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  1. Banijay Italia’s 100% Heads To France For Its First Adaptation

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    Content powerhouse Banijay today announces Banijay Production Media will produce the first adaptation of the game show format, 100% for France 2.

    Originally created by Banijay Italia, the one-of-a-kind format sees contestants take turns to guess the tastes, habits, and perceptions of a panel of 100 people. It debuted on TV8 in September 2022, tripling the channel slot average for young viewers and recording stellar ratings during its 154-episode run on access primetime. As well as the regular series, TV8 aired a primetime Christmas episode and four weekly specials in March.

    Hosted in France by Bruno Guillon, three celebrity duos must try to guess the most popular answers given by a wall of 100 people, present in the studio, representative of the French population. Will the contestants work together and guess the most common answers? Only the team that gives the most correct answers will have the chance to play the final round and win up to €150,000 for their preferred charity.

     Nagui, Managing Director of Banijay Production Media, says: 100% is a brilliant entertainment format which probes topics from the light-hearted to the more serious. With its initial success as a buzzworthy game show in Italy, we’re expecting audiences here to love the distinctive feature of 100 people in the studio representing the preferences and opinions of French people. This unique element promises a must-watch for viewers.”

     Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds: “Globally we are seeing a renewed interest in game shows which have proven successful and it’s great to see 100% begin its international journey. This show delivered audiences in Italy, and with its highly adaptable format points, we are expecting the French version to be equally popular. Banijay Production Media produce high-quality entertainment series and is set to deliver another exceptional production.”

    Banijay Production Media, part of Banijay France, has built a strong foothold in music-based programming with the likes of successful long-running live music shows Tarata or Don’t Forget the Lyrics. The company has expanded its repertoire and it now stands as a premium producer of game and entertainment programming.

  2. MasterChef Returns to France

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    Banijay today confirms Endemol France, part of Banijay France, will produce MasterChef for France 2. Hosted by popular French presenter, Agathe Lecaron, Yves Camdeborde, Thierry Marx, Georgiana Viou are confirmed as judges.

    Setting out on a nationwide search, the new series of MasterChef aims to find the best amateur cook in France. Contestants will face numerous challenges as they aim to impress the judges with their skill, passion, and creativity. Only the best chefs will continue their journey.

    The life-changing culinary format has been adapted in 64 territories to date and celebrated its 500th series globally in 2021. In 2021, 49 productions aired across 33 territories, and most recently, it enjoyed a hugely successful return in Portugal, with the New Zealand and South African reboots set to air later in the year.

    Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France comments: “As a nation, we are incredibly passionate about cooking, so it is only right for us to bring the world’s most successful culinary format back to France. In France there are more than 35 million amateur cooks. With MasterChef, we aim to represent this great family by highlighting passionate and talented contestants. With Agathe Lecaron and our fantastic judges at the helm, we are set for an exciting series, as we uncover some of the incredible talent from across the country and showcase our wonderful food culture.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:MasterChef’s return to France, joining a recent spate of reboots, demonstrates the show’s enduring appeal across the globe. An evolving and versatile format, this latest version is set to be authentic, inspiring, and a joyful celebration of the much-admired world of French cuisine.”