Comments Off on It’s A Deal for Gestmusic as Banijay’s Gameshow Returns to Spain After 12 Years
Content powerhouse Banijay today confirms renowned gameshow, Deal or No Deal, will return to Spain after a 12-year hiatus, produced by Gestmusic, part of Banijay Iberia. Known locally as ¡Allá tú!, the renewed version of the show will air on Telecinco with Jesús Vázquez as the host.
The Banijay-owned format has been commissioned in over 80 territories with more than 350 productions to-date. It first launched in the Netherlands in 2002 and continues to draw huge audiences, with the first episode of EndemolShine Nederland’s 43rd season, which aired earlier this year, the most-watched entertainment show of the evening. This revival also follows the news that Deal or No Deal will return to the UK later this year, produced by Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK company) for ITV and ITVX.
Tinet Rubira, Managing Director of Gestmusic says: “We are thrilled to be bringing back this iconic format with the opening theme tune still resonating with so many in Spain. We are adding new twists to the beloved series, but of course, audiences can still expect to feel closely connected to the contestants and our charismatic host.”
Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay adds: “Game shows continue to attract large audiences and at Banijay we’re proud to own and create strong titles which deliver the excitement and jeopardy that keeps audiences hooked. Deal or No Deal is in rude health, with extremely successful long-running series in territories like the Netherlands and big, bold returns in markets including the UK and Spain.”
The series offers up a high-stakes game of risk and reward, in which contestants face a series of potentially life-altering decisions. With numerous sealed boxes full of varying amounts of cash – contestants decide whether to accept an offer of cash from ‘the Banker,’ in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant’s chosen box. As each of the other boxes is opened, the likelihood of the player having a valuable cash amount in their case decreases or increases, with ‘the Banker’ tempting the player throughout the game. As long as the larger cash prizes haven’t been opened, the Banker’s deals will only get higher, but if the player opens a case with a bigger cash value, the Banker’s offer could suddenly evaporate.
Gestmusic is one of Spain’s leading producers of entertainment and game shows and has successfully produced Money Drop, among others. As well as creating international hits such as Your Face Sounds Familiar which is the most travelled Spanish format to-date.
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Content powerhouse Banijay today announces the elevation of James Townley and Lucas Green. Continuing to oversee Creative Networks, the group’s non-scripted operation, the pair will now operate as Chief Content Officer, Development and Chief Content Officer, Operations respectively.
Taking effect immediately, the elevations signal Banijay’s continued commitment to creativity. As Chief Content Officer, Development, Townley maintains his position in enhancing unscripted development across the group at-large, while also overseeing 3rd-party format acquisition. Expanding his remit to include documentary, his department continues to manage all group level investment in non-scripted, including the Creative Fund, which to date has already supported the evolution of original travelling formats, Blow Up (EndemolShine Nederland ), Love Triangle (Endemol Shine Australia) and Starstruck (Remarkable). In 2022 alone, Banijay was behind the launch of 200+ non-scripted titles, and 90+ pilots, and with further creative incentivisation and reinvestment on the horizon, the organisation’s supercharged pipeline looks strong for 2023, with The Summit (Endemol Shine Australia), Hot Wheels (Endemol Shine North America in association with Workerbee under license from Mattel Inc.) and Rush (Endemol Shine Australia) commissioned and garnering further interest globally.
In the Chief Content Officer, Operations role, Green partners with the group’s non-scripted labels worldwide to drive production efficiency and creative best practice. Bringing producers together, he and his team support, scrutinise and champion existing formats to ensure high-quality output, innovative production methods, favourable margins, and unrivalled global footprints. Establishing healthy production ecosystems, his team provides production consultancy to implement Banijay’s vast collection of format bibles. One further key aim is the ongoing expansion, success, and brand integrity of superbrands such as Big Brother, Survivor, MasterChef, Temptation Island,and their spin-offs. Recently evolving the role, he also takes responsibility for ESG (environment, social and governance) across the unscripted portfolio, in keeping with the business’ overarching goals in this area.
Both parties report to Chief Executive Officer, Marco Bassetti, who said of the promotions: “James and Lucas have been fantastic forces for Creative Networks, ensuring a productive, well-travelled non-scripted pipeline. Creative reinvestment, efficiency and rights retention are all central to our global strategy, and to date, the pair have been key in championing these elements across the group globally. While the market has its challenges, we have a robust operation in place to maintain the high standards of delivery and innovation our buyers have become accustomed to, and ultimately, our leading position in international formats.”
The announcement follows K7’s latest report, which unveiled Banijay as “Distributor of the Year” for producing the most new format launches in the market for 2022.
Comments Off on The Quest for Stardom Begins in Israel with Banijay’s Star Academy
Content powerhouse Banijay today announces entertainment competition format, Star Academy, will be adapted by, Endemol Shine Israel (a Banijay company) for Reshet 13.
Last year, Star Academy successfully returned to France after a nine-year hiatus, produced by Endemol France for TF1. The reboot won the prime-time slot across key demographics and was the strongest talent show in France in 2022 across global and young demographics, and will return to TF1 in 2023. Originally created over two decades ago by Endemol Shine Nederland, Mojo Concerts & Zomba Records, the format has been adapted in 20 territories including Italy, The Middle East, and French Canada.
Star Academy sees aspiring young artists welcomed into a renowned musical academy. Viewers will be able to follow their progress each day as they undergo intensive training in singing, dancing, and acting, under the guidance of expert teachers. At the end of each week, the contestants appear in front of a panel of judges and show off what they’ve learnt in a live performance that will determine if they have what it takes to be the next star.
Amir Ganor, CEO of Endemol Shine Israel comments: “We are looking forward to showcasing the incredible array of talent in Israel and working with Reshet 13 on another great entertainment format. We were inspired by the reboot in France, and truly believe Star Academy will be an inspiring and engaging watch for the whole family.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “Star Academy is a much-loved entertainment format and following the successful reboot in France, along with this latest commission, we see huge international potential beyond these territories. Israeli audiences can expect competition, reality, live performances, and insight into the hard work of emerging talent as Endemol Shine Israel builds on its expertise within the entertainment space.”
Endemol Shine Israel is an award-winning multi-genre production company, which tells compelling stories for the local and international market. Its slate includes Big Brother, Survivor, Money Drop and Game of Chefs, as well as premium scripted titles such as Fifty, Queens and Valley of Tears.
Comments Off on Banijay’s Big Brother Expands Global Reach with First Series in Chile
Content powerhouse Banijay today announces hit format Big Brother will be adapted in Chile for the first time.
In a deal with Banijay Rights, the reality series will broadcast on Chilevision this year. Produced by Chilevision and Kuarzo, the show will be the first time Chile has produced its own version and will build on the success of the pan regional series which last aired 18 years ago.
Last year Banijay format Big Brother had its most successful year yet, with 33 productions airing across 26 markets. Originally created by EndemolShine Nederland, Big Brother has had 67 adaptations. The celebrity version was named Spin-Off of the Year in K7 Media’s 2021-2022 report. This latest commission follows the successful Argentinean reboot.
The agreement was brokered by Michelle Wasserman, SVP Latam, USH & Brazil, Banijay Rights, who said: “Big Brother is a tried and tested hit and we are thrilled to strike a deal for the first Chilean version. There is great momentum across Latin America for this iconic format, with Argentina’s recent return highlighting how powerful and relevant this programme still is.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “With last year being the best yet for Big Brother, we are excited to further build on its success and bring the legendary show to a new market in this deal with Chile. The ongoing popularity is testament to the strength of the format which enables audiences to relate, connect, and be entertained by Big Brother. We look forward to continually extending the format withnew territories such as Chile, long running series like the milestone 25th season in the US, and reboots including the UK set for 2023.”
Big Brother sees a group of people from all walks of life, agree to be locked up in a house fitted with cameras that record their every move. With no contact from the outside world, participants must learn how to co-habit with their new housemates whilst competing against them every week in physical and mental challenges.
Comments Off on Banijay Belgium Signs Up for Special Forces Training on SAS: Who Dares Wins
Content powerhouse, Banijay, today announces Banijay Belgium will adapt SAS: Who Dares Wins, known locally as Special Forces: Wie Durft Wint for VTM.
In Special Forces: Wie DurftWint, 11 famous faces will take part in demanding challenges, but only the best will pass the selection process based on the elite special forces corp. The celebrity recruits, which include singer and presenter, Koen Wauters, ex-basketball player Ann Wauters, and politician, Georges-Louis Bouchez, will head to Morocco to face challenges overseen by four ex-Special Forces operators. However, being in the Special Forces isn’t about who is the strongest or the fastest, it is about attitude and mindset. Which of these celebrities has what it takes?
SAS: Who Dares Wins was created in 2015 by Minnow Films for Channel 4. Banijay now holds the global distribution rights. This commission in Flanders marks the ninth adaptation of the format with successful local versions already produced in territories such as the US, the Netherlands, Denmark, where it recently won a TV Prisen for best reality, and Australia, where series one was the biggest show ever on 7Plus.
Isabelle Dams, Managing Director, Banijay Belgium says: “The celebrities are ready to put their resilience to the test in this adventure reality format. Along with VTM, we’re looking forward to Belgian audiences becoming gripped by the journey of the famous recruits.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “Adrenaline-packed, intense, and entertaining, SAS: Who Dares Wins already has a strong fanbase around the world. It is now an established global brand, but we’re really looking forward to seeing how its rich visuals and cinematic storytelling come to life in Belgium, taking the popularity of special forces to a new level.”
Banijay Belgium prides itself on producing innovative content in nearly every genre for both broadcasters and platforms. This includes non-scripted titles Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Hunted amongst others, as well as premium scripted GR5 and long-running drama, Familie.
Comments Off on EndemolShine Germany Highlights Low Literacy Levels with Banijay’s The Write Offs
Banijay, the content powerhouse, today announces that EndemolShine Germany, part of Banijay Germany, will adapt TheWrite Offs for ZDF. The format created by Banijay UK’s Shine TV will be known locally as Lost for Words (w/t) and presented by Sabine Heinrich.
The Write Offs gives a group of adults the incredible opportunity to change their lives and address the one thing that may be holding them back. Can you imagine not being able to navigate public transport or read a text? For many, this is a reality, as globally a large proportion of people struggle with the basic literacy skills necessary for everyday situations. In this empowering format, adults receive one-to-one tuition and embark on an eye-opening journey as they face tasks that encourage them to go outside of their comfort zones. The series concludes with a heart-warming and dramatic performance for their loved ones.
Fabian Tobias, Managing Director at EndemolShine Germany says: “The Write Offs shines a light on an issue that affects 6 million people in Germany and up to now rarely discussed. Just as in the UK, Denmark, and Australia, we hope this new series will provide uplifting and relevant content whilst also inspiring those who do struggle with their literacy.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: “The Write Offsresonates worldwide, because shockingly-low literacy rates are not exclusive to one country. This is a daily reality for many people globally, and the show raises awareness and starts discussions among the wider public. It is powerful, empowering, stigma-reducing, and we’re looking forward to seeing where it goes next.”
Originally created by Shine TV for UK broadcaster Channel 4, this commission marks the fourth adaptation of the factual series with The Write Offs having travelled to Denmark and Australia where a second series recently aired on SBS. Described in the UK as ‘a heart-warming, inspiring and education watch’, by Stylist UK and in Australia as ‘an unexpectedly joyous documentary series’, by The Saturday Paper Australia, the show has received international acclaim. In addition, the show had a positive social impact – a study from SBS found that 94% of Australians felt more aware of adult literacy following series one, and 91% said it gave hope to Australians with lower literacy.
EndemolShine Germany is a leading production and entertainment company in Germany and is behind some of the nation’s best-loved non-scripted shows, with titles such as Big Brother VIP, Kitchen Impossible, Limitless Win, The Masked Singer, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Comments Off on Banijay Spotlights Premium Portfolio for London TV Screenings
Content powerhouse, Banijay, today confirms the line-up for its bespoke London TV Screenings event on Wednesday 1 March at BAFTA. It marks the second physical participation in the wider annual distribution gathering, which runs from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March.
Shining a light on scripted, Banijay Rights’ premium offering includes UK dramas Three Little Birds for ITV and BritBox International, This Town and The Sixth Commandment for the BBC, Domina for MGM+ and Sky, Safe Home for SBS, as well as feature documentary LARA (w/t).
This year’s stellar scripted offering will be complemented by Banijay’s unscripted formats fronted by its Creative Networks team. Included are fresh interior design competition, TheBig Interiors Battle; addictive dating and relationship shows, Love Triangle, Date My Mate, Save the Date; entertainment newcomers,Boomerissima and Cover Night; competition titles Blow Up and MasterChef Young Talent; and sneak peeks will be on offer for much-anticipated adventure reality, The Summit, and comedy entertainment, No Strings Attached.
As part of the exclusive, invite-only event, This Town creator, writer and executive producer, Steven Knight, stars of Three Little Birds Rochelle Neil, Yazmin Belo, and Saffron Coomber, will be interviewed live on the BAFTA stage, as well as The Sixth Commandment writer Sarah Phelps and director Saul Dibb; Safe Home star Aisha Dee, Domina creator Simon Burke and award-winning LARA (w/t) director Mags Gavan.
Cathy Payne, CEO at Banijay Rights says: “This year’s Banijay at BAFTA event is set to have the strongest line-up yet, and we’re proud to create a truly must-attend showcase for international buyers, with a high-calibre of talent supporting us on stage. With an extensive range of genres, bringing globally relevant themes to audiences, we expect our eclectic roster of content to be immensely popular.”
James Townley, Global Head of Content Development & Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay comment: “From Love Triangle to Blow Up and No Strings Attached, at Banijay, we have a strong pipeline of emerging IP that we’re proud to present. This is down to our creatives who we are delighted to support in super-charging their ambitious ideas and getting them on-screen and travelling the world.”
Banijay Rights’ footprint in the premium documentary space has expanded over the last year, and along with Banijay Benelux joint venture Scenery, it’s lining up LARA (w/t). Directed by the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Mags Gavan, the film recounts an extraordinary reconciliation story between Jorge Lara and Juan Pablo Escobar – the son of notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
On the scripted front, Banijay Rights is highlighting Three Little Birds, the six-part drama created by Sir Lenny Henry which depicts his mother’s stories of leaving Jamaica in the 1950s. The project is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions in association with Douglas Road Productions – both Banijay UK companies. Meanwhile, from Kudos, (a Banijay UK company) and Nebulastar, and co-produced with Mercury Studios, in association with Kudos North, Stigma Films, and Nick Angel for the BBC, This Town tells the story of an extended family and four young people who are drawn into the world of ska and two-tone music. This marks the first project of the Kudos-Knight creative partnership deal which supports the Birmingham film and TV industry.
The Sixth Commandment, from Wild Mercury Productions (a Banijay UK company) and True Vision Productions, is a true crime drama which explores the deaths of Peter Farquhar and Anne Moore-Martin in a small English village, while Domina returns for a second season, from Tiger Aspect Productions in association with MGM+ Studios, continuing the epic sweeping drama series that takes place during one of the most provocative periods in Roman history.
In addition, thriller Safe Home, the first commission for Imogen Banks’ new production company Kindling Pictures, which follows Phoebe, played by Aisha Dee, a 20-something professional who leaves her job at a prestigious law firm to work at a struggling family violence legal centre. As interconnecting stories unfold, relationships are tested and pressure mounts to save the centre.
Joining Banijay’s factual competition offering is brand-new interior design format, The
Big Interiors Battle from Banijay UK’s Remarkable Factual. Eight people with an eye for design receive the keys to an apartment where they are challenged to transform a different room each week. Will their key card work when they next try to enter or have, they been locked out the competition?
Love Triangle is a bold new relationship show created by the producers of Married at First Sight Australia, Endemol Shine Australia. It challenges a group of singles to relinquish their grasp on what they think their perfect partner should look like and instead choose, sight unseen. Following its successful first season on Stan, it has been recommissioned for a second series. Produced by Dragonfly in the UK, Date My Mate also explores modern dating. Based on the Endemol Shine Australia format Date Night, singles swipe through prospective suitors on the formats’ dedicated real-life app and then watch the subsequent dates unfold. In addition, in Save the Date single women tired of the dating world gain total control of their love life by setting a wedding date, before they have even begun to search for their partner. Will setting a love deadline help them find the one? Created by Endemol Shine Israel, Endemol Shine Finland produced the first series for Nelonen.
Boomerissima, created by Banijay Italia, is all about proving the superiority of your generation. Each episode sees celebrities from different eras pitted against each other highlighting TV shows, movies, music, famous names, adverts, etc to refute stereotypes and highlight whether things were better in the past or the present. The first series concluded on Rai 2 this month, outperforming the channels slot average across all demographics. Next up, how would Flowers by Miley Cyrus sound as rap or Beyonce’s Crazy in Love as a ballad? Cover Night is the singing contest from Shine Iberia that sees young talented singers (16+) go head-to-head as they transform hit songs into different genres and add their own twist to covers, accompanied by a live band.
Elsewhere, there are strong signs competition entertainment combos are here to stay with brand new formats from the Netherlands, and the Nordics. Amongst Banijay’s successful formats is Blow Up, created by EndemolShine Nederland and now commissioned in four territories. The first season which aired in the Netherlands last summer was the number one show in the slot on all commercial key demos with the slot average up 168% for 6-12-year-olds. Banijay also has the latest spin-off from MasterChef, the world’s most successful cookery television format which was created by Franc Roddam, starring a new generation of promising chefs, aged 13 to 18. Created by Danish company Metronome, and Nordisk Banijay in Norway, for Viaplay Group, this exciting and authentic new iteration aims to equip a future generation with the best tools within the industry, providing them with the platform and experience to one day, hopefully, fulfil their chef dreams.
On the first-look side, The Summit is a new and highly anticipated blockbuster adventure reality series created and developed exclusively with the 9Network by Endemol Shine Australia. Set in New Zealand’s rugged southern Alps, a group of strangers carrying an equal share of 1 million Australian dollars must reach the peak of a distant mountain in just 14 days to win the cash. All that stands in the way are a series of adrenaline-charged challenges and human nature. In a thrilling tale of endurance, survival, and greed; morals will be tested, physical limits pushed, and bonds broken. Will they work together or turn on each other as the going gets tough? And if they reach the summit in time…who will walk away with the money? Combining comedy with entertainment, RDF Television’s No Strings Attached invites a different celebrity in each episode to read an erotic piece of creative writing where they are the lead role. The adult fan fiction brought to life by puppet versions of the stars will encounter romance, scandal, mystery, intrigue, and farce.
More than 20 distributors join founder members Banijay Rights, Alll3Media International, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios in showcasing their catalogues at this year’s London TV Screenings.
Comments Off on Banijay’s Starstruck Sees Danish Trios Take to the Stage
Banijay today announces Mastiff TV Denmark, part of Banijay Nordic, will adapt Starstruck for DR1. This marks the fourth deal for the hit studio entertainment format, where a trio of performers are transformed into the same iconic star, giving audiences three times the fun, talent and reveals.
Originally created by Banijay UK label Remarkable Entertainment, Starstruck was the number one show in the Saturday evening slot and is set to return to ITV and ITVX for a second series. Mastiff TV Denmark’s commission follows that of Chile where the series was produced and broadcast on Canal 13. Banijay Rights also landed a sale in Bulgaria where the show was produced by Global Film for Nova TV.
Kristian Farcin-Leth, CEO Mastiff TV Denmark comments: “Starstruck is a great addition to our slate, offering premium, upbeat, and engaging entertainment with fantastic co-viewing potential for DR1. We are excited to uncover the transformations and showcase Denmark’s exceptional talent.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: “Starstruck is the perfect example of why studio entertainment continues to attract broad audiences. The format is a triple threat of joyful celebration, glittery transformation and pop music legends. With multiple performers for each song, it has three times the fun; it’s guaranteed to get the party started for broad family audiences. It is brilliant to see this IP launch in a fourth territory and we are looking forward to seeing where it goes next.”
From Miley Cyrus to Marvin Gaye, Starstruck transforms ordinary members of the public, with exceptional talent, into some of the world’s biggest music icons. However, they won’t be on stage alone. Instead, they will line up as three different interpretations of the same artist and give a combined performance set to wow the judges. With a cash prize at stake, only one will go through to the final and be in with a chance of winning. Who will leave the audience Starstruck?
Mastiff TV Denmark boasts an impressive slate of non-scripted titles including Survivor, SAS: Who Dares Wins, Drag Me Out, and Good Luck Guys, which recently premiered on Prime Video.
Comments Off on Banijay’s Trash or Treasure Expands in Iberia with Regional Version Set for À Punt TV
Banijay today announces Cuarzo Producciones, part of Banijay Iberia, will produce a new adaptation of popular primetime entertainment game show, Trash or Treasure (Tresor o Trasto).
This latest version for Valencian broadcaster À Punt, will be the seventh international adaptation of the format, following a successful launch in Spain for Aragón TV in October.
From jewellery to toys and modern collectibles, the studio-based show will see contestants put to the test, as they face a range of different objects, some extremely valuable, and others worth next to nothing. Will the contestants be able to identify the hidden treasure worth €10,000?
Juan Ramón Gonzalo, CEO of Cuarzo Producciones says: “Trash or Treasure is a unique format, which captivates audiences who can’t help but play along. It was an absolute pleasure to bring the format to Spain last year, and we are extremely excited to build on its success with a new regional version for À Punt.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “Trash or Treasure is a fun and uplifting series that celebrates the skill of those in the field of collectibles. The format has enjoyed global success, which is testament to its adaptability and universality, and the talented teams around the world that bring each version to life.”
Originally created by Banijay’s Mastiff TV in Sweden, the first adaptation of Trash or Treasure in Spain, which debuted in 2022, was the best launch of the season for broadcaster Aragón TV. Other versions include Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden, where the latest season on TV4 hit its best ratings average since the show’s launch.
Comments Off on Celebrity Island Heading to Denmark
Banijay today announces that international adventure-reality format, The Island, is getting its first Danish celebrity version for Kanal 5 and discovery+, produced by Banijay’s Nordisk Film TV. Under the local title Øen VIP, the series is the fourth adaptation of the celebrity version worldwide and will feature eight well-known Danes as they are set ashore on a tropical desert island, where they must survive 14 days – completely on their own.
The Island is a ground-breaking format that explores whether modern men and women are tough and resourceful enough to survive on a remote uninhabited island, while stripped of all modern conveniences and the basics of their everyday life. The format also incorporates the pioneering use of embedded crew, that participate on an equal footing with the participants and must join the community in order to survive.
Øen VIP puts the celebrity Danes under pressure when they are deprived of the comforts of modern life for a fortnight and must live on an island without civilization in the Pacific Ocean. The cast includes influencer Philine Roepstorff, TV presenter Mille Gori, 33, TV doctor Charlotte Bøving, actor Sebastian Bull, model Oliver Bjerrehuus, chef Thomas Rode, professional skateboarder Rune Glifberg, and professional dancer Frederik Nonnemann.
Ulrik Jørgensen, CEO Nordisk Film TV Denmark says: “We can’t wait to bring Celebrity Island to the Danish audience and allow them to see well-known faces in a whole new light. Seeing the celebrities stripped of their modern comforts you can’t help but wonder how you would get on if you suddenly had to survive on a deserted island.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: “Celebrity Island offers a gripping insight into the grit, capabilities, and survival skills of well-known faces, when they are stripped of their possessions and home comforts. This is a unique format without the usual trappings of big prizes, eliminations, and winners, and it’s fantastic to see it continue to travel to new markets.”
Pil Gundelach Brandstrup, Nordic programme director at Warner Bros. Discovery says: “Øen VIP is another addition to the large range of adventure programmes offered by Warner Bros Discovery. Øen VIP is without comparison among the toughest and most authentic reality programmes in the genre. We will experience the participants in some conditions that will mean that we get really close to them – for better or for worse. The programme offers hard times and humor, struggle and conflicts, development and realisations. The cast each get a perspective on their own lives, as they live in Denmark with many things that are taken for granted. And we also hope that the programme can both help to entertain the viewers, but also give food for thought in relation to our own everyday life.”
The eight-episode run will premiere on Kanal 5 and discovery+ at the beginning of 2023.
The Island has received an RTS award and a BAFTA Television Award for Best Reality & Constructed Factual. The UK versions were consistently the number one show for day for Channel 4. The recent version in Sweden was the most streamed local production on discovery+.
Comments Off on Zeppelin Brings Banijay’s All Against 1 to Spain
Banijay today announces Zeppelin, part of Banijay Iberia, will adapt All Against 1 for RTVE. Originally created by Nordisk Film TV Denmark and Norwegian label, Nordisk Banijay, the unique show pits one brave contestant against the nation.
In this game show, the questions faced are bold and outlandish, ranging from how many children will it take to pull a 16-tonne truck to what’s the top speed reached by a caravan falling from 50 metres? The answers are literally anyone’s guess, allowing everyone to play along via a dedicated, custom-made app, which collates the viewers’ collective response, live. Whoever, is closest out of the nation and the contestant, banks the money at stake. However, it all rests on the final question. Can the contestant outsmart everybody else, or will a lucky viewer claim the winnings for themselves?
Miguel Martín, Managing Director of Zeppelin says: “All Against 1 is based on a simple yet addictive premise, can one person outsmart the nation? Many of us sit at home shouting the answers at the TV, and now it is time for the Spanish audience to get to take part.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations adds: “Interactivity is at the heart of this format, with a specially integrated app and questions which are anyone’s guess, meaning everyone in the country can play.All Against 1 has been a ratings hit across Europe, and we’re thrilled to see it head to Spain.”
Spain marks the eighth adaption of the format, following hit versions in Denmark, Finland, and Germany, amongst others. The third series of the Norwegian version featured a guest appearance from the Norwegian Prime Minister and Mastiff TV Sweden’s second series recorded an all-time high on the global demo.
Zeppelin boasts an impressive slate of entertainment programmes in Spain including Big Brother, and is the creator of hit reality adventure format, The Bridge, which has now been commissioned in ten territories, as well as being a pioneer in the development of anime projects with shows such as The Idhún Chronicles.
Comments Off on Screentime New Zealand Preps Banijay’s Blow Up for Three
Banijay today confirms Screentime New Zealand, part of Banijay, will produce Blow Up for Three, part of Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ. This is the fourth territory to commission the format, and the second this autumn, following the news that the balloon competition is set for Germany, and Australia.
In Blow Up, the nation’s best balloon artists battle it out to showcase their skill and creativity. Within a limited timeframe, the contestants must complete unique challenges and wow the expert judges with their mesmerising creations. These one-of-a-kind creations bring audiences into the magical world of balloon art and highlight the potential each balloon poses. In this competition format, who has what it takes to be crowned the best balloon artist and who will have their dream popped?
Philly de Lacey,CEO of Screentime New Zealand comments: “Blow Up is an uplifting, fun and awe-inspiring format. We are excited to bring the only show which showcases the amazing work of balloon artists to New Zealand television, and build on our expertise in the competition genre, already producing MasterChef New Zealand for Three earlier this year.”
Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: “Blow Up offers something unique, providing joyful, competitive content, that is sought-after by audiences and broadcasters around the world. With Australia, Germany and now New Zealand all set to create their own versions of the Dutch format, this innovative show has so much international potential.”
With four commissions including Australia and Germany, Blow Up was created by EndemolShine Nederland, and will return to RTL4 for a second season after becoming the number one show in the slot on all commercial and key demos.
Screentime New Zealand boasts an impressive catalogue ranging from award-winning drama, documentary, and factual entertainment series. Among its key titles are MasterChef New Zealand, Eat Well For Less, and Police Ten 7, as well as hit drama, The Gulf.