Tag Archive: Format

  1. Shine Iberia Portugal Joins in With First Series of All Together Now

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    Banijay today announces a first series deal for entertainment hit, All Together Now, in Portugal.

     

    Shine Iberia Portugal, Banijay Iberia company, has been commissioned by TVI to produce a local version of the popular singing format. Presented by Cristina Ferreira, the prime-time series is currently in production under Covid-19 guidelines and is scheduled to debut early 2021.

     

    Including Portugal, All Together Now has now sold to 15 markets, with eight productions broadcasting this year. The format is currently airing a third run in Italy and is also on in Finland, where the debut series launched last month with a 24.3% market share.

     

    The news comes as Endemol Shine Brasil prepares for tonight’s International Emmy Awards where its local version of the format, titled Canta Comigo has been nominated in the Non-Scripted Entertainment category.

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations, Creative Networks at Banijay says; “This format delivers unforgettable performances, emotional reactions and loads of humour to bring the entire family together. The fun party atmosphere is just what viewers need right now and we are proud to produce the show using our tried and tested Coved- 19 protocols.”

     

    All Together Now sees a range of talented vocalists (solos and groups) perform in front of The 100, an audience of great singers with big voices and even bigger opinions.

     

    If any of The 100 like what they hear, they can stand up, join in and sing along. The greater the number that join in, the higher the act’s score. At the end of the series, one act will walk away with a major cash prize. The question is, who can get The 100 on their feet and singing along?

     

  2. Banijay Rights’ Survivor Lands New Adaptation in Mexico

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a new local adaptation of its Emmy Award-winning reality format, Survivor, in Mexico.

     

    Produced by Acun Medya for Mexican nationalbroadcaster, Azteca Uno, filming will take place in the Dominican Republic with the series due to launch later this summer. Arturo Islas has been confirmed as the host for Survivor Mexico.

     

    Acun Medya has already successfully produced 15 series of Survivor for broadcasters in Greece, Turkey and Romania.

     

    Since its launch in 1997 the Survivor franchise has seen more than 305 series filmed in 57 locations.  It has proven hugely popular with audiences worldwide, with multiple long-running series airing in Spain, Australia, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Benelux, Denmark, and Hungary.

     

    In recent weeks France has seen recording-breakingviewership, reaching an audience of over 7 million viewers. Whilst the format has continued to be a ratings juggernaut for 40 seasons in the US, this is the first time Survivor will be remade for a central American territory.

     

    Elliott Chalkley, Vice President of Sales, Banijay Rights comments,Survivor is the original adventure reality gameshow and continues to be a big hit for international broadcasters. Set in a beautiful and exotic location with an intriguing mix of contestants, the constantly changing, layered and complex challenges have strong appeal especially among the younger audience demographic.”

     

    Acun Ilıcalı, Acun Medya Group Founder and President says, “We are very excited to introduce Survivor, one of our favoriteshows,to theAzteca audience. A true reality experience that we havehadthe privilege to produce for many years together with Banijay/Castaway. We hope our viewers will love this amazing adventure and experience ofSurvivor which is filled with fun and excitement.”

     

    Alberto Ciurana, Chief Content & Distribution Officer, Azteca Uno adds, “The Mexican audience, now more than ever, demands and deserves high quality content that evokes powerful emotions and promotes family togetherness. At TV Azteca, we work with the best strategic partners to offer world-class programs, such as Survivor Mexico”.

  3. UKTV Acquires High-End Drama Thriller, The Gulf, From Banijay Rights

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has sold premium drama title, The Gulf to UKTV for its local audiences. The series will air on the broadcaster’s crime drama channel, Alibi.

    The deal, which will see the 3 x 90’ series launching on Alibi in early Spring 2020, was brokered by Chris Stewart, Commercial Director – Scripted at Banijay Rights, and Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager at UKTV.

    Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager at UKTV comments, “We are really pleased to have acquired this exciting new thriller for Alibi as we continue to include the very best of international crime drama in our schedule. Our viewers are extremely discerning and The Gulf, with its unique take on a crime story set against the incredible backdrop of New Zealand, will have wide appeal.”

    Chris Stewart, Commercial Director – Scripted, Banijay Rights adds, “We are delighted that UKTV will be bringing this absorbing and original antipodean series to a UK audience where I’m sure it will engage a new legion of drama fans looking for their next crime fix. The Gulf, co-produced by Banijay Group’s Screentime New Zealand, has launched in New Zealand and in Germany to much acclaim and is proving to be a very desirable drama property for us with further sales already in the pipeline.”

    Elsewhere in Europe The Gulf will also travel to Poland, after being acquired by Canal+ for its channel, Ale Kino+.

    This follows hot on the heels of the previously announced U.S. pick up of the drama, where AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now will feature the exclusive U.S. premiere of The Gulf beginning Wednesday, 4th December 2019.

    Domestically, the series was a ratings winner for New Zealand broadcaster TV3 and is the top performing mini-series of 2019 to date. The drama pulled in a launch audience 40% above the channel average. Meanwhile, in Germany The Gulf consistently outperformed the slot average by more than 10%.

    Recently launched at MIPCOM, German-New Zealand thriller The Gulf, (6 x 60’) centres around the moral disintegration of Detective Jess Savage, who finds herself caught between upholding the legal justice system and morality, as she investigates crimes on her home patch of Waiheke Island, New Zealand. The Gulf is an international co-production from Banijay Group’s Screentime New Zealand, Lippy Pictures, German fiction specialist Letterbox Filmproduktion, a member company of the Studio Hamburg Production Group, and broadcasters ZDF and TV3.

  4. Give in to Temptation!

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    Channel Seven today announced it will reboot one of the most sizzling reality shows in television history: TEMPTATION ISLAND.

     

    TEMPTATION ISLAND follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationships, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives – or go their separate ways.

     

    Together, the couples travel to an island paradise where they live the “single life”, housed separately with a bunch of sexy singles who try to tempt them away from their relationships. In the end, will the couples leave together? Will they leave with one of the island’s “tempters”? Or will they break up and go home alone?

     

    Seven’s Director of Network Programming Angus Ross said: “From risque parties to romantic adventures, Temptation Island is the ultimate test of faithfulness.

     

    “It’s a fascinating exploration of the familiar vs the fantasy relationship. Most of us have an ideal mate in mind and Temptation Island actually allows participants to meet that person and compare it with their present relationship. It then asks the question, will they stay or stray?”

     

    The recent return of TEMPTATION ISLAND in the US after 15 years saw a 92% above slot average for the 18-49 female demo on the USA Network. The series was recommissioned after just three episodes. The record-breaking season finale attracting 1.7m viewers, 68% above slot average.

     

    TEMPTATION ISLAND is a Banijay Studios / Screentime format. The original Australian series aired on Seven in 2002. The reboot will be produced by Seven Studios. Matt Apps is Executive Producer.

     

    Casting is now open to couples at a crossroad in their relationship, willing to put their love to the ultimate test. Tempted? Go to www.temptationisland.com.au now!