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  1. Screentime New Zealand Preps Banijay’s Blow Up for Three

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    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.

  2. Banijay Boards Reality Series The Hotel

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    Leading producer-distributor Banijay today announces it has acquired the global rights to Argentinian reality competition series The Hotel, ahead of MIPCOM 2022 in Cannes next week.

    Produced by Diego Guebel’s BOXFISH for Canal 13 in Argentina and known locally as El Hotel, this innovative competition reality series sees 16 celebrity contestants isolate themselves for four months in a luxury hotel in the outskirts of a city – but with one caveat: the luxury establishment does not employ any staff.

    At the start of each week, celebrities are drawn to face in each other to determine who will be the ‘guests’ and who become the ‘hotel staff’. While guests enjoy a luxurious stay in the pool, spa, live shows and tuck into gourmet dinners, staff are housed in the hotel’s service area; washing linen, preparing breakfast and serving the guests’ every need. At the end of the week, an elimination duel will decide who leaves The Hotel before the final winner takes home a huge cash prize.

    Banijay will represent both the finished series and format globally (excluding Argentina, Spain and Brazil) and present The Hotel to buyers at MIPCOM in Cannes next week.

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations, Banijay, said: The Hotel is a colourful reality show featuring challenges with real jeopardy for celebrity contestants, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. This series demonstrates the incredible breadth of Banijay’s multi-genre catalogue of more than 135,000 hours – and we can’t wait to present it to potential buyers at MIPCOM.”

    Diego Guebel, President of BOXFISH, said: “The Hotel continues the successful collaboration between Banijay and BOXFISH, which has produced three seasons of MasterChef Celebrity in Argentina. We are once again thrilled to be working with such a renowned group and we strongly believe The Hotel is a refreshing asset to its catalogue, with great global potential for buyers in Cannes.”

    The Hotel joins Banijay’s outstanding slate of titles at MIPCOM including format highlights Starstruck, Blow Up, Love Triangle, Le Plus Grand Karaoké de France and MasterChef: Young Talent and Banijay Rights-fronted premium scripted titles: Marie Antoinette, Rogue Heroes, Bali 2002, Serial Lover, and third-party dramas Stonehouse and Riches. These break-out autumn highlights complement the 130,000 hours of globally renowned, stand-out IP within Banijay’s catalogue.

     

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  3. Banijay’s Blow Up Lands First European Sale

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    Banijay today announces Banijay Productions Germany, part of Banijay Germany, will produce the first European adaptation of the new hit entertainment format, Blow Up (Die Ballon show), for RTL Germany. Blow Up was originally created by EndemolShine Nederland for RTL 4.

    A one-of-a-kind, colourful and creative competition format, Blow Up draws audiences into the magical world of balloon art, as the nation’s best-in-their-craft battle it out. Within a limited timeframe, the balloon artists must complete unique challenges and wow the expert judges with their mesmerising creations. Who has what it takes to be crowned the best balloon artist and blow the competition away in this fun and uplifting entertainment show?

    EndemolShine Nederland launched the format on RTL 4 earlier this year, hitting number one in its slot on all commercial key demos, with the slot average up 168% for 6-12-year-olds.  It was recently announced that the show is heading to Australia, and will be produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Channel 7 and 7plus.

    Arno Schneppenheim, Managing Director of Banijay Productions Germany says: “I can’t wait for German audiences to be blown away by the designs and imagination the balloon artists possess. Afterwatching an episode and seeing the creations, you will forget any associations you may have had between balloons and children’s parties. The teams at Banijay Productions Germany and RTL Germany are ready to bring this show, which is fun, unpredictable, and full of warmth, to viewers of all ages.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:Blow Up delivers fresh, joyful, high-energy entertainment, which layers jeopardy, skill and awe-inspiring creations. A celebration of unbelievable craftsmanship and imagination, the show perfectly complements our outstanding portfolio of highly regarded competition reality formats, sitting alongside the likes of MasterChef. With the first European adaptation hot on the heels of the commission in Australia, we are excited to see where Blow Up will go next.”

    Banijay Productions Germany is a leading production company within its market, producing hit formats such as Temptation Island and Battle of the Reality Stars. It was recently announced Banijay Productions Germany will also produce Big Bounce Battle for RTL Germany after a five-year hiatus.

    Blow Up is amongst the slate Banijay will be showcasing at MIPCOM. The world’s largest international content producer and distributor is returning to the market following a three-year hiatus, with a high-end, diverse slate of non-scripted and scripted titles.

  4. Banijay’s Trash or Treasure Heads to Spain

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    Banijay today announces Cuarzo Producciones, a Banijay Iberia label, alongside Delrío Visual, will produce primetime entertainment game show, Trash or Treasure (Basura o Tesoro), for Aragón TV. Based on the original format from Banijay’s Mastiff TV in Sweden, Basura o Tesoro is the show’s sixth international adaptation.

    Well-known Spanish comedian, presenter, actor, and writer, Iñaki Urrutia, will host the show, where a pair of contestants will face 12 different objects. Set to walk away with the value of their chosen object, one by one, they must select which to discard. Designer furniture, antique toys, jewellery, stamps, dresses… Small details can make the difference between big money and worthless junk. Will the contestants be able to work out which is the hidden treasure, worth 5,000 euros? Joining the show each night will be antique dealer, David Maturén, who will share the interesting backstory of each item that is showcased and some tips on what to look out for.

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo, CEO of Cuarzo Producciones says: “Game shows are extremely popular in Spain, and Trash or Treasure offers a new and unique twist on the genre. With Iñaki Urrutia at the helm, we are set for an entertaining series which is sure to get audience members playing along at home and might even turn them into evaluation experts.”

     Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “This game show has performed well in numerous European markets. It is light-hearted and fun, and showcases the expertise required in the field of collectibles. Trash or Treasure is a very adaptable and scalable format, so can meet individual broadcasters’ needs and is proving a very attractive proposition for the international market.”

    Originally created by Mastiff TV in Sweden, successful versions have already aired in territories such as Germany, The Netherlands, and Italy.  Sweden’s recent sixth season was also number one in its slot for TV4.

  5. Star Academy Returns to TF1

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    Banijay today announces that its French label Endemol France will bring entertainment competition format, Star Academy, back to the country after nine years. To produce the new season of this iconic program, Endemol France has called on DMLS TV, another label within Banijay.

    Fronted by the original host Nikos Aliagas, the most famous musical academy in France will soon welcome a new class. The casting call attracted 10 000 registrants in just 48 hours, showing a very strong interest in the new season.

    Singing, dancing, acting… to become complete artists, this school of excellence will offer the passionate and talented contestants an intensive training programme surrounded by the best teachers. Every day, viewers will be able to follow the progress of the students in a daily show on TF1.

    At the end of each week, the emerging talent will showcase what they’ve learned during the primetime. It is then up to a panel of judges and the viewers to decide who stays and who goes. Living and breathing the life of a singer, will they be able to put their mentoring into practice and be the next star?

    Originally created by Endemol France, Star Academy is a primetime favourite, having sold to 19 territories including Italy and the Middle East, where 11 seasons have aired. It most recently made a return to French Canada, exceeding the channel’s slot by 45% for 18–34-year-olds. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the show in France, with special episodes attracting an audience of over four million for French broadcaster TF1.

    Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France says:Star Academy delivers some of the most revered music training in the industry and we can’t wait to showcase a new generation of French talent. The exciting live performances, combined with the expert training the artists will receive, make an entertaining show for all the family.”

    Mathieu Vergne, CEO of DMLS TV comments: “Producing entertainment formats is in our DNA and it is a pleasure to work alongside Endemol France to bring this hit to viewers. We’re ecstatic to have Nikos Aliagas on board and to be reinvigorating the format, following the success of the 20th anniversary last year.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “The Star Academy format is a proven success around the globe, showcasing new talent, reality elements and an exciting competition. With Endemol France and DMLS TV’s expertise in this genre, audiences can expect an unmissable series.”

    A go-to production company, Endemol France has brought hit formats to France including MasterChef, LEGO®Masters and Celebrity Hunted as well as new titles like Chefs to Go and Domino Challenge. Having joined Banijay France in 2021, DMLS TV is also behind well-renowned brands such as a Chanson Secrète (The Secret Song), La Chanson Challenge (The Celebrity Song Challenge) and Duos Mystères (Mystery Duets).

  6. The Adventure Continues for Survivor

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    Banijay today celebrates hitting a landmark 25 years since the original and best adventure reality format, Survivor, debuted in Sweden in September 1997. The milestone achievement follows the format’s most successful year-to-date last year, with 25 productions in 2021.

    Ranked the #1 Best Reality Show Of All Time (Variety), Survivor, a Banijay format created by Charlie Parsons, has been commissioned in 50 territories and is one of the most loved and watched formats around the world. The anniversary follows the recent announcement that Survivor will return to the UK in 2023, with Remarkable Entertainment (part of Banijay UK) producing the series for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Other recent comebacks for the format include Brazil, Norway, Bulgaria and Romania, with all-new first-time adaptations in Mexico and Serbia, as well as an upcoming launch in Canada (French).

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay says: Survivor has all the elements of a hit format, combining jeopardy, reality, strategy and adventure. Whilst each version is unique to its territory, every Survivor season celebrates the core values of this much-loved show. It has been honed through hundreds of seasons of expertise and is head and shoulders above the countless copycats which never quite stand up to the test. We are proud to produce the original – and in our view the best – adventure reality format on television. Most of all, we give thanks to those hard-working production teams around the world, with whom we celebrate this distinguished anniversary.”

    Amongst the hugely successful iterations around the world are the U.S., which is the longest-running version with season 44 confirmed and more than 7.5 million viewers tuning in to the most recent season on CBS; the Netherlands, which has aired every year since 2000; the hugely popular French series, which will air its 29th season next year; and the originating market Sweden, which recently aired its 21st run of Expedition Robinson. The format also enjoys successful companion shows, all-star spin-offs and celebrity versions.

    Survivor has created some of the most iconic moments in TV history over the last 25 years, from an Israeli contestant meeting his child for the first time via video link at the Tribal Council, to a player voting off her Mum so she could progress in series 29 in the U.S, a proposal between two All Star contestants in the U.S. and even a visit to the beach from Ivana Trump in the Italian production, in heels and a sequinned dress!

    Surivor tests the spirit of a group of ordinary, and yet extraordinary, people who are marooned, with little more than the clothes on their backs and their own animal cunning. As they catch their own food, build their own shelter and order their own society, castaways must compete in increasingly difficult tests of strategy and guile.

  7. Banijay Italia Produces First-Ever Wild Things – kids edition

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    Banijay today announces Banijay Italia will produce Wild Things – kids edition exclusively for Boing (Channel 40 of the DTT), a joint venture between RTI Mediaset and Warner Bros Discovery. This adaptation will see children, aged eight to twelve, take the lead in the family entertainment game show. Further access and amazing extra content will also be available on the Boing App this autumn.

    Teamwork is essential on Wild Things as pairs of contestants, a child and an adult family member, head into the forest to complete obstacle courses and imaginative challenges. But this won’t be easy, as the adult will be dressed in a comical woodland creature costume and unable to see anything. To triumph and take home the prize, the children must have communication skills, patience and put trust in their partner, all whilst trying to be the fastest. Will the adult partner be left stumbling around, going in the wrong direction, or will the pair be in-sync and the first to complete the task? The series will be hosted by famous Italian comedians, Andrea Pisani and Luca Peracino, known as The PanPers.

    The original series, Wild Things was created by IWC Media (part of Banijay UK), Mad Monk, and GroupM Entertainment Ltd. This format has been adapted in eight territories including Sweden, Argentina, and China, and has won multiple awards such as a Rose d’Or for TV Game Show and a Broadcast Digital Award for Best Entertainment Programme.

     

    Fabrizio Ievolella, CEO of Banijay Italia says: “Wild Thing – kids edition is a funny physical game show with exciting competitive tasks and hilarious interactions between the pairs. Our adaptation will see, for the first time, children taking the lead and guiding their adult family member. These variations make the format perfect for children’s channel, Boing.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:Wild Things showcases light-hearted competition with great costumes, and it’s fantastic to see its natural evolution for the younger audience. With Banijay Italia’s track record of producing great content, I know this new adaptation will be something the whole family will love.”

    Ana González, VP Kids Channels Southern Europe, Warner Bros. Discovery says: “We are thrilled to launch this funny and wacky original production on Boing featuring much-loved and popular duo, The PanPers.Wild Things – kids edition reaffirms our commitment to European production and to best in class kids and family content. It’s a perfect fit for Boing and we expect our fans to follow with passion and enthusiasm.”

    Banijay Italia has extensive experience working with a range of broadcasters and is home to a rich slate of titles including Celebrity Survivor (L’Isola dei Famosi), Peking Express, and Bake Off Italy. In addition, the company is behind original IP like Celebrity Chef, Dinner Club and The Ferragnez, the last two shows, as recently announced, will return for a second series on Amazon Prime Video.

  8. Limitless Win Heads to RTL Germany for First Adaptation

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    Banijay today announces that Endemol Shine Germany, part of Banijay Germany, will produce Limitless Win (Ohne Limit) for RTL Germany. Created by Hello Dolly and co-developed and co-produced by Mitre Studios and Hello Dolly in the UK, this marks the first international adaptation of the format which has already been commissioned for a second run on ITV, hosted by Ant and Dec.

    Limitless Win is a ground-breaking game show, with 6.2 million viewers tuning in to the series in the UK. With a never-ending money ladder, it’s the world’s first-ever limitless jackpot. Pairs of contestants first earn lives with a series of quick-fire questions, before taking on the limitless ladder. The answer to every question is a number, but there is no room for error, only the correct answer banks cash. Underestimating the answer loses them lives, and if they overshoot, they are  eliminated. In this nail-biting game of high stakes, the contestant double-acts have the chance to walk away with a life-changing sum of money.

    Endemol Shine Germany is a leading production company within its market, producing hit formats such as LEGO® Masters, Celebrity Hunted, Celebrity Big Brother, and All Together Now, as well as its own devised IP such as Masters of Sweet and Chefs to Go.

    Fabian Tobias, Managing Director of Endemol Shine Germany says:Limitless Win is the perfect addition to our slate as it is original, creative and entertaining. With the world’s first-ever limitless jackpot, there is such a lot at stake for the contestants and audiences will be on the edge of their seats!”

    Hello Dolly’s Chief Executive, Victoria Ashbourne, said: “As we prepare for the next series of Ant and Dec’s Limitless Win with Mitre Studios, the news of the format being brought to German audiences is hugely exciting. We look forward to seeing how far German Contestants can climb up the limitless ladder.”

    Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, Founders of Mitre Studios, said: “We’re thrilled to hear that Limitless Win is heading to Germany. It’s innovative, ground-breaking, nail-biting and fantastically play along. We love making the show and we are sure it will be as popular with the German audience as it is here in the UK.”

    Banijay also holds the international global distribution rights for Limitless Win.

    Limitless Win is such a unique, nail-biting and entertaining watch for all the family, and as well as the RTL Germany format celebration, we look forward to bringing the excitement to even more markets,” adds Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay.

  9. Banijay Productions Germany Springs for Big Bounce Battle

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    Banijay today announces Banijay Productions Germany, the company behind hit German shows Battle of the Reality Stars and Temptation Island, will produce Big Bounce Battle (Big Bounce – Die Trampolin Show) for RTL. The third series of the show, which last aired in 2019, is set for 2023 with more action, new obstacles, new challenges, and an epic final.

    Talented trampoline athletes aged between 10 and 55 will take part in this fast-paced physical game show, which will test their endurance, agility and balance. To reach the final, the contestants must take part in elimination heats compiled of parkour obstacles, which will have them leaping, bouncing, and twisting. Only the finalist, who completes the specially designed trampoline course in the fastest time, will take home the incredible cash prize. Big Bounce Battle combines the fun-packed competitive energy of a game show, with the high production value of a talent contest and is sure to make you want to jump out of your seat.

    Arno Schneppenheim, Managing Director of Banijay Productions Germany says:Big Bounce Battle is colourful, dynamic, and packed with adrenaline, making it the perfect watch for all ages. We are excited to work with RTL once more and see contestants from all walks of life compete in the new series, which will be more entertaining and exhilarating than ever.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “This format is visually powerful and full of jeopardy, topped off with some awe-inspiring moves. Banijay Productions Germany has done a fantastic job reinvigorating the show, which is now bigger, bouncier and back with a bang.”

    Created by Endemol Shine Nederland, this IP first aired in Germany in 2018 and was the country’s highest-rated new unscripted show that year as well as RTL’s highest-rated game show in four years for the German commercial target (Adults 14 – 49). It has also travelled to territories such as France and the US where Big Bounce Battle received a primetime Emmy nomination for Best Game Show.

  10. Banijay’s MasterChef Cooks Up Brand-New Iteration MasterChef: Young Talent

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    Banijay today announces that Viaplay Group has ordered first seasons of MasterChef: Young Talent in Denmark (MasterChef, De Unge Talenter) and Norway (MasterChef, Unge Talenter), produced by Banijay companies Metronome (Denmark) and Nordisk Banijay (Norway).

    The new iteration of the hit culinary format showcases promising chefs aged 13 – 18, who will have their culinary skills honed throughout the competition in a celebration of talent and regional gastronomic excellence. Each week under the eye of expert judges, the contestants will be faced with several tasks, and must produce exceptional food. The series culminates in one chef being crowned the MasterChef: Young Talent winner.

    This follows the news that Viaplay are bringing Celebrity MasterChef to the Netherlands for the first time this autumn, produced by SimpelZodiak, a Banijay Benelux company.

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay: “This exciting spin-off will showcase a new demographic of talent and equip a future generation of chefs with the best tools and experiences. It is the perfect example of MasterChef’s constant evolution as a format, and with Metronome and Nordisk Banijay building on their successful credits, audiences are set for some fantastic new MasterChef moments.”

     

    Kenneth Kristensen, SVP Non Scripted Content at Viaplay Group says: MasterChef is an incredibly popular format for both young and old, and we are very proud to have the format on Viaplay. We were convinced that there are also many talented young people who can impress and surprise in the kitchen, and this assumption has been more than true. We are looking forward to showing our viewers MasterChef: Young Talent on Viaplay as the young talented chefs have excelled beyond all expectations. It’s always exciting to develop current formats, and here’s a super great example of a completely obvious spinoff.”

    MasterChef: Young Talent is the latest spin-off from the world’s most successful cookery television format which also includes Celebrity MasterChef, MasterChef: The Professionals, Junior MasterChef, MasterChef All Stars, MasterChef Senior and the recently announced Young MasterChef (w/t) with BBC Three in the UK, which will be dedicated to up-and-coming young food talent between the ages of 18 and 25. Created by Franc Roddam, the show is produced in over 60 territories and celebrated its 500th series globally in 2021, with 49 productions airing in 33 territories last year. An international ratings hit, the current season of MasterChef in Denmark has seen strong ratings, with its debut exceeding the slot average by 110%+. Elsewhere, the recent finale of Argentina’s first ever Celebrity MasterChef peaked at an incredible 82.3% audience share.

    Nordisk Banijay, led by Erlend Hernø Røeggen, is well-known for producing top entertainment shows in the market. MasterChef: Young Talent will sit alongside 71 Degrees North, All Against 1 and Strictly Come Dancingin its slate.

    Headed up by Tina Christensen, Metronome boasts a strong portfolio producing both internationally known formats such as, LEGO® Masters, Hunted, The Block, Ex on the Beach and All Against 1. As well as creating its hit own IP such as Alone Together and Surviving the Wilderness.

  11. Banijay’s Don’t Forget the Lyrics Returns to Poland

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    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.

  12. Banijay Finland Readies For SAS: Who Dares Wins

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    Banijay today confirms Banijay Finland will produce SAS: Who Dares Wins for Nelonen’s SVOD platform Ruutu. Set to air this year, the latest commission will feature a line-up of celebrities who will be put through an extraordinary series of physical and psychological tests.

     

    The format sees recruits undertake a unique version of the special forces selection process to discover if they have what is required to be chosen for the elite training corp. The Finnish training team is headed up by Navy veteran Janne Lehtonen, who is joined by a team of former elite servicemen to run the course and provide a unique insight into the process. From endurance tasks to facing their fears and interrogations, the famous faces will be put through their paces in this thrilling and engaging new adaptation.

    Tatu Ferchen, CEO at Banijay Finland comments: “This is a gripping format which we’re delighted to bring to Finland. The celebrities are raring to go and whilst many love the outdoors and fitness, the Nelonen audience will witness them navigate one of the toughest tests of their career.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:SAS: Who Dares Wins is an authentic and inspiring format, that has proved a ratings hit from the UK and Australia to Denmark. Showcasing resilience, strength, teamwork, and achievement, as the recruits go beyond their comfort zones, the journey the participants undergo is proving unmissable for audiences of all ages.”

    Created by UK production company Minnow Films, Banijay Rights holds the global distribution rights for SAS: Who Dares Wins. Finland marks the seventh territory to adapt the format with Denmark, Sweden and Australia already producing successful versions. It also continues its strong run in the UK with the latest civilian series at number one in its slot for young adults.

    This commission will add to Banijay Finland’s strong slate of offerings with its key credits including internationally renowned brands such as Survivor, Temptation Island, Dancing with the Stars and The Best Singers amongst others.