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  1. Aprons at the Ready – as Banijay’s Family Food Fight Heads to Two More European Territories

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    Banijay today announces two new European deals for global culinary format Family Food Fight.

     

    Sweden’s SVT and Polsat TV have become the latest broadcasters to commission Family Food Fight from Banijay’s Meter and Endemol Shine Poland, with both versions set to air later on in the year.

     

    The format, which was first created by Endemol Shine Australia, has now been adapted in eleven markets with remakes across Europe, as well as Brazil and the US.  Last month, the Italian version returned to Sky Uno, this time featuring families who own their own restaurants. Endemol Shine Italy also launched a TikTok channel alongside the show. The channel already has amassed a following of nearly 10,000 people in two months, allowing fans to interact 24/7 with the content. Additionally, the number of social media interactions has also tripled in comparison to the previous series.

     

    Family Food Fight sees families battle it out in the kitchen for the title of the nation’s best food family. In each episode, they are tasked with creating dishes for different occasions and guest numbers. Tapping into their individual cultures, knowledge and family secrets, the contestants will produce meals which they hope will impress the judges.

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “Cooking competitions are proven ratings hits and Family Food Fight bridges the gap between high-end cuisine and comfort food. The focus of this format is about accessible cooking, inspiring the audience to try some new recipes at a time when eating out is not always possible.”

     

    Meter Television, part of Banijay Nordics, produces local adaptations of a number of super brand formats including MasterChef, which set an all-time record in 2020 by producing all five versions of the format in one year. Big Brother is currently on-air for its second reboot season and is strongly outperforming the slot average, while drawing in the key younger audience. The company is also behind the first Nordic version of global hit, LEGO Masters, which performed exceptionally well, launching with a 28.2% market share.

     

    Since launching over twenty years ago, Endemol Shine Poland has specialised in entertainment and bringing global hits to the local market. Recent and forthcoming non-scripted hits include Fort Boyard, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, Big Brother and LEGO Masters. It also offers production hub opportunities for large-scale formats such as The Wall.

  2. LEGO® MASTERS Set to Build Success in Poland for TVN Discovery

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    Banijay today announces Endemol Shine Poland has been commissioned by TVN Discovery to produce a local version of hit entertainment format, LEGO MASTERS. 

     

    Poland’s TVN is the ninth broadcaster to commission the show, following deals in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and France.  

     

    Marcin Prokop will host the six-part series which launches on 14th November and includes a Christmas episode. He will be joined by Ola Mirecka, the only Polish woman who has designed sets for The LEGO Group, and Paweł Duda, a Polish YouTuber who reviews LEGO sets on his channel, together they will judge the contestant’s creations. 

     

    Earlier this year LEGO MASTERS launched its primetime run on FOX, and ranked as the #1 new launch in the U.S, attracting more than 36 million unique viewers across its first season. The format enjoyed success in Netherlands and Belgium earlier this year, leading its Saturday night slot as the mostwatched entertainment programme.  

     

    The season two launch in Australia this April was the most successful entertainment premiere of 2020 on NINE. And, in September, following two years off-air, the LEGO MASTERS return in Germany launched with an overnight audience of 1.03 million and 15.7% market share among commercial targets 14-49. 

     

    The format was originally created by Tuesdays Child Television and The LEGO Group, and Banijay is the exclusive format and finished tape distributor of LEGO MASTERS globally.  

     

    Ryszard Sibilski, Managing Director at Endemol Shine Poland says; “The appetite for LEGO MASTERS is huge, and having witnessed the format’s success this year alone, we are excited to bring it to our nation. We hope to touch the hearts of budding brick heads and audiences throughout Poland with our local version.”   

     

    LEGO MASTERS pits pairs of ‘brick heads’ against each other in a quest to impress with their creativity, design and flair, driven by their unparalleled passion for the possibilities that will start with a single LEGO brick. Mind-blowing brilliance will be on display, delivering family entertainment loaded with fun, action, drama and humour, and the odd topple. 

  3. UKTV Acquires High-End Drama Thriller, The Gulf, From Banijay Rights

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has sold premium drama title, The Gulf to UKTV for its local audiences. The series will air on the broadcaster’s crime drama channel, Alibi.

    The deal, which will see the 3 x 90’ series launching on Alibi in early Spring 2020, was brokered by Chris Stewart, Commercial Director – Scripted at Banijay Rights, and Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager at UKTV.

    Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager at UKTV comments, “We are really pleased to have acquired this exciting new thriller for Alibi as we continue to include the very best of international crime drama in our schedule. Our viewers are extremely discerning and The Gulf, with its unique take on a crime story set against the incredible backdrop of New Zealand, will have wide appeal.”

    Chris Stewart, Commercial Director – Scripted, Banijay Rights adds, “We are delighted that UKTV will be bringing this absorbing and original antipodean series to a UK audience where I’m sure it will engage a new legion of drama fans looking for their next crime fix. The Gulf, co-produced by Banijay Group’s Screentime New Zealand, has launched in New Zealand and in Germany to much acclaim and is proving to be a very desirable drama property for us with further sales already in the pipeline.”

    Elsewhere in Europe The Gulf will also travel to Poland, after being acquired by Canal+ for its channel, Ale Kino+.

    This follows hot on the heels of the previously announced U.S. pick up of the drama, where AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now will feature the exclusive U.S. premiere of The Gulf beginning Wednesday, 4th December 2019.

    Domestically, the series was a ratings winner for New Zealand broadcaster TV3 and is the top performing mini-series of 2019 to date. The drama pulled in a launch audience 40% above the channel average. Meanwhile, in Germany The Gulf consistently outperformed the slot average by more than 10%.

    Recently launched at MIPCOM, German-New Zealand thriller The Gulf, (6 x 60’) centres around the moral disintegration of Detective Jess Savage, who finds herself caught between upholding the legal justice system and morality, as she investigates crimes on her home patch of Waiheke Island, New Zealand. The Gulf is an international co-production from Banijay Group’s Screentime New Zealand, Lippy Pictures, German fiction specialist Letterbox Filmproduktion, a member company of the Studio Hamburg Production Group, and broadcasters ZDF and TV3.