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  1. 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.

  2. Cuarzo Producciones Heads to the Dominican Republic for ¡Vaya Vacaciones!

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    Content powerhouse Banijay today confirms Cuarzo Producciones, part of Banijay Iberia, will co-develop a brand-new reality show ¡Vaya Vacaciones! with Mediaset España.

    Presented by Luján Argüelles, ¡Vaya Vacaciones! is set to be the perfect summer watch. Eight celebrity couples will stay in an all-inclusive luxury hotel, accompanied by a couple of their choosing. Together they will enjoy the sun and sea of the Dominican Republic. However, expect twists, unforeseen situations and unforgettable moments as the serenity can’t last forever.

    Juanra Gonzalo, Managing Director at Cuarzo Producciones says: “Spain loves reality TV, and we hope they’re as excited as we are about ¡Vaya Vacaciones!. Not only will the show be full of addictive entertainment, but we’re also thrilled to have Luján on-board with her unique style and sense of humour.”

    James Townley, Chief Content Officer, Development at Banijay adds:¡Vaya Vacaciones! is the perfect summer viewing, with a tantalising combination of a luxury location, celebrities and of course some twists and drama. Reality TV continues to be in big demand globally, attracting huge audiences, and this new format really taps into Cuarzo’s expertise at delivering world-class entertainment in this genre.”

    Jaime Guerra, Director of Content Production at Mediaset España: “At Mediaset España we are constantly searching for new entertainment formats, whether they are products that have proven successful in the international market or programmes developed together with production companies, such as ¡Vaya Vacaciones! It is a reality show that will showcase a range of relationship dynamics and have humorous elements, making it the perfect content for the summer.”

    Cuarzo Producciones is a highly creative and experienced producer, from entertainment and reality to talk shows and documentaries. Its credits include Where is Marta? For Netflix, Trash or Treasure and Temptation Island of which Banijay has enjoyed seven and 20 international versions to date, respectively.

  3. Temptation Island Travels to Spain

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    Cuarzo TV, a Banijay Group company, and Mediaset España, today announce the first Spanish remake of Temptation Island La Isla de las Tentaciones, based on the Banijay Rights-owned format.


    La Isla de las Tentaciones is the ultimate test of faithfulness, following dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to an island, where they join 20 eligible men and women. There, they live the “single life,” in a test that is meant to help answer their most difficult questions about their relationship.


    Juan Ramón Gonzalo comments: “Temptation Island has long been a key format in the Banijay catalogue, and we have no doubt it will resonate with our audiences here in Spain. With love and drama at the heart of the show, it has all the elements of a primetime hit.”


    La Isla de las Tentaciones will be executive produced by Cuarzo TV’s Juan Ramón Gonzalo and directed by Hugo Tomás.


    The Spanish commission follows a raft of significant global sales that have now been secured for the format.  In New Zealand, national broadcaster TVNZ has commissioned Screentime New Zealand to produce a local version for its VOD platform, while in the Netherlands, RTL Nederland has picked up the finished tape version of the show for its VOD service Videoland.


    Moving to Germany, Banijay Productions Germany will produce the hotly anticipated remake, jointly commissioned by RTL and TV NOW, for Mediengruppe RTL’s VOD service.  With the local production of Temptation Island already in its fifth season on Nelonen, the Finnish commercial channel has also acquired the US finished tape.


    Meanwhile, a Canadian sale for the US reboot of the series was announced at the beginning of the year. Sold to Canada’s number one content creation company, Bell Media, the series aired on the business’ top-rated channels, including E! Entertainment, where it premiered, CTV’s network, and the leading Canadian SVOD service, Crave. The sales follow the recent success of Banijay Studios North America’s Temptation Island on USA Network, where it was revived, revamped and relaunched to 1.36 million viewers.