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  1. Prepare to be Starstruck with Shine Portugal’s Adaptation of Hit Format

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today announces Shine Portugal, part of Banijay Iberia, will produce ten episodes of Starstruck for public broadcaster RTP.  

    The commission marks the sixth adaptation of the show, which was originally created by Banijay UK label, Remarkable Entertainment. Launching first in the UK, Starstruck aired for two seasons on ITV and ITVX, and has also been adapted in Chile, Bulgaria, Belgium and Denmark, where it repeatedly won its slot across all demographics.

    Macarena Rey, CEO of Shine Iberia, Spain and Portugal comments: “Starstruck is a feel-good show, all about celebrating great music. As well as the tension of the competition, the Portuguese version will have the added excitement of live performances from the exceptional talent of the contestants, which will make for captivating, emotive and all-round spectacular TV.” 

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations, Banijay adds: “This entertainment format continues to delight and entertain audiences with its display of outstanding talent and cross-generational appeal. Now in its sixth territory, Starstruck continues to demonstrate its strength and adaptability.” 

    In Starstruck, a trio of ordinary people, with extraordinary talent, take to the stage as they team up and transform into some of the world’s biggest music icons, singing live to battle it out against rival groups. With only one spot up for grabs in the grand finale, the winning trio must compete against each other for a shot at securing the life-changing cash prize.

  2. Cuarzo Producciones to Produce Banijay’s Survivor

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today confirms the return of Survivor to Spanish screens, produced for the first time by Cuarzo Producciones, part of Banijay Iberia, in collaboration with Mediaset España.

    Survivor will be hosted by Jorge Javier Vázquez, Carlos Sobera and Sandra Barneda, with Laura Madrueño covering all the action from Honduras. In addition, an all-new companion show, ¿Quién dijo quiero ir a Supervivientes?, for mitele PLUS, will show daily updates and all the latest news from the tribes.

    The new edition for Telecinco sees 17 celebrities leap from a helicopter and battle survival in an idyllic but isolated setting off the coast of Honduras. The contestants will face over 150 challenges with a final prize of 200,000 Euros at stake – the winner of which will be ultimately decided by the show’s viewers. Celebrities confirmed for the new series include Ángel Cristo Jr., Arancha del Sol, Arkano, Aurah Ruiz, Blanca Manchón, Carmen Borrego, Claudia Martínez, Gorka Ibarguren, Javier Ungría, Kike Calleja, Lorena Morlote, Mario González, Miri Pérez-Cabrero, Pedro García Aguado, Rocío Madrid, Rubén Torres and Zayra Gutiérrez.

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo, Managing Director, Cuarzo Producciones, comments: “With this new series, we will continue to honour the themes of adventure and survival, which are key pillars of the format. But we want to place as much emphasis on the personal growth of the contestants, as on the games. Cuarzo Producciones is renowned for daring casting, impeccable productions and formats full of surprises, and we will be bringing these qualities to our first Survivor production.”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations, Banijay adds: Survivor is one of Banijay’s biggest and most travelled IPs, which has enjoyed success in Spain for many years. We are delighted Cuarzo Producciones will be producing the show, bringing its unrivalled expertise at creating hugely successful, world-class entertainment to this iconic format.”

    Created by Charlie Parsons, Survivor is a Banijay-owned format.  Since its original launch in 1997, it has been adapted across 50 territories. Recent successes include the current version in France, which became the country’s most-watched unscripted programme ever in catch-up, and the US’s 45th run, which was the #3 unscripted show of the season.

    Cuarzo Producciones is a highly creative and experienced producer, from entertainment to reality, talk shows and documentaries. Its credits include Temptation Island, original IP such as Deep Fake Love and Holy Holidays!, and the recently announced first international adaptation of No Strings Attached, among others.

  3. Banijay’s Location, Location, Location Lands First Season in New Zealand

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    Screentime New Zealand today announces it will adapt the property format Location, Location, Location in association with AA Insurance. Originally created by Banijay UK’s IWC, the widely popular long-running series has been commissioned by TVNZ and will air in New Zealand for the first time, marking the seventh version of the property powerhouse.

    Captivating audiences with its unique blend of real estate expertise and heartfelt storytelling is an international success. The UK leads the charge maintaining high ratings across its 28 seasons for Channel 4, Denmark follows with 14 seasons for TV2, and just last year, Australia enjoyed a successful reboot for Network 10.

    Philly de Lacey, CEO of Screentime New Zealand comments: “The launch of this iconic format in New Zealand will ignite conversations around the property market as house-hunters seek out their perfect home, whether upsizing, downsizing, or first-time buying. Partnering with AA Insurance brings together a premium sponsor with this classically warm format and is testament to its universal appeal.”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay says: “With its proven returnability and longevity, Location, Location, Location is an enduring success with audiences and broadcasters worldwide. This tried and tested format is still relevant in today’s ever-changing market, expertly blending entertainment with property insights.”

    With the casting announcement underway, AA Insurance Location, Location, Location is looking for eager house-hunters in search of the perfect property. The addition of this title is complementary to Screentime New Zealand’s impressive catalogue, which boasts award-winning drama, documentary, and factual entertainment series. Among its hits are MasterChef New Zealand, Eat Well For Less, and Police Ten 7, as well as hit travelling drama, The Gulf.

  4. Banijay Unveils Compelling Slate Ahead of London TV Screenings

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today announces a compelling offering for its dedicated London TV Screenings event – Banijay @ BAFTA.

    Hitting the 2024 line-up is the highly-anticipated high-end scripted series Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light; and premium documentary Front Row. Elsewhere, the powerhouse will also be celebrating travelling formats with adventure reality, The Summit; and spin-off, Deal or No Deal Island. Packed with distinct, high-quality programming across all genres, the group’s event will span three sessions on Wednesday 28 February.

    On the scripted front, Banijay’s premium offering includes UK dramas Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light for the BBC and Masterpiece PBS, based on the final novel of Hilary Mantel’s multi award-winning trilogy; The Hardacres for Channel 5; Steven Knight’s This Town for the BBC; Welsh drama The One That Got Away (Cleddau) for S4C; and Invisible Boys for Stan. Buyers can also expect a preview of eagerly-awaited second seasons of Marie Antoinette for Canal+ and the BBC, and Rogue Heroes for the BBC and MGM+.

    Supercharging its documentary offering, Front Row takes centre stage with Anatomy of a Murder and Four Kings for Prime Video.

    To complement the scripted and documentary offering, Banijay will showcase a blend of fresh and highly-entertaining formats including adrenaline-fuelled travelling success The Summit for Nine Network; new spin-off, Deal or No Deal Island created for NBC; adventure reality format and ratings winner Shaolin Heroes for TV2; recent Channel 4 factual reality VOD hit Banged Up; innovative game show Upside Down for RTL4 and The Fortune Hotel for ITV1 and ITVX. A light will also be shone on global superbrands and prized returning formats like Survivor, Big Brother, Star Academy, and reality formats Love Triangle and The Fifty.

    Cathy Payne, CEO at Banijay Rights says:This year’s line-up for Banijay @ BAFTA truly illuminates the breadth of our catalogue and ability to showcase outstanding content across multiple genres. From high-end dramas to acclaimed factual series, we look forward to coming together later this month to celebrate great talent, captivating storytelling and stand-out IP. We really do have something for everyone…”

    James Townley, Chief Content Officer, Development and Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay comment: “The London TV Screenings provides an incredible opportunity for Banijay to demonstrate its commitment to delivering exciting emerging IP as well as tried and tested formats and reboots, which continue to compel audiences globally. From Shaolin Heroes to The Summit, and iconic format Deal or No Deal, we are sure to enthral buyers seeking fresh, innovative, and proven formats.”

    For its scripted slate, Banijay Rights is highlighting Wolf Hall: The Mirror and the Light, a Playground and Company Pictures co-production directed by Peter Kosminsky, and adapted for television by Peter Straughan, which follows Thomas Cromwell as he navigates the moral complexities of the Tudor court following the execution of Anne Boleyn. Another period drama from Playground in association with Screen Ireland, Red Berry Productions and Newgrange Pictures is new returnable six-part series –The Hardacres- based on CL Skelton’s novel series, The Hardacre Saga.

    Meanwhile, from Kudos and Nebulastar, and co-produced with Mercury Studios, in association with Kudos North, Stigma Films, and Nick Angel for the BBC, the much-anticipated This Town tells the story of an extended family and four young people who are drawn into the world of the ska movement and two-tone music.

    BlackLight Television (a Banijay UK company), in collaboration with Banijay Rights and Creative Wales for S4C, are delving into Welsh drama with The One That Got Away (Cleddau), which combines a gripping murder mystery with an electrifying love story.

    Crossing over to Australia, Invisible Boys from Feisty Dame Productions, Screenwest and Lotterywest, WA Regional Film Fund, Screen Australia, and Banijay Rights for Stan Originals, is a powerful drama created for television by director Nicholas Verso on the challenges faced by a group of gay teens in the remote coastal town of Geraldton.

    In factual, the feature-length premium documentary from Scenery and Pretty Matches, Front Row, Executive Produced by award-winning actor and producer Sarah Jessica Parker, and directed by Miriam Guttmann (Sundance Film Festival selection Seeds of Deceit), highlights the resilience of Ukrainian ballet dancers during wartime, where an unlikely friendship forms between a dancer and a front-line soldier.

    From Workerbee comes two gripping documentaries, Anatomy of a Murder, a feature length true-crime story centring around the daughter of an Iranian family, who has spent over thirty years and millions of her fortune to try and find her mother’s killer; and Four Kings for Prime Video, exploring the history of British boxing through four men coming from the same London neighbourhood who heralded a golden era and changed the way Britain viewed its black athletes.

    Meanwhile, on the reality competition front, The Summit, a 9Network and Endemol Shine Australia original series, produced by Endemol Shine Australia, continues to climb through the ranks with a second season in the works, and a first international adaptation for CBS by Endemol Shine North America with more to come soon.

    From Endemol Shine North America, Deal or No Deal Island completely reimagines the iconic game show as an epic adventure. This new spin-off series for NBC is set on the Banker’s private island as he searches for his ultimate opponent in a high stakes competition with over $200,000,000 up for grabs.

    From Metronome is Shaolin Heroes for TV2 Denmark, where celebrities undertake the ultimate test by embarking on a transformational journey alongside world-class Shaolin Masters.

    Joining Banijay’s factual offering is Banged Up, created by Shine TV for Channel 4. In this fact-ent format social experiment, which veers into the documentary space, six male celebrity inmates are incarcerated in a UK prison environment alongside their reformed criminal cellmates. The series explores the question, ‘does prison work’?

    From EndemolShine Nederland, Upside Down sees two celebrity teams undertake all kinds of topsy turvy challenges and Q&A games unlike anything they have seen before, because everything in this innovative format, is upside down.

    Highly-anticipated reality series The Fortune Hotel from Tuesday’s Child for ITV1 and ITVX invites viewers into a luxury Caribbean resort filled with glamour, opulence and deception. Contestants are paired up and compete to win a briefcase, one holding the ultimate cash prize and another an Early Checkout Card.

  5. 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.

  6. Banijay Productions France Seduces W9 with Temptation Island Comeback

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today announces creator of Good Luck Guys and The Fifty, Banijay Productions France, will revive Temptation Island for W9. This commission sees the globally renowned format return to French screens this month after five years.

    Temptation Island sees couples at a crossroads in their relationship embark on a journey to test their commitment. Separated in two different beach resorts, the couples interact with a group of singles to determine if their love is strong enough to withstand the challenges they will encounter on the island. Will the couples return home stronger than ever, part ways, or perhaps have formed a new connection with one of the singles?

    The hit reality format previously enjoyed nine seasons of success in France, last airing in 2019. Distributed globally by Banijay, Temptation Island has been adapted in 26 countries including Italy, Germany, Finland, and most recently, India. It also celebrated its 100th series on-air last year and the sixth season of the Spanish version produced was consistently number one in its slot and the most watched show of the day. 

    Florence Fayard, CEO Banijay Productions France says:Temptation Island is a tried and tested global hit, enticing viewers around the world with its drama, emotional declarations, and conversation-inciting topics. At Banijay Productions France, we love to produce bold reality formats and we are very much looking forward to using our expertise in the genre to bring this exceptional IP back to France.”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations adds: “This deal is evidence of the continuing trend for creatively-evolving formats for new audiences. We know Temptation Island delivers, and, twenty years on, we’re seeing versions commissioned for Mexico, Brazil, and Chile/Argentina, as well as the first Indian series. Not only is it culturally adaptable, but also highly scalable, importantly without losing any of the core elements which makes it so popular.”

    This format adds to Banijay Productions France’s premium non-scripted slate of global adaptations and locally-created hits which have all sold internationally. This includes reality series Party Workers, which has enjoyed over 20 seasons for W9 and has recently sold to Germany; Good Luck Guys, which has had seven versions produced to date; and The Fifty, which has been adapted for the German and US Hispanic market. More recently, they launched the French adaptation of Save the Date for M6.

  7. Spanish Stars Head Back to the Classroom in Banijay’s Celebrity School

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today confirms Cuarzo Producciones, part of Banijay Iberia, will produce Celebrity School alongside Mediaset España for Telecinco.

    Hosted by Christian Gálvez, this entertainment show sees four celebrities compete against groups of elementary, middle, and high school-aged contestants in a series of games inspired by school subjects. With each round, the children get older and the questions are that bit trickier… Celebrity School will test the celebrities’ trivia and music knowledge, set physical challenges, and of course take them down memory lane. Will the celebrities or students come out victorious and walk away with a prize for their current schools or the charity of the celebrities’ choosing?

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo, Managing Director at Cuarzo comments: “This format is fun, light-hearted and generates conversation, as the viewers can all reflect on their time at school. Christian is the perfect host for the new series, and I can’t wait for the audience to see how the celebrities get on when they leave their glamourous lives and go back to school…”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds: “Celebrity School is an upbeat entertainment show where school meets fun. With a great reception from viewers in Europe and LATAM, this format is very adaptable in different markets, tapping into the universality of school experiences and celebrity culture.”

    Originally created by Brainpool (Banijay Germany), Celebrity School has enjoyed five seasons to date on Sat 1 and was also produced in Argentina in 2022. It was previously adapted in Spain for Valencian broadcaster À Punt in 2020, where the series was the best launch for an entertainment programme in the regional channel’s history.

  8. Banijay Belgium to Make The Flemish Audience Starstruck

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay today announces Banijay Belgium will produce Starstruck for VTM. This Flemish adaptation is the fifth version of the hit studio entertainment format created by Remarkable Entertainment (part of Banijay UK).

    Three times the fun, talent, and reveals, Starstruck welcomes a trio of everyday people with exceptional talent to the stage as they team up and transform into the same iconic star. Rival groups battle it out to prove why the audience and expert judges should vote them the winning team. However, each performer must stand out as only one contestant can go through to the grand final and take their shot at winning the cash prize.

    Originally created by Remarkable Entertainment, this commission marks the fifth adaptation, having already aired in territories including the UK, where Starstruck has enjoyed two seasons on ITV and ITVX, Chile, Bulgaria and Denmark, where it repeatedly won its slot across all demographics when it aired earlier this year.

    Isabelle Dams, Managing Director of Banijay Belgium says: “With an incredible set, unbelievable transformations, and raw talent, Starstruck is the perfect show to bring multiple ages together. I am looking forward to the audience seeing the trios perform iconic songs from a range of eras and genres. ”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds:Starstruck is a party of high-energy, spectacular shiny-floor entertainment. First airing in 2022, the fact it has sold to five territories is testament to the strength of the format, and its adaptability.”

    Banijay Belgium is a leading production company whose slate includes high-quality television in nearly every genre. Its non-scripted offering includes Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Hunted, and Fear Factor amongst others.

  9. Banijay Finland Enters The Love Triangle

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today announces Banijay Finland will produce Love Triangle for MTV3. Known locally as Kolmiodraama, this is the third adaptation for the format originally created by EndemolShine Australia in conjunction with 9Network.

    This revolutionary relationship show turns modern dating on its head by challenging singles to redefine their concept of a perfect match. Through texts and calls, they must choose between two people based solely on a deeper connection. One suitor embodies the singles’ ‘type’ whilst the other reflects a partner with qualities that will bring out the best in them. Will they break their dating patterns? After making their choice, the singles move in together, testing the strength of their bond. But remember, a triangle is made of three… Mid-season, these new couples will soon face a shocking make-or-break twist that turns this experience upside down.

    Love Triangle is currently airing its second season on Australian streaming service, Stan, following a successful first launch. Workerbee TV (part of Banijay UK) has also revealed it will be adapting the format for E4.

    Tatu Ferchen, CEO Banijay Finland says: “Finnish audiences should prepare to be gripped in Love Triangle,as it perfectly addresses modern dating dilemmas fuelled by endless choices on apps and preconceived ideas of what your soulmate will look like. The singles’ journeys are a mix of joy and heartache, promising viewers an emotionally-charged experience packed with drama and surprises.”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds:Love Triangle is testament to the creativity and skill of the EndemolShine Australia team in crafting attention-grabbing reality television which global audiences love. We can’t wait to see the local spin added to the Finnish and UK versions, as Love Triangle travels around the world.”

    Banijay Finland is behind local versions of numerous hit prime-time shows including Survivor, The Best Singers, Temptation Island and Home of the Year, as well as creating titles such as Chef Around the World.

  10. Banijay Productions France and W9 Say “I Do” to Save the Date

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay today announces Banijay Productions France will produce Save The Date for W9, part of M6 Group. Originally created by Endemol Shine Israel, and first produced by Endemol Shine Finland, this is the fourth iteration of the dating social experiment internationally.

    Singles who want to get married entrust their love destiny to the voice of their heart, setting their wedding date even before they’ve found their chosen one. Presented with a limited amount of time, they will do anything in their power to prepare for their wedding, and, above all, find their true love and say “I Do”.

    Banijay format Save the Date has already been successfully adapted in Finland and Portugal, where the first series was the number one programme in its slot, and the German version, produced by EndemolShine Germany, will seen launch on VOX.

    Florence Fayard, CEO of Banijay Productions comments: “Brimming with sincerity, hope, magic and humour, Save the Date perfectly fits our storytelling DNA. We’ve seen our locally-created hits like Good Luck Guys or The Fifty travel the world, and it’s exciting to now bring a popular global format to French audiences. This show promises an extraordinary human, life-changing and emotionally-charged experience, as singles passionately pursue finding their dream partner to marry. We set dates for goals, so why not take charge of our love destiny the same way.”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations says: “We’re witnessing the latest travelling success, with Save the Date embarking on its fourth international adventure, proving the appetite for love and dating formats continues. Weddings are high-stake events and this part social-experiment, part reality show invites viewers onto the singles’ journeys with all the suspense, romance, and drama you’d expect. Not to mention it has proven success with a couple from the Finnish season recently celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary.”

    This format adds to Banijay Productions France’s premium non-scripted slate of global adaptations and locally-created hits which have all sold internationally. This includes reality series Party Workers, which has enjoyed over 20 seasons for W9 and has recently sold to Germany; Good Luck Guys, which has had seven versions produced to date; and The Fifty, which has been adapted for the German and US Hispanic market.

  11. Secret Story Returns to France with TF1

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    Banijay France today announces the long-awaited return of Secret Story, a format within the Big Brotheruniverse, on TF1. Produced by Endemol France, the widely popular reality TV show will be back next year after a six-year hiatus, with casting underway.

    Secret Story was first introduced to French audiences in 2007, airing for 11 seasons and almost 1000 episodes. A 15-year anniversary special in 2022 confirmed a great appetite for its return. More recently, the format has also been adapted in Spain and Portugal.

    Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France says: “Entertaining viewers is in our DNA, and we are excited to creatively grow Secret Story for its comeback, introducing it to a new generation of fans, while celebrating the time-tested success of this ever-evolving format. TF1 is a great partner and we enjoyed revitalising the resoundingly popular classic format Star Academy for them, and we are poised to harness our expertise to take Secret Story to new heights.”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds: “As part of the expansive Big Brotheruniverse, Secret Story is well-placed to make a successful return to French television, bringing this hugely entertaining, original reality format to a fresh wave of viewers. This is a format that delivers drama and audiences; with Jean-Louis and Endemol France at the helm, enthusiastic reality fans and TF1 viewers can expect a must-watch, unmissable series.”

    To date, Big Brother, a Banijay format, has had 67 adaptations, broadcast across 72 countries, with over 550 seasons and 36,000 episodes. Last year alone, it enjoyed its most successful year ever globally with 33 productions airing across 26 markets. Big Brother recently made a highly-anticipated return in the UK on ITV with 3.4 million viewers tuning in to the debut episode, making it the highest launch for the format since 2010.

    Endemol France, part of Banijay France, is a non-scripted powerhouse having produced recent hits such as Star Academy which will be airing its second season in November, LEGO® Masters, Celebrity Hunted, LOL: Last One Laughing, and Drag Race France.

  12. Banijay’s Good Luck Guys to Begin its Adventure in Germany

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today confirms Good Times, part of Banijay Germany, will produce Good Luck Guys for local SVOD Joyn. This marks the seventh adaptation of the fish-out-of water adventure reality format which was originally created by Banijay Productions France.

    In Good Luck Guys, a group of reality show alumni volunteer to trade their life of luxury with a back-to-basics adventure on an isolated tropical beach. In ‘adventure duos’, they must prove there is more to them than meets the eye, as they embark on challenges and live without comfort or cosmetics. Who will be the last team left standing? The winners will not only claim the cash prize, but they’ll also be able to call themselves “true adventurers…” of sorts.

    Shona Fraser, Managing Director of Good Times comments:Good Luck Guys is escapist reality programming at its best and a great fit for the streamer Joyn. We‘ve been able to leverage Banijay’s international creative network, for a Good Times production, with entertaining German celebrities, whilst utilising French IP in a French-German-Thai hub. It was a blast!”

    Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay says: “It’s no surprise this format is making waves across Europe, given it is packed with reality, humour, and light-hearted entertainment. Its stunning and remote beach location is pure escapism. Good Luck Guys and its social media-friendly cast makes it an easily-marketable format, which is much sought-after by streamers and broadcasters alike, as the recent commissions highlight.”

    Good Luck Guys was originally created by Banijay Productions France, and its version has now enjoyed six series on W9. Represented internationally by Banijay, Germany is the seventh territory to adapt the title. The news follows a recent commission in The Netherlands, produced by SimpelZodiak for Prime Video, with the second series in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway set to return to the aforementioned platform.