijay Italia says: “With Nove onboard and the new battle concept, we’re ready to see the Italian audience sing along to their favourite songs, in this unique show. Having also worked with Gabriele on Deal with It we know he is the perfect fit to host Don’t Forget the Lyrics, the only music game show on Italian TV.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:Don’t Forget the Lyrics is the epitome of fun, light-hearted viewing. It is great to see this format, which is beloved by many, continuing to evolve with this deal in Italy, as well as the US, and the new adaptation in Portugal.”

    Banijay Italia creates high-quality unique programming and has a rich slate of titles including L’isola dei Famosi (Survivor), L’Eredità (The Legacy) and the recent hit series The Ferragnez: The Series for Amazon Prime Video.

  3. Banijay’s Don’t Forget the Lyrics Heads to Portugal for the First Time

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    Shine Iberia, a Banijay company confirms it is bringing Não te Esqueças da Letra (Don’t Forget the Lyrics) to Portugal in a first series deal with RTP1.


    Presented by João Paulo Rodrigues, the musical game show will air in Portugal on Saturday evenings from this spring. Singing ability plays no part in this entertainment series, instead it is all about correctly remembering the words to hit songs to win a life-changing cash prize.  Contestants choose from different genres and decades, and take to the stage and sing-along with the studio band as the lyrics are displayed. But will they have what it takes when the music stops? Or will they forget the lyrics?

    Originally created in the US, Banijay format Don’t Forget the Lyrics first aired in 2007 and has been adapted in over 25 countries. The format is a long-running hit in France, produced by Air Productions and celebrating 5000 episodes on France 2 this spring.


    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations, Creative Networks at Banijay says: “Don’t Forget the Lyrics is the epitome of feel good-entertainment which is incredibly popular right now. As we celebrate 5000 episodes in France, it is great to be bringing the show to new markets and we firmly believe other broadcasters will be interested in the mixture of game and music the format offers.”


    Macarena Rey, CEO Shine Iberia comments: “We are excited to create a local version of this uplifting format which the whole family can enjoy together. The home of Fado, Portugal has always enjoyed a booming music scene and Don’t Forget the Lyrics promises to create the fun, party atmosphere many viewers are craving.”


    Shine Iberia, a Banijay company, is behind numerous non-scripted hits airing across Spain and Portugal. Currently on-air in Portugal is the country’s first local version of All Together Now, along with entertainment hit such as Hell’s Kitchen and The Voice Kids.


    Multi award-winning formats from Shine Iberia include MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and MasterChef Celebrity, alongside Sewing Bee, The Island, Anything Goes, Hunted, MasterChef Portugal, D’Improviso, The Voice Portugal, The Voice Kids, Kitchen Nightmares and I Love Portugal.

  4. 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).

  5. Banijay Rights’ Hit Formats Set to Entertain Audiences in Southeast Asia

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed that its long-running format,Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, has been picked up in Myanmar by Forever Group, for broadcast on leading entertainment channel, MRTV-4; and thatThe Secret Life of 4 Year Olds has been adapted by Houghton Street Media for Tencent Video in China.

    Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, a modern entertainment classic and proven ratings winner regardless of territory or timeslot, will now be adapted for a Burmese audience by Forever Group, with an order of 240 episodes for broadcast in 2020 on free-to-air channel, MRTV-4. More than 2,000 episodes have been produced since the show’s launch in the US, and the format is broadcaster France 2’s number 1 hit show.

    Elsewhere in Asia, the critically acclaimed award-winning series, The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, a compelling insight into a child’s world, filled with tears, laughter, drama, politics, power struggles and larger-than-life characters, will be brought to Chinese audiences via broadcaster, Tencent Video, China’s largest video streaming platform.

    Originally produced by RDF Television for Channel 4, The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds has been adapted in China, with an 8 x 45’ series produced by Houghton Street Media, an award-winning Chinese production company.  The popular reality-entertainment format has already been adapted in 14 territories, with more to come in 2020.

    Samia Moktar, Sales Manager at Banijay Rights commented, “We’re so excited to see these blockbuster entertainment formats travel to the other side of the world.  I’m confident that the local adaptations of Don’t Forget the Lyrics! and The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds will delight audiences in Myanmar and China, just as much as they have done in Europe and America.  These modern classics use all the right ingredients to create perfect family entertainment, and that is always universal in its appeal.”

    In Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, contestants have to sing hit songs and complete the missing lyrics. First, they must choose from different genres and decades; from established hits to fresh new releases. They then take to the stage and sing along with the studio band, as the lyrics are displayed on the game board. With stacks of cash at stake, can they keep singing when the music stops, and the words disappear?

    The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds takes us into one of the most sensitive and carefully protected environments on earth, a world that has never before been subject to the scrutiny of the camera lens. We watch as 10 four-year-old children meet for the first time at nursery and interact in unprecedented, intimate detail. Thought-provoking, entertaining and genuinely surprising, this is an utterly compelling look into a young child’s behaviour.