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.
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Banijay today announces the addition of Name That Tune to its burgeoning 100,000-hour catalogue, having secured the format’s global distribution rights. Given the title’s previous commissions, the deal excludes the USA, Canada, Australia, Russia and Poland.
Born in the 1950s, this long-running, family-friendly show is still an audience favourite, combining music and competition. Battling it out over an assortment of games, two contestants try to prove they possess more musical knowledge than the other. A key element of this format is the band. They perform live resulting in an electric atmosphere within the studio. In truth, the questions will span any decade and any genre, so the contestants must be able to tell their Elvis from their Kanye. However, defeating their opponent is not the sole goal. To be in with a chance of taking home the top cash prize, the victorious contestant has to get to the final round and correctly identify seven songs within 30 seconds.
To date, Name That Tune has been adapted in twenty-six markets including the UK, Australia and Brazil. In line with the format take-up, Banijay Italia has confirmed it will bring the highly-anticipated second series to TV8 this spring. This follows the format’s successful return to Fox in the USA on the 6th January 2021, where it exceeded expectations among 18 – 49-year olds.
Carlotta Rossi Spencer, Head of Format Acquisitions comments: “Name That Tune has already proven popular with an international audience and we have no doubt we can extend its reach into new territories given its notoriety in the market as a highly entertaining, relevant, family show. A testament to the power of music and our love of gameshows, this format is perfect especially at a time when we are all after some light-hearted, comforting fun!”
Banijay Rights will handle distribution for those territories outside the existing Banijay footprint.
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Banijay today announces two new adaptations for hit travelling format LEGO Masters, with Denmark and Finland the latest countries onboard.
Danish production company Metronome, a Banijay company, has been commissioned to produce the show for TV2, and Endemol Shine Finland will be bringing the competition reality format to MTV3 audiences.
LEGO Masters has now been produced in eleven markets, with local versions in US, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and France. 2020 was the best year yet for the format with seven productions airing across eight markets.
In the US, FOX has confirmed a second series, once again hosted by Will Arnett. First series of LEGO Masters recently wrapped successfully in Poland and Sweden, whilst in France the debut in December ranked as the best launch for a new series on M6.
In addition, Banijay Rights has landed numerous finished tape deals for the show. In Italy, A+E Networks has acquired LEGO Masters Australia seasons 1- 3, LEGO Masters UK seasons 1 -2, and first seasons from the US, Sweden, and Netherlands for their channel BLAZE, meanwhile, WarnerMedia has also picked up LEGO Masters Australia season 1 for its free to air channel BOING.
DPG Media in Belgium has picked up LEGO Masters Australia, USA and UK and Sony has licensed LEGO Masters USA Series 1 for Russia, CIS and Baltics.
In the Nordics, TV4 Sweden and TV2 Denmark, and SVOD platform Cmore, have acquired the finished tape series of LEGO Masters Australia Season 1 & 2, UK Season 1 & 2, and USA Season 1.
The format was originally created by Tuesday’s Child Television and The LEGO Group, and Banijay is the exclusive format and finished tape distributor of LEGO Masters globally.
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations, Creative Networks at Banijay says; “LEGO Masters continues to gain momentum and it’s brilliant to see this format travel to eleven markets and counting. This warm-hearted competition show attracts a broad family audience by offering viewers much-needed escapism, while celebrating creativity.”
LEGO Masters pits pairs of ‘brick heads’ against each other in a quest to impress with their creativity, design and flair, driven by their unparalleled passion for the possibilities that start with a single LEGO brick. Mind-blowing brilliance will be on display, delivering family entertainment loaded with fun, action, drama and humour, and the odd topple.
Endemol Shine Finland produce numerous adaptions of global hits for the Finnish market including MasterChef, Big Brother, All Together Now and The Biggest Loser.
Danish production company Metronome is behind Banijay’s latest dating format Alone Together as well as relationship hit Fabulous Dads. It also produces a range of long-running non-scripted series including The Island, MasterChef, Taskmaster, The Block and Ex on the Beach.
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Banijay today announces Endemol Shine Poland has been commissioned byTVN Discovery to produce a local version ofhit entertainment format, LEGO MASTERS.
Poland’s TVN is the ninth broadcaster to commission the show, following deals in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and France.
Marcin Prokop will host the six-part series which launches on 14th November and includes a Christmas episode. He will be joined by Ola Mirecka, the only Polish woman who has designed sets forThe LEGOGroup, and PawełDuda, a Polish YouTuber who reviews LEGO sets on his channel,together they will judge the contestant’s creations.
Earlier this year LEGO MASTERS launched its primetime run on FOX, and ranked as the #1 new launch in the U.S, attracting more than 36 million unique viewers across its first season.The format enjoyed success in Netherlands and Belgium earlier this year, leading its Saturday night slot as the most–watched entertainment programme.
The season two launch in Australia this April was the most successful entertainment premiere of 2020 on NINE.And, in September, following two years off-air,the LEGO MASTERS return in Germany launched with an overnight audience of 1.03 million and 15.7% market share among commercial targets 14-49.
The format was originally created by Tuesday’s Child Television and The LEGO Group, and Banijayisthe exclusive format and finished tape distributor of LEGO MASTERS globally.
RyszardSibilski,Managing Director at Endemol Shine Polandsays; “The appetite for LEGO MASTERS is huge, and having witnessed the format’s success this year alone, we are excited to bring it to our nation. We hope to touch the hearts of budding brick heads and audiences throughout Poland with our local version.”
LEGO MASTERS pits pairs of ‘brick heads’ against each other in a quest to impress with their creativity, design and flair, driven by their unparalleled passion for the possibilities that will start with a single LEGO brick. Mind-blowing brilliance will be on display, delivering family entertainment loaded with fun, action, drama and humour, and the odd topple.
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Endemol Shine North America, producer of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF on FOX and private equity financier VC Capital Holdings, announced today that they are teaming up to bring the first MASTERCHEF restaurant concept to the U.S.
The concept aims to be more than an eatery, but a true, immersive dining experience. From screen to plate, the menu is expected to feature signature dishes and recipes that have been prepared on the show. Diners will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to be in the famous MASTERCHEF kitchen by participating in familiar show challenges, such as ordering the ‘Mystery Box’ and selecting surprise ingredients for the chef to prepare. Past contestants and winners will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and favorite dishes to guests through exclusive tasting menus, residencies and hosted events.
“We are so thrilled to be partnering with VC Capital Holdings to bring this unique MASTERCHEF dining experience to restaurant-goers in the U.S.,” says Amber Sheppo, SVP, Licensing, Endemol Shine North America. “VC Capital has had success in providing unique experiences and concepts in the restaurant and hospitality industry and we couldn’t have a better partner to bring the excitement and energy of MASTERCHEF to American diners.”
“After seeing the success of the MASTERCHEF restaurant in Dubai, I knew this was the perfect concept for diners here in the U.S.,” says Antonio Primo, Managing Partner, VC Capital Holdings. “With a menu curated from the hit show’s Champion and Finalist recipes, MASTERCHEF is about the passion for cooking and the emotional connection we have with food. From the famous Clock to the ‘Mystery Box’ to finalist and Champion residencies and masterclasses, the experience is extraordinary. Particularly in the current environment, this type of vibe dining, where people can stay for an evening and safely socialize, is reshaping the hospitality market. Our investment community has energized around the launch and we’re looking forward to opening the first of several locations in 2021.”
The award-winning restaurant ‘MasterChef, the TV Experience’ in Dubai features an interior design inspired by the famous MASTERCHEF kitchen and a menu that spotlights former contestants and winners from various international seasons of the hit global series. Endemol Shine North America and VC Capital Holdings are excited to bring this unique concept stateside.
Location and opening details to be announced at a later date.
An encore broadcast of MASTERCHEF’s epic tenth season is currently airing Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
MASTERCHEF JUNIOR will return for an eighth season in the 2020-2021 season on FOX, featuring world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, acclaimed chef Aarón Sánchez and nutrition expert, author and new judge Daphne Oz.
Originally created by Franc Roddam, MASTERCHEF is the most successful cookery television format in the world, adapted locally in 60+ countries and watched globally by over 250 million viewers in more than 200 countries. The MASTERCHEF brand extends into a huge range of successful commercial activities across multiple platforms including extensive publishing, consumer products, experiential and live events, travel, digital and B2B activities.
About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil and newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series such asBig Brother(CBS),Ink Master(Paramount Network), MasterChef(FOX), MasterChef Junior(FOX), LEGO Masters(FOX), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition(HGTV), The Biggest Loser(USA), Swamp People(History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta(Bravo), Below Deck(Bravo), Below Deck: Mediterranean(Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle(VH1), Trading Spaces(TLC), Deal or No Deal(CNBC), LOL(Amazon) and the upcoming launches of Utopia(Amazon), Wipeout(TBS), Ripley(Showtime) and Súbete a Mi Moto(Amazon).
In July 2020, Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.
About VC Capital Holdings
VC Capital Holdings (“VCCH”) was founded in Miami, FL as the parent of several investment-related companies. Together the company’s leadership has launched and developed deals for over 45 companies in healthcare, hospitality, construction, retail, consulting, entertainment, natural resources F&B and real estate. VCCH’s successful projects include more than 30 restaurants and nightclubs in the U.S. and Brazil, together with several high-end restaurants and hospitality chains. The executive team has taken seven companies public, and its hospitality management team has operated some of the largest and most well-known nightclubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
VCCH’s advantage lies in the company’s historical ability to create partnerships, incentives, and opportunities for both U.S. and Brazilian investors through its network of dignitaries, investors, and exceptionally experienced counsel, financial experts, and management consultants. The company has a consistent ability to efficiently source, invest, manage, and ultimately exit assets in diverse investment markets that are trading below their intrinsic value due to structural, capital, and management inefficiencies. In doing so, VCCH seeks to create superior, risk-adjusted returns for investors and partners, while emphasizing downside protection. Through its VCCMC Holdings subsidiary, the company will build, manage, and operate MasterChef The TV Experience™ restaurants in the United States. More information can be found at www.vccapitalholdings.com
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