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  1. Welcome to Menopause – The New Factual Series from Pineapple Entertainment

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    Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay today announces that Pineapple Entertainment will produce Welcome to Menopause (Velkommen til Overgangsalderen) for DR1 and DRTV. In this factual series, researchers, everyday Danes, and some famous faces come together to shine a spotlight on the often overlooked topic of menopause.

    Menopause affects at least half of the world’s population and costs societies millions, yet it is barely spoken about. This series aims to change this as the participants candidly share  their experiences, delving into the challenges and concerns that come from perimenopause, both physically and mentally. Celebrities, including Danish actors Lærke Winther and Lone Hertz, and rower Mette Bloch, also talk honestly about how they felt when they stepped into the next era of life. Building on these personal stories are researchers who discuss the different available treatments and share the studies that have been done so far in Denmark and where it is falling short…

    Ole Rahbek, Managing Director of Pineapple Entertainment says: “We hope that this series will generate valuable conversations, provide information, and raise awareness amongst all demographics. We are very thankful to all the participants who shared their experiences, and we hope that Welcome to Menopause will help to smash the taboos surrounding this topic.”

    Pineapple Entertainment is known for its lifestyle programming and strong comedy slate with its credits including One Night In Denmark (TV2 Zulu), Christmas Beer Calendar (Viaplay), The Nightshift (TV2), The Diamond Family (TV2 Echo) and Fanø (TV 2 Fri) amongst others.

  2. Banijay’s Pineapple Takes Celebrities to the Grand Canyon

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    Pineapple Entertainment, part of Banijay Nordic, today announces a new premium reality series for Warner Bros. Discovery, set in one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. The series will air soon in Denmark on Kanal 5 and discovery+.


    In Grand Canyon – The Greatest Adventure, a group of celebrities spend 16 days on the adventure of a lifetime, rafting 360 kilometres on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This spectacular river is not only pristinely beautiful but also one of the most challenging rafting locations in the world. 


    Helped by adventurer Thor F. Jensen, the Danish A-list cast includes actors Andreas Jessen and Lise Baastrup, high-profile athlete Anne-Marie Rindom and handball champion Jesper Nøddesbo, musician Mohamed “Skinz” Ahmed and TV personality, host, model, actress Ibi Støving. The group must co-operate as they move through an ever-changing environment, learning about the cultural history of the landscape, and working together to establish a daily camp. To succeed, this adventure demands co-operation, inclusiveness, and community.

    Kathrine Skjold, Executive Producer at Pineapple Entertainment says: “Grand Canyon is like a non-scripted road movie through one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. The well-known faces are not competing in anyway, they must work together to successfully live off-grid, at the mercy of nature in the grandest scale. This is a rewarding eye-opener for the celebrities, as they embark on a journey where they question their own privileges.”


    Ole Rahbek, CEO of Pineapple Entertainment says: “We are delighted that Hou Film came to us, with the idea and access to this fabulous venue, that we turned into a format with cinematic production values showcasing the incredible natural phenomena, making it a perfect high-end series for Warner Bros. Discovery Denmark’s audience, that we at Pineapple Entertainment are proud to produce”


    Pil Gundelach Brandstrup, VP Content & Programming, Warner Bros. Discovery Denmark says: “There’s no doubt that Danes enjoy travelling abroad to inspire personal development. In Grand Canyon – The Greatest Adventure, the viewers follow more than just the physical turmoil of the group taking on the elements. They also get to follow the internal journey when they are pushed beyond their limits. This programme is also visually very impressive, immersing the audience in the mighty nature of the majestic Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.”

    Pineapple Entertainment produces a wide remit of fun, relevant and powerful content across all platforms. This includes a recent adaptation of the UK format One Night In…, as well as the Zulu Awards, Mormor på Mandejagt (Granny Goes Dating), late-night comedy talk show Natholdet (The Nightshift) hosted by Hadi Ka-koush and long-running reality show, Diamantfamilien (The Diamond Family). 

  3. Banijay’s Pineapple Entertainment Gets Ready to Spend One Night In…

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    Pineapple Entertainment, part of Banijay Nordic, today announces it will produce the first international version of One Night In… for TV 2 Zulu.


    Created by Banijay UK label Zeppotron, One Night In… sees comedians given the opportunity to run wild for one night in an iconic location, with no other visitors around. Completely unsupervised, the talent can roam free in some of the country’s best-known department stores and theme parks.


    There won’t be security guards or grown-ups to reign in the fun. And there’s only a few rules: no sleeping and if they must leave the location the same as how they found it, whilst completing a few challenges along the way.  The talent can do anything they like, just as long as they’re out of the location before the cleaners arrive and the shutters go up the next morning.


    Ole Rahbek, CEO of Pineapple Entertainment says: “We can’t wait to get audiences laughing as celebrities run amok and invent off-the-wall games at brilliant Danish tourist spots. With the very best talent on board, both on and off-screen, we are excited to put our own spin on One Night In… Comedy is at the heart of what we do and so this show is the perfect format for us to adapt.”


    Ruth Phillips, Joint-Managing Director of Zeppotron comments: “We loved creating and producing this charming, escapist and above all, funny format. Our comics were so excited to be let loose for the night in such iconic venues – they were like kids in a sweet shop, and their enthusiasm was infectious.  We’re very excited to see the fun that Pineapple Entertainment will now have with the format in Denmark.”


    Zeppotron’s credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Ranganation and Would I Lie to You?,  which was recently commissioned for broadcasters in Australia and the US. First airing on UK broadcaster, Channel 4, One Night In… proved a ratings hit and was the channel’s highest rating new title of 2020, more than doubling the slot average for Adults 16 – 34 years old.


    Pineapple Entertainment produces a wide remit of fun, relevant and powerful content across all platforms. This includes the Zulu Awards, late-night comedy talk show Natholdet (The Nightshift)hosted by Anders Breinholt and long running reality show, Dimantfamilien (The Diamond Family).