Tag Archive: SVT

  1. Jarowskij Puts Celebrities Through Climate Bootcamp

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    Banijay today announces Jarowskij, part of Banijay Nordic, will produce Climate Bootcamp for broadcast on SVT and UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company).


    The 6 x 28’ series sees a group of celebrities address the area of their lives having the most detrimental impact on the planet. Whether it be travel, consumption or simply just their attitude, this group will attend a camp to retrain themselves and learn why they must act now. Equipped with the knowledge and necessary skills, the celebrities will then have to maintain it in their everyday lives. Can they reduce their climate score, or will they revert to their old ways?


    Iréne Lindblad, CEO at Jarowskij says: “Protecting our planet for future generations is incredibly important to us and in the midst of the Cop26 conversation, the world’s attention is on the climate emergency. The amazing talent associated with Climate Bootcamp highlight the small changes the individual can make and is just one example of the importance Banijay and its labels are placing on positive change.”


    Margretha Eriksson, Program Director, UR Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company comments:“Climate Bootcamp is part of our commitment to educating and inspiring Swedish audiences of all ages to be more sustainable – from young children wanting to learn about nature and how to take care of our planet, to grown-ups struggling with anxiety around climate change. Our belief and ambition is that this show will give the audience the knowledge, support and hope they need to start to change their everyday life for the better.”


    James Townley, Global Head of Content Development at Banijay adds: “Sustainability and the impact of climate change is central to our industry right now as it should be. Banijay, like its peers, is proactive in reducing its carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment, both corporately and on-set. New shows like Climate Bootcamp align with our wider core values and demonstrate our commitment to delivering content that entertains and educates.”


    Jarowskij’s Climate Bootcamp is the latest eco-format emerging from the Banijay catalogue. The 2020 premiere of Mastiff Denmark’s documentary, Wild Wonderful Denmark, showcased the regions flora and fauna, from its forests to urban nature. And, the recent launch of RDF Television’s, Shop Well for the Planet? for BBC One, sees legacy brands Shop Well for Less? and Eat Well for Less? combine to help people live an affordable, greener lifestyle.


    Banijay commits to promoting a responsible working environment, encouraging healthy living and sustainable behaviours, driving down the use of single-use plastics and food waste across all productions. Super brands like Big Brother, MasterChef, Family Food Fight and Ready Steady Cook are instrumental to continuing to push sustainability; for instance, over 75% of MasterChef productions now donate leftover food to charity.

  2. Banijay’s All Against 1 Heads to Sweden

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    Mastiff Sweden, a Banijay company, today announces it will produce a local version of All Against 1 for SVT, under the title 1 mot Sverige.


    The interactive entertainment show is set to air this fall on SVT, marking the seventh adaptation for the format.  All Against 1 pits a contestant against the nation, with viewers simultaneously trying to predict the outcome of unique and outlandish experiments via a fully integrated app, created and managed by Banijay Nordic Mobile. The contestant plays alone, while the nation’s collective answer is determined by the average of the viewer’s responses. But, there’s only one way to win the jackpot: be the closest to answering the final question. How will the individual get on? Will their brain rival that of the nation’s? Or, will a lucky viewer win the prize?


    Co-created by Nordisk Film TV Denmark and Nordisk Film TV Norway, All Against 1 was first commissioned in Denmark for DR 1, where the series is the most played second screen game in the broadcaster’s history and continues to attract large audiences within Europe.


    Norway’s fourth season, produced by Nordisk Film TV Norway, performed incredibly well and broke records. In 2020, the third season’s special episode, featuring the country’s Prime Minister, more than doubled the channel’s average with an audience of 862,000 viewers.


    Matilda Snöwall, CEO of Mastiff Sweden comments: “This is a very addictive game show which allows everyone to play-along and really see if they have what it takes to win. All Against 1 has already enjoyed so much success across Europe and we are excited to work with SVT to bring it to Sweden.”


    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:All Against 1 is the perfect example of engaging and inclusive family viewing. The audience is truly at the forefront of the format and the use of apps has drawn a younger demographic, while boosting interactivity. We are looking forward to seeing where the format will head next.”

  3. 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.

  4. Mastiff Sweden Crafts Made in Sweden

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    Mastiff Sweden, a Banijay Group company, today announces a brand-new design competition for SVT – Made in Sweden. The 6-part series, set to premiere in autumn 2019, will follow amateur craftsmen as they compete to be named the best craftsman in Sweden.


    This competitive reality series challenges the amateurs to use a range of materials, including ceramics, paper, leather, forging and wood, to express themselves. The amateurs are then judged by a team headed up by designer, Samir Alj Fält. Made in Sweden will showcase traditional crafts within a modern context, as well as presenting the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts from all over Sweden to demonstrate their creativity.


    Pernilla Månsson Colt, Show Presenter comments: “It’s great fun to follow the contestants and their creative ideas. I myself am an amateur but I learn things all the time in this program! It’s great to make a craft program that actually takes the design into the 2020s… finally uniting the nation’s interest in traditional craft with an exciting competition program.”


    Johan Liljeroth, Executive Producer, SVT comments: Made in Sweden finally unites the great interest in traditional craft art with an exciting competition program.”


    Matilda Snöwall, CEO, Mastiff Sweden: “It’s great to see Made in Sweden find a home on SVT. Combing traditional arts and crafts with the drama which comes with the competitive reality genre, we hope to build an entertainment brand that resonates with audiences across the nation.”


    Made in Sweden was created by Mastiff Denmark and Mastiff Sweden and ran on Denmark’s DR1 in 2015 and 2016. The title is distributed by Banijay Rights.