Tag Archive: Erlend Herno Roeggen

  1. Which Norwegian Comedian Will Identify the Fibbers in Banijay’s Are You For Real?

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay today announces that Are You For Real? (Skinnet Bedrar?) is heading to Norway. Nordisk Banijay will produce 12 episodes of this gameshow for TV Norge. This format was developed by Endemol Shine Boomdog, Endemol Shine Italy and TelevisaUnivision.

    Norwegian presenter and journalist Ronny Brede Aase will host the show where a rotating panel of comedians try to identify the liars from the rest. In this unpredictable gameshow, three people take to the stage with a supposed talent, job, or characteristic. However, only one of them is being honest. The famous comedians must rely on their intuition, tasks, and questions to figure out who are the masters of deception. The stakes are high as an audience member sitting in the winning comedians section then has the chance to walk away with a great prize.

    Adapted in four territories including Mexico where Are You For Real? was the number one non-scripted show across all key demos and has recently finished its second series on Canal 5. Last year it also launched in Peru and Sweden where it consistently won the slot for the 20-49 demographic.

    Erlend Hernø Røeggen, CEO Nordisk Banijay says: “Whether you’re on the celebrity panel, in the audience, or watching at home, everyone can play along and see how well they can read people… With a line-up of comedians ready to get stuck in the audience can expect a high-energy show and hilarious probing.”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay says: “Audiences are looking for those upbeat, joyful shows, and this format meets this demand while adding a gamified twist on the talent show genre. Developed by EndemolShine Boomdog, Endemol Shine Italy and Televisa, Are You For Real? showcases the strength of collaboration and it’s great to see it build on its success in Mexico, Sweden, and Peru with this new Norwegian 12 episode commission.”

    With Are You For Real?, Nordisk Banijay continues to build on its impressive slate which includes hit shows such as 71 Degrees North now on its 15th series, All Against 1, Born Winners and Portrait Artist of the Year Norway to name a few.

  2. Condragulations – Banijay’s Drag Me Out Goes International

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    Banijay today announces Nordisk Film TV Norway is in production with the first international adaptation of Drag Me Out, and is set to air on discovery+ and TVNorge.

    Created by Mastiff TV Denmark, in Drag Me Out celebrities are welcomed into the sensational world of drag. In the Norwegian version, two celebrities go head-to-head in an epic drag contest, and a fabulous panel of judges will crown the evening’s best act. This is their time to shine and showcase all that their legendary drag mentors has taught them. The professional drag mentors will transform them, creating fierce new personas for the well-known faces, but also dig deep into the celebrities’ own personal stories and struggles.

    Erlend Hernø Røeggen, Managing Director at Nordisk Film TV Norway adds: “We can’t wait to spotlight LGBTQ+ culture with enthusiastic celebrities eager to turn gender on its head and fully embrace their inner drag. The beauty of this series is the combination of emotional stories, amazing makeovers and crazy stage performances. Bold, refreshing and iconic this is the perfect format to add to our slate.”

    Created by Mastiff TV Denmark the show aired on TV 2 Zulu and performed above slot average for 3+ and on the commercial demo. This format adds to several non-scripted titles which celebrate LGBTQ+ culture, and the Nordics are leading the way with Metronome’s Fabulous Dads another asset to Banijay’s catalogue.

    One of the longest running production companies in Norway, Nordisk Film TV Norway aims to create bold, unique content which inspires and entertains. It boasts an impressive slate such as hit formats 71 Degrees North, Born Winners and All Against 1.

  3. Norwegian Prime Minister to play All Against 1 on NRK

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    Norwegian PM Erna Solberg will play against the nation in a special episode of All Against 1 on Norway’s national day, May 17th. The Høyre/conservative party leader will compete against the viewers as a usual player, solving tasks and experiments themed for the national day.


    All Against 1 season 3 has already succeeded in gathering Norwegian families this winter, with an average share of 53% and 817,000 viewers every Saturday. Staying on-air during the Covid-19 crisis, production made some creative adjustments in line with the new regulations and post-lockdown, the ratings went up.


    May 17th has always been a day where families and communities gather to walk in parades, eat lots of ice cream and play fun games like the potato run, sack race and tug of war. In this special episode, the Prime Minister will face experiments and challenges inspired by these games and even more importantly: the families can gather around the TV and still get a piece of the national day fun, regardless of the corona restrictions.


    Erlend Hernø Røeggen, CEO in Nordisk Film TV Norway said: “It’s great news and so exciting! Hats off to the team that managed to pull this season off against the odds, showing that it’s still possible to gather families around the TV at the weekend. The prime minister’s appearance in the show confirms the status and the strength of All Against 1even in challenging times.”


    All Against 1 was co-developed by Nordisk Film TV Norway and Nordisk Film TV Denmark. Banijay Rights sells the format and finished tape globally. There have been six versions of the show to date worldwide.