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  1. Banijay’s Trash or Treasure Heads to Spain

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    Banijay today announces Cuarzo Producciones, a Banijay Iberia label, alongside Delrío Visual, will produce primetime entertainment game show, Trash or Treasure (Basura o Tesoro), for Aragón TV. Based on the original format from Banijay’s Mastiff TV in Sweden, Basura o Tesoro is the show’s sixth international adaptation.

    Well-known Spanish comedian, presenter, actor, and writer, Iñaki Urrutia, will host the show, where a pair of contestants will face 12 different objects. Set to walk away with the value of their chosen object, one by one, they must select which to discard. Designer furniture, antique toys, jewellery, stamps, dresses… Small details can make the difference between big money and worthless junk. Will the contestants be able to work out which is the hidden treasure, worth 5,000 euros? Joining the show each night will be antique dealer, David Maturén, who will share the interesting backstory of each item that is showcased and some tips on what to look out for.

    Juan Ramón Gonzalo, CEO of Cuarzo Producciones says: “Game shows are extremely popular in Spain, and Trash or Treasure offers a new and unique twist on the genre. With Iñaki Urrutia at the helm, we are set for an entertaining series which is sure to get audience members playing along at home and might even turn them into evaluation experts.”

     Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “This game show has performed well in numerous European markets. It is light-hearted and fun, and showcases the expertise required in the field of collectibles. Trash or Treasure is a very adaptable and scalable format, so can meet individual broadcasters’ needs and is proving a very attractive proposition for the international market.”

    Originally created by Mastiff TV in Sweden, successful versions have already aired in territories such as Germany, The Netherlands, and Italy.  Sweden’s recent sixth season was also number one in its slot for TV4.