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  1. Banijay Further Builds LEGO® Masters Success with Two New European Deals

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    Banijay today announces LEGO Masters has been picked up in two new European markets, with the format now to sold to 13 broadcasters and counting.

     

    Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has ordered a first series run from Banijay Iberia’s Shine Iberia, whilst TV 2 has commissioned the debut Norwegian adaptation from Mastiff Norway.

     

    Shine Iberia has launched its casting call for the hit entertainment format which sees pairs compete against each other to create the most awe-inspiring designs, brick models and wow the judges.  Production is also underway in Norway for TV 2, where its first-ever winner will be crowned by presenter and the 2010 Eurovision final host, Erik Solbakken, who will host the local production.

     

    LEGO Masters is a firm hit globally, with these commissions following a popular first primetime season in Germany which achieved an average 14.2% market share compared to the channel’s average of 10.6%. The show also launched in the home of LEGO, Denmark, where the first five episodes of season one achieved a 40.2% share.

     

    LEGO Masters was originally created by Tuesday’s Child Television and The LEGO Group, with Banijay serving as the exclusive format and finished tape distributor globally.

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay comments: “There continues to be an ongoing trend for entertaining, warm and joyful viewing and this is central to the popularity of LEGO Masters. This format is a tried and tested ratings winner in major markets, delivering a broad co-viewing audience to broadcaster around the world.”

     

    Shine Iberia produces award-winning entertainment across both Spain and Portugal. Recent credits include MasterChef, Prodigies and The Voice Portugal, which recently won Best Entertainment Programme at the Impala de Televisão 2021 Awards.

     

    One of the largest production companies in Norway, Mastiff Norway has enjoyed great success with programmes such as The Best Singers, Paradise Hotel and Crime Scene Norway.

  2. Mastiff Norway Takes Over Production on Good Morning Norway

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    TV2 today confirms Mastiff Norway, a Banijay Group company, is set to take over production on its leading breakfast show, God Morgen Norge (Good Morning Norway) following a competitive pitch.

     

    Airing daily Monday to Friday, the show combines features, celebrity chat, music, news and weather, and has enjoyed a successful run on TV2 since 1994. Mastiff Norway will begin production on the show in the fall and is tasked with developing the format further to refresh the show and grow the audience.

     

    God Morgen Norge is a programme of great importance for TV 2. We will continue to focus on the programme’s further development and have therefore entered into an agreement extended for five years of production with Mastiff. Mastiff is one of Norway’s very best production companies, and we are confident that God Morgen Norge will have a good home here”, says Sarah C. J. Willand, Head of Organization and Communications, TV 2.

     

    Jacob Houlind, CEO, Banijay Nordic comments:God Morgen Norge has long served as a key brand in TV 2’s schedule and we are proud that Mastiff Norway will now be taking the lead in driving this show to new heights.”

     

    “We are proud and very happy. It’s not every day you get a contract for ten seasons, and over 3000 hours of TV”, says Kathrine Haldorsen CEO Mastiff Norway. “Mastiff outmatched twelve companies in the long and extensive pitching process. The takeover of God Morgen Norge strengthen Mastiffs role as Norway’s leading production company in the factual genre. This is for sure a team victory lead by Mastiff Norway COO Jostein Olseng and the rest of the fantastic Mastiff team in Oslo!”

     

    The deal builds on Mastiff Norway’s existing relationship with TV 2, as producers of Å Crime Scene Norge, TV2 Helps You, Health Control , Food Control, and Good Evening Norway. Elsewhere in the Banijay Nordic footprint, its sister company, Nordisk Film TV Denmark, is the lead producer on Good Morning Denmark for TV2 Denmark.