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  1. Jarowskij Puts Celebrities Through Climate Bootcamp

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    Banijay today announces Jarowskij, part of Banijay Nordic, will produce Climate Bootcamp for broadcast on SVT and UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company).

     

    The 6 x 28’ series sees a group of celebrities address the area of their lives having the most detrimental impact on the planet. Whether it be travel, consumption or simply just their attitude, this group will attend a camp to retrain themselves and learn why they must act now. Equipped with the knowledge and necessary skills, the celebrities will then have to maintain it in their everyday lives. Can they reduce their climate score, or will they revert to their old ways?

     

    Iréne Lindblad, CEO at Jarowskij says: “Protecting our planet for future generations is incredibly important to us and in the midst of the Cop26 conversation, the world’s attention is on the climate emergency. The amazing talent associated with Climate Bootcamp highlight the small changes the individual can make and is just one example of the importance Banijay and its labels are placing on positive change.”

     

    Margretha Eriksson, Program Director, UR Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company comments:“Climate Bootcamp is part of our commitment to educating and inspiring Swedish audiences of all ages to be more sustainable – from young children wanting to learn about nature and how to take care of our planet, to grown-ups struggling with anxiety around climate change. Our belief and ambition is that this show will give the audience the knowledge, support and hope they need to start to change their everyday life for the better.”

     

    James Townley, Global Head of Content Development at Banijay adds: “Sustainability and the impact of climate change is central to our industry right now as it should be. Banijay, like its peers, is proactive in reducing its carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment, both corporately and on-set. New shows like Climate Bootcamp align with our wider core values and demonstrate our commitment to delivering content that entertains and educates.”

     

    Jarowskij’s Climate Bootcamp is the latest eco-format emerging from the Banijay catalogue. The 2020 premiere of Mastiff Denmark’s documentary, Wild Wonderful Denmark, showcased the regions flora and fauna, from its forests to urban nature. And, the recent launch of RDF Television’s, Shop Well for the Planet? for BBC One, sees legacy brands Shop Well for Less? and Eat Well for Less? combine to help people live an affordable, greener lifestyle.

     

    Banijay commits to promoting a responsible working environment, encouraging healthy living and sustainable behaviours, driving down the use of single-use plastics and food waste across all productions. Super brands like Big Brother, MasterChef, Family Food Fight and Ready Steady Cook are instrumental to continuing to push sustainability; for instance, over 75% of MasterChef productions now donate leftover food to charity.

  2. Jarowskij Reveals A Class Apart for Viaplay

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    Swedish label Jarowskij, a Banijay Nordic company, today announces a new eight-part series for Viaplay, starring Aliette Opheim (Caliphate, Katla) and Valter Skarsgård (Lords of Chaos, Katla).

     

    Based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, A Class Apart explores the world of privilege and power. Written by Michaela Hamilton (Eagles) and Erik Eger, in co-operation with Gustaf Skördeman, Anna Platt and Fredrik Agetoft, and directed by Andrea Östlund (The Restaurant) Erik Eger and David Berron. The series is a co-production between Jarowskij, Brommamamma, Viaplay, Film I Väst and Banijay Rights.

     

    At Sweden’s top ranked boarding high school there is a secret society for the most affluent students, the Zebra Club. On the night of the new semester, the selected few indulge in the hazing of two new members. The following morning, one of them is found dead.

     

    When one of the troubled students at a disadvantaged public school nearby is falsely accused of the murder, the school’s passionate counsellor reacts on social media, critising the boarding school and stirring up emotions with the community, an action that sets unexpected events in motion.

     

    A Class Apart is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

     

    Iréne Lindblad, Chief Executive Officer at Jarowskij says; “This original new series opens the door to the enigmatic world of the super-rich, where things are not always what they seem. Michaela Hamilton and Andrea Östlund have created a compelling world for viewers to indulge in, and witness the dramatic consequences which can occur when boundaries are pushed to the limit.”

     

    Jarowskij is behind numerous scripted and non-scripted hits including Black Lake, The Restaurant, We Got This, Welcome to Sweden, Wild Kids, Fort Boyard Sweden, SAS Sweden and many many more.

     

    Headed up by CEO Jacob Houlind, Banijay Nordic spans Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, as well as the UK and US, following the expansion of Yellow Bird. There are 18 production companies within the Banijay Nordic footprint, bringing together a world-class offering in scripted and non-scripted programming.

  3. Jarowskij brings SAS: Who Dares Wins to Sweden

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    Swedish label Jarowskij, a Banijay Nordic company, today announces an 8 part adaptation of Banijay Rights format, SAS: Who Dares Wins for TV4.

     

    The new Swedish version of one of the toughest shows on television will see 18 civilian volunteers participate in a Special Forces training camp, supervised by 4 former instructors.

     

    SAS: Who Dares Wins is represented internationally by Banijay Rights, and was originally created by UK production company Minnow Films. The format has been produced in six markets, including the UK, US, France, and Australia, where a second series was recently commissioned. In Denmark, where three seasons have aired, Mastiff Denmark, a Banijay company are producing a celebrity version for TV2, which will broadcast in the spring.

     

    Iréne Lindblad, Chief Executive Officer at Jarowskij says; “SAS: Who Dares Wins is an intensely gripping format, and the TV4 audience will revel in the participant’s resilience, which is put to the test by the SAS professionals. Navigating conditions within the spectacular Swedish terrain won’t be easy but will certainly make great television.”

     

    Jarowskij is behind numerous scripted and non-scripted hits including Black Lake, The Restaurant, We Got This, Welcome to Sweden, Wild Kids, Fort Boyard Sweden and many many more.

     

    Headed up by CEO Jacob  Houlind, Banijay Nordic spans Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, as well as the UK and US, following the expansion of Yellow Bird. There are 24 production companies within the Banijay Nordic footprint, bringing together a world-class offering in scripted and non-scripted programming.

     

    SAS: Who Dares Wins Sweden will air soon on TV4. It will be executive produced by Gustav Carlsson at TV4 and Magnus Larsson at Jarowskij.

  4. Jarowskij’s Wild Kids Returns to Sweden

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    Jarowskij, a Banijay Group Company, announces a new series of hit show, Wild Kids, is coming to TV4 and C More in 2020.

    The new series of Wild Kids will see TV4 talent, Linda Lindorff, take on the role of host. The award-winning series, distributed by Banijay Rights, sees two teams of children competing to win a trip of a lifetime. In each episode, the participants take part in physical and knowledge-based challenges in order to win new teammates and increase their chances in the final competition. However, on this show, anything can happen, and no winning team can be predicted.

    Outside the challenges, the cameras roll on the kids’ everyday life in camp – constructing their shelters, cooking over an open fire, and interacting with one another away from home.

    Linda Lindorff, Show presenter comments: “I love Swedish nature, tough competitions and look forward to working with children for the first time in a TV production. At this age, they are often totally fearless and believe nothing is impossible, which will help them in the adventure.”

    Fredrik Arefalk, Head of Channels TV4 & C More: “TV4 has a long tradition of gathering the whole family together for our entertainment programmes and our ambition is that even C More will fulfil that function. Therefore, it is great to introduce Wild Kids to our viewers on both C More and TV4. Wild Kids is one of the most popular brands for families with children, so we are very proud and happy that the format is moving in with us.”

    Iréne Lindblad CEO at Jarowskij: “Wild Kids has long been a key format on our slate and we’re proud that it is set to continue entertaining families in Sweden. It’s great to be partnering with TV4 and C More, and we look forward to working with Linda on bringing a fresh to feel to the show.”