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  1. Banijay Rights Confirms Survivor return in Colombia

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    Banijay Rights today announces the return of adventure reality format Survivor to Colombia, as MIP Cancun draws to a close in Mexico today.

    Following a 15-year hiatus, Colombian broadcaster RCN will produce a new adaptation of Survivor to air in 2023 entitled Survivor, La Isla de los Famosos.

    The agreement was brokered by Michelle Wasserman, SVP Latam, USH & Brazil, Banijay Rights, who said: More than 15 years has passed since Survivor last graced television screens in Colombia, so we are thrilled to secure this deal and work with RCN to revive this world-famous format.”

     Eugenia Vélez, VP of Programming and Marketing of RCN, said:Canal RCN has proven to have the capacity and production team made up of experts in making amazing and challenging formats, which is why we are very proud to bring back to our screen a format like ‘Survivor, la Isla de los Famosos’, which fits very well with our purpose of continuing to create entertaining content for the whole family.”

    This latest deal follows recent news of a return of Survivor to the UK, with Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK company) set to produce for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

     Survivor, a Banijay format created by Charlie Parsons, is one of the most watched reality entertainment formats around the world. Celebrating 25 years this year, (the format was first employed in 1997 in Sweden), the show has gone on to be ranked as the ‘Number 1 Best Reality Show of All Time’ by Variety. A total of 50 versions and more than 350 series have been commissioned around the world to date, and the CBS version of the show from the USA is currently airing its 43rd series.

    The rules of Survivor are clear: contestants are divided in two tribes and fight in daily challenges for immunity and other advantages. After each immunity challenge, one team needs to see one of their own eliminated and on the way home. It is a tough competition and there is only one Survivor: the one that goes home with the title and the big award.

  2. Banijay Brands Lights the Torch on Survivor Webstore

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    Banijay Brands today announces it has partnered with leading social commerce platform, Spring, to launch SurvivorStore.net, the go-to destination for branded apparel of the global hit reality show Survivor. The announcement comes as the show marks its 25th anniversary, having first launched in September 1997 in Sweden.

    Survivor is one of the most loved and watched formats around the world. Ranked the #1 Best Reality Show Of All Time (Variety), Survivor has been produced in 50 territories. Last year was the format’s most successful to-date, with 25 productions around the world in 2021.

    A show that tests the spirit of a group of ordinary, and yet extraordinary, people, contestants are sent to a desert island for weeks, with little more than the clothes on their backs. Each episode climaxes with the tense drama of the Tribal Council, where the castaways gather to vote one of their group off the island. In the end, only one will survive. Cameras follow their every move as they ruthlessly attempt to overcome the elements and each other to become the ultimate Survivor.

    Alice Bernardi, Director, International Brand Licensing, Banijay Brands says: Survivor is a global phenomenon, with huge international audiences from Australia to France, Sweden and the U.S. We are ambitious in our aims to supercharge our e-commerce offerings, and with its worldwide fanbase, Survivor is a natural brand to work with in this space.”

     

    Banijay Brands will showcase its extensive portfolio at this year’s BLE, 20–22 September, stand C130. As the commercial arm of international content producer and distributor Banijay, it controls the brand licensing rights to some of the most high-profile and creative IP in the world across multiple genres from scripted to entertainment. Banijay-owned Survivor is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

  3. 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.

  4. Survivor will land on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2023

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    Survivor, one of the world’s most successful TV formats, is coming to the UK.

    A new UK adaption of the entertainment phenomenon has been commissioned by BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Banijay UK company Remarkable Entertainment, run by leading entertainment producers Natalka Znak and Claire O’Donohoe.

    The brand new 16 x 60’ series of the ultimate physical and psychological gameshow promises viewers a compelling test of brains, brawn and betrayal as players compete to outwit, out play and outlast their rivals to be crowned the Ultimate Survivor.

    20 people, carefully selected from across the UK will be marooned in a tropical location. They will be divided into two tribes, going head-to-head in a range of physical and psychological challenges. Following a number of eliminations that will take place at the iconic tribal council, the tribes will eventually merge before one person takes away a cash prize and proves that they have what it takes to be the Ultimate Survivor. 

    Survivor, a Banijay format created by Charlie Parsons, is one of the most watched reality entertainment formats around the world. Celebrating 25 years this year, (the format was first employed in 1997 in Sweden), the show has gone on to be ranked as the ‘Number 1 Best Reality Show of All Time’ by Variety. 50 versions have been commissioned around the world to date, and the CBS version of the show from the USA will soon be airing its 43rd series.

    Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted at the BBC says: “Survivor is a global television hit and to be able to bring one of TV’s most successful formats to audiences in the UK in a uniquely BBC way is a very exciting prospect indeed.”

    Natalka Znak, CEO Remarkable Entertainment says; “Survivor is ‘the greatest gameshow on earth’ for a reason – it has everything – reality, adventure, drama, and the ultimate game. I can’t wait to be boots on the ground, working with Paul Osborne, Stephen Lovelock and the fantastic team at Remarkable to make this epic series for the BBC.”

    Broadcast confirmation, presenter information and further casting details for the UK version of Survivor will be announced in due course.

    Survivor (16 x 60) is a Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK company) production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and was commissioned by Kate Phillips in her capacity as Director of Entertainment Commissioning. Natalka Znak from Remarkable Entertainment is Executive Producer alongside Claire O’Donohoe, Paul Osborne and Stephen Lovelock. The format was developed for the BBC by Richard Hague. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown.

  5. Banijay Rights Lands Double Survivor Deal in CEE

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    Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay, today announces two new adaptations of popular adventure reality show Survivor – with landmark co-production agreements confirmed across Central and South-Eastern Europe.

    United Media-owned Nova TV in Croatia and Nova S in Serbia will broadcast a first season of the world-famous format in late 2022.

    In addition, TV Markíza in Slovakia and TV Nova in the Czech Republic will air a new adaptation of the format. Acun Medya is on board as local producer for both versions.

     

    Both agreements were brokered by Samia Moktar, VP CEE & Airlines, Banijay Rights, who said: “Survivor has long been a global television hit, but these new versions prove this format continues to have fresh and broad appeal for broadcasters worldwide. We’re excited to be working with our local broadcast and production partners across the CEE region on what are set to be exceptional adaptations of this show.”

     

    Produced in 48 territories since its launch in 1997, Survivor is one of the biggest television phenomena of the past 25 years. Last year was the format’s most successful to-date, with 24 productions confirmed.

     

    The rules of Survivor are clear: contestants are divided in two tribes and fight in daily challenges for immunity and other advantages. After each immunity challenge, one team needs to see one of their own eliminated and on the way home. It is a tough competition and there is only one Survivor: the one that goes home with the title and the big award.

  6. Noovo, Banijay Rights Strike Deal to Launch Survivor in French-Speaking Canada

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    Noovo today announces it has acquired the rights to adapt the world-famous Banijay reality competition Survivor for French Canada.

    Produced in 48 territories since its launch in 1997, the show is one of the biggest television phenomena of the past 25 years. This year is the format’s most successful to-date with 24 productions confirmed.

     The Noovo deal was negotiated by Jane Rimer, SVP of Canada, at Banijay Rights.Survivor has been a global success story for the last three decades and we are proud to be working with Bell Media to bring this tour-de-force format to French Canadian viewers for the first time,” said Rimer.

    “Noovo remains committed to providing audiences with high-quality content, large-scale deployment where Quebecers can identify themselves and take part at the event” said Suzane Landry, Vice-President, Content Development, Programming and News, Bell Media. “With the acquisition of Survivor, we’re once again reaffirming our commitment and enhancing our already rich entertainment line-up.”

     Survivor features participants trying to survive in remote nature settings. They must get their own food, start a fire for comfort and build safe shelters. All while competing in endurance, skill and mental challenges or solve riddles. Every week one survivor will be voted off until a winner is crowned by exiled contestants.

    Bell Media is working with ToRoS productions on a local version of this successful TV show in order to create a programme that resonates with Quebec viewers. Banijay distributed the format globally.

    Noovo has had a streak of successful reality TV shows over the years placing it far above its competitors. From “Occupation Double,” toBig Brother Célébrités” andL’amour est dans le pré,” the channel has skillfully exploited its niche. “Big Brother Célébrités,” which aired last winter, was the #1 reality TV series in its market in Q2. “Occupation Double dans l’Ouest” generated an all-time high of over 20 million views on Noovo.ca and was a huge on-air success with a 29% market share among adults 25-54 years olds every week.

    More details will be shared soon.

  7. PRO TV announces the return of the world wide phenomen: Survivor!

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    The reality competition that conquered audiences all around the world is soon returning in Romania! Survivor, the format that proved that nothing is impossible in which the contestants can learn how to secure shelter, food, and water on their own when on an isolated island, turned rapidly after its launch into a real phenomenon.

    Banijay distributes the format globally. Produced in more than 40 territories, the title is a global hit and super brand, standing as one of the most-watched formats worldwide. Recently Globo relaunched Survivor (No Limite) in Brazil after 12 years off air in the region. More than 10 million viewers tuned in to the 40th season last year on CBS in the U.S., the latest Australian adaptation was seen by nearly 40% of the population, and the most recent French version, Koh Lanta, ended as number one in its slot.

     

    PRO TV is glad to announce the conclusion of the negotiations with Acun Media, the company that has produced this format, for several markets, amongst which Turkey, Greece, Mexico and prior seasons in Romania. Soon, all the fans around Romania will have the opportunity to live, once again, the uniqueness of the format that kept them stuck in front of their televisions sets.

     

    First launching in 1997 in Sweden, Survivor is the perfect place for contestants that want to prove they can overcome any challenge and to learn how to live far away from home, with almost zero resources, while also trying to find the perfect strategies in order to stay as much as possible in the competition.

     

    The rules of Survivor are clear: contestants are divided in two tribes and fight in daily challenges for immunity and other advantages. After each immunity challenge, one team needs to see one of their own eliminated and on the way home. It is a tough competition and there is only one Survivor: the one that goes home with the title and the big award.

     

    Antonii Mangov, Programming Director declares: ”We are glad to announce that in 2022 we will add this amazing format to our portfolio of programs on PRO TV! Survivor is already an established and successful show in Romania, but we’ll add to it the signature PROTV touch, which is a guarantee for highest quality reality and entertainment”.

     

    One of the first news is the fact that Daniel Pavel, the well-known host, will be the one that will be near the contestants and those at home during the season. More details will be announced during the following period, but do not miss the opportunity to enroll in the best reality formats in the world, only on PRO TV, at survivor.protv.ro.

     

     

  8. Banijay Asia Launches Survivor India Comeback

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    Banijay today announces the return to India of iconic format, Survivor, with leading Tamil general entertainment channel, Zee Tamil. Banijay Asia will produce the adventure reality title for OTT platform ZEE5.

     

    Survivor 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. Survivor India marks the 48th iteration of the show since its launch in 1997. This year is the format’s most successful to-date with 22 productions confirmed.

     

    Deepak Dhar, CEO of Banijay Asia says: “Survivor is a show that has a global fan base. The format is unique, adaptable and has the potential to match audience sensibilities across the board. The Tamil industry has always been experimental and bringing a reality show of this nature will only broaden the genre further. Zee Tamil has always gone beyond when it comes to innovative content and we’re excited to be partnering with frontrunners like them.”

     

    Siju Prabhakaran, EVP and South Cluster Head, ZEEL, comments: “As a channel, we have always committed ourselves to engage and entertain our audience with innovative content and variety in reality entertainment. The new reality show Survivor would definitely set new benchmarks in reality show formats in India. From the production value to the portfolio of talent, Zee Tamil has truly embarked on a journey in partnership with Banijay Asia to redefine quality entertainment in the market”.

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: Survivor has huge global appeal, offering excitement, escapism and entertainment, all rolled into one. It’s an evergreen format which consistently delivers, and the fact that this year is the most successful in the show’s history is testament to its enduring relevance to audiences worldwide.”

     

    Produced in more than 40 territories, Banijay-owned Survivor is a global hit and super brand, standing as one of the most-watched formats worldwide. Most recently, Globo relaunched Survivor (No Limite) in  Brazil after 12 years of air in the region, featuring a cast of previous Big Brother Brasil contestants. More than 10 million viewers tuned in to the 40th season last year on CBS in the U.S., the latest Australian adaptation was seen by nearly 40% of the population, and the most recent French version, Koh Lanta, ended as number one in its slot.

  9. Torch Lit on Brazilian Survivor Comeback

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    Banijay today announces that hit-reality series, Survivor, will return to Brazil after a 12-year break, co-produced by Globo and Endemol Shine Brasil.

     

    The reality show known locally as No Limite, will be hosted by André Marques and in a unique twist, will feature a cast of previous Big Brother Brasil contestants. In addition to the 11-episode run, Globo has commissioned a spin-off for its entertainment channel, Multishow, which will also host re-runs. Globo’s entertainment portal, Gshow, and its VOD service, Globoplay, will host exclusive content and highlights.

     

    Produced in more than 40 territories since its launch in 2000, Survivor is a global hit and superbrand, standing as one of the most watched formats worldwide. More than 10 million viewers tuned in to the 40th season last year on CBS in the U.S., the latest Australian adaptation was seen by nearly 40% of the population, and the most recent French version, Koh Lanta, ended as number one in its slot.

     

    Laurens Drillich, President of Endemol Shine Latino says: “This is such great news. Currently we have Big Brother Brasil on Globo and the fact that Survivor – another all-time classic reality series – will debut soon on the channel, is the biggest compliment we as a company could get. With Boninho and his team at Globo, and our colleagues at Endemol Shine Brasil working together on this show, I am sure this will be another huge success and serve a new generation of fans for Survivor in Brazil.”

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay added: Survivor is one of the most iconic formats in the Banijay portfolio and bringing the show back to a major market such as Brazil is an important moment in the next phase of its growth. We’re seeing great momentum with beach reality formats, filming safely in different locations around the globe, and this deal is set to build the genre even further.”

     

    Survivor 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.

     

    The latest commission of No Limite builds on Endemol Shine Brasil’s successful partnership with Globo, which also includes the network’s biggest show, Big Brother Brasil, which was recently awarded a Guinness World Record after topping 1.5 billion votes last year.

  10. Banijay Rights’ Survivor Lands New Adaptation in Mexico

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a new local adaptation of its Emmy Award-winning reality format, Survivor, in Mexico.

     

    Produced by Acun Medya for Mexican nationalbroadcaster, Azteca Uno, filming will take place in the Dominican Republic with the series due to launch later this summer. Arturo Islas has been confirmed as the host for Survivor Mexico.

     

    Acun Medya has already successfully produced 15 series of Survivor for broadcasters in Greece, Turkey and Romania.

     

    Since its launch in 1997 the Survivor franchise has seen more than 305 series filmed in 57 locations.  It has proven hugely popular with audiences worldwide, with multiple long-running series airing in Spain, Australia, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Benelux, Denmark, and Hungary.

     

    In recent weeks France has seen recording-breakingviewership, reaching an audience of over 7 million viewers. Whilst the format has continued to be a ratings juggernaut for 40 seasons in the US, this is the first time Survivor will be remade for a central American territory.

     

    Elliott Chalkley, Vice President of Sales, Banijay Rights comments,Survivor is the original adventure reality gameshow and continues to be a big hit for international broadcasters. Set in a beautiful and exotic location with an intriguing mix of contestants, the constantly changing, layered and complex challenges have strong appeal especially among the younger audience demographic.”

     

    Acun Ilıcalı, Acun Medya Group Founder and President says, “We are very excited to introduce Survivor, one of our favoriteshows,to theAzteca audience. A true reality experience that we havehadthe privilege to produce for many years together with Banijay/Castaway. We hope our viewers will love this amazing adventure and experience ofSurvivor which is filled with fun and excitement.”

     

    Alberto Ciurana, Chief Content & Distribution Officer, Azteca Uno adds, “The Mexican audience, now more than ever, demands and deserves high quality content that evokes powerful emotions and promotes family togetherness. At TV Azteca, we work with the best strategic partners to offer world-class programs, such as Survivor Mexico”.

  11. Banijay Rights Signs Multi-Season Deal for Survivor

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    Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a multi-season deal with RTL Hungary for its iconic Emmy Award-winning reality format, Survivor.

    The new deal in Hungary follows the success of Survivor in Russia where it won the TEFI television award, after being recently rebooted by Mastiff Russia and has already been recommissioned for another series set to air later this year. Elsewhere in CEE, Survivor will return to screens in Romania with series two landing in 2020 on Kanal D.

    Survivor returned to Hungarian audiences in 2017 after a 13-year hiatus and has continued to go from strength to strength. The deal was negotiated by Sales Manager, Simon Subreville and Andrew Sime, VP of Formats at Banijay Rights and RTL Klub.

    Produced in more than 40 territories since its launch in 2000, the Survivor franchise has proved a huge hit with audiences worldwide. These new orders add to the multiple long-running series already airing in Australia, France, Israel, Sweden, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Benelux, Netherlands and Denmark. In the USA, which regularly attracts audiences of more than 8 million viewers on CBS, a 40th series will premiere on 12th February with a special two-hour episode. To celebrate this milestone CBS will air a one-hour special, Survivor at 40: Greatest Moments and Players, which will look back on the past 20 years of the ground-breaking series.

    Tim Mutimer, CEO of Banijay Rights, comments,Survivor is a proven ratings winner for broadcasters around the world, particularly for younger demographics. Its unpredictable twists and turns make it must see, talked about tv and enables broadcasters to stand out from other platforms. It’s fantastic to secure this multi-season deal with RTL Hungary who value the Survivor format’s ability to cut through as much as we do. “

    Péter Kolosi, Deputy CEO, Director of Programming at RTL Hungary saidSurvivor has already been an outstanding success in Hungary and is one of the most popular shows with our viewers. It also recently won the Television Journalists Award for Best Reality. The 2020 series promises even more excitement and twists, as, for the first time ever, civilian contestants will go up against celebrities for victory. New host Joe will ensure Survivor remains as tough and as challenging as it has always been.”

    Banijay Rights will be at NATPE Miami, booth 304, with Survivor Consultant Executive Producer – Julia Dick.

  12. Banijay Productions Germany Continues to Bolster Burgeoning Entertainment Slate

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    Banijay Productions Germany, a Banijay Group company, has confirmed it is producing a new gameshow for Prosieben – Die Live-Show bei dir zuhause (The Live Show at Your Home), scheduled to transmit later this year. The commission follows a successful run of new entertainment commissions and launches across Germany.

     

    Die Live-Show bei dir zuhause will see two neighbouring families compete live in the middle of the street for the chance to win huge prizes. Popular hosts, Matthias Opdenhövel and Steven Gätjen are coming together to captain each team as they battle it out in a host of fun-fuelled challenges.

     

    The latest commission comes after the recent launch of Farid’s Magic 13 (Farid’s Magische 13) and coincides with the transmission of two highly anticipated hit shows – SURVIVOR and Wild Things (Wild im Wald).

     

    Survivor, the adventure reality format from Banijay Group, produced for VOX, is premiering on the 16th September at 20.15 and is followed by a special episode, The Phenomenon of Survivor. RTL2 has also announced the local adaption of Wild Things, which will be transmitted on the 16th September at 21.15.

     

    Arno Schneppenheim, MD, Banijay Productions Germany: “We are proud to be able to extend Banijay Productions Germany’s catalogue of shows to continue entertaining families in Germany, as well as continuing our partnership with three flagship broadcasters. It has been an incredibly positive start for the business, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

     

    Both Survivor and Wild Things are produced by Banijay Productions Germany and are based on globally renowned Banijay Group formats. Both shows are distributed by Banijay Rights.

     

    Banijay Productions Germany was launched back in 2018 and sits alongside Brainpool and Good Times under the Banijay Germany umbrella.