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  1. Nordisk Film TV Denmark to Produce Charity Concert, Together for Ukraine

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    Banijay today announces Nordisk Film TV Denmark, a Banijay Nordic label, will produce Together for Ukraine to show our support and raise money for those affected. Taking place in City Hall Square in Copenhagen on Saturday 12th March at 7:30 pm, it will be broadcast live on DR1 and TV 2.

    Utterly saddened by the horrendous situation in Ukraine, all over Denmark initiatives are being launched to support those affected. Nordisk Film TV together with DR and TV 2 now unite the nation for an evening of engagement, enlightenment, thoughtfulness and give audiences the opportunity to assist via various larger charities active in and around Ukraine. At the benefit concert, some of the best Danish musicians will perform and the viewers will have the chance to donate funds to the aid agencies both before, during and after the event.

    The concert is open to everyone and for those who don’t live near Copenhagen it will be shown on big screens across Denmark’s major cities: Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg and Esbjerg. Of course, there is always the option of watching it at home too.

    Ulrik Jørgensen, CEO of Nordisk Film TV Denmark comments: “There are no winners in a situation like this. We must do everything in our power to support the people of Ukraine and show that we are there for them. I am very proud that Nordisk Film TV, in collaboration with Denmark’s two largest broadcasters, DR1 and TV 2, will produce this important event live from Copenhagen. I view it as one of the most important productions we have ever undertaken.”

    Charlotte Slente, Secretary-General of Danish Refugee Council, and representing all organisations involved, says: “The humanitarian need of Ukraine and neighbouring countries has increased massively in the last week. At the forefront is providing basic emergency aid and making sure people have a roof over their heads. It’s amazing to see the Danes determination to help. Now, through words and music, and by raising money for the organisations working around the clock, we can show our support and solidarity.”

    Nikolaj Vitting Hermann, Head of Cross-Platform Content of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation adds: “The Ukrainians are in a horrific situation, and they need immediate aid. Here in Denmark, many are deeply affected by what is happening, and we see how Danes all over the country are launching initiatives to help. In collaboration with TV 2, the aid agencies, and the Danes, I am pleased that we can now contribute to making a difference for those in need.”

    Dorthe Thirstrup, Head of TV 2 says: “In severe situations like this, it is crucial to stand together for freedom and solidarity. Together with DR, we’d like to offer the Danes the opportunity to make a difference; by uniting for peace, or by financially supporting the aid agencies’ urgent work.”

    The concert will be the climax of a week of radio and TV programmes focusing on supporting those affected.

  2. Danish Celebrities to Become Shaolin Heroes in Epic New Adventure Reality Series

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    Banijay, the world’s largest independent home to the best creative talent and IP, today announces a new premium adventure series from Danish label Metronome, focusing on the Shaolin Warrior Monk community in China.

    Shaolin Heroes will test celebrities like never before as they embark on a life-changing journey to master the ancient martial art of the Shaolin Warrior Monks in China. At a much-revered temple, the famous faces will receive the toughest, and most elite training possible. The challenge is not only physical, the celebrities will have to learn the Shaolin philosophy confront their deepest fears, and develop as a person to manifest a happier life.  Who will have the willpower and heart to become a true Shaolin Hero?

    Peter Hansen, Chief Creative Officer at Banijay Nordic,  says: “At Banijay we pride ourselves on being a thriving home for world-class content built for contemporary audiences. I have always loved karate, and together with Henrik Rasmussen, the Head of Programmes at Metronome, we developed the idea of celebrities being trained by real-life Grandmasters into an ambitious new adventure reality format, and this show is set to be a high-end offering for Danish audiences. This is a bold and original concept, and testament to broadcasters in the Nordics who are creatively open and willing to take significant risks, commissioning new and innovative ideas.”

    Tina Chistensen, Managing Director at Metronome, says:  “I’m really proud of the in-house development team here at Metronome, with a strategic focus they have created yet another original local format with the potential to travel. Over a number of years, Metronome has established itself as leading reality producer, and this, along with the confidence, resources and creative backing of Banijay, we have been able to pursue big format ideas with international appeal. With epic cinematic production values, we look forward to producing this authentic adventure reality series for TV 2 Denmark.”

    James Townley, Global Head of Content Development at Banijay, says: This exciting, brand new show taps into the inspirational values and philosophy behind Shaolin Kung Fu, with celebrities walking an ancient path of the world’s finest warrior monks. As we continue to innovate and create new IP, this impressive and original format utilises our expertise with big adventure and reality superbrands to build the next generation of hits.”

    Dorthe Thirstrup, Channel Controller at TV 2, says: “At TV 2 we are looking forward to sharing Shaolin Heroes with the Danes. In addition to offering tremendous production values, we also believe that the programme can inspire us all to cut off unnecessary noise, find peace and our inner strength. The pandemic has challenged our daily lives in many ways, but I also think it has made many people reflect on what is important. Although we may not all be, or should be, Shaolin Monks, I am convinced that the special universe will set the viewers’ thoughts in motion.”

    Danish production company Metronome is behind Banijay’s dating format Alone Together, as well as relationship hit, Fabulous Dads. It also produces a range of long-running non-scripted series including The IslandMasterChefTaskmasterThe Block and Ex on the Beach.

    This format will join Banijay’s catalogue of over 4000 formats, beside flagship brands Survivor, Hunted, MasterChef, LEGO Masters and Big Brother.

  3. Banijay Further Builds LEGO® Masters Success with Two New European Deals

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    Banijay today announces LEGO Masters has been picked up in two new European markets, with the format now to sold to 13 broadcasters and counting.

     

    Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia has ordered a first series run from Banijay Iberia’s Shine Iberia, whilst TV 2 has commissioned the debut Norwegian adaptation from Mastiff Norway.

     

    Shine Iberia has launched its casting call for the hit entertainment format which sees pairs compete against each other to create the most awe-inspiring designs, brick models and wow the judges.  Production is also underway in Norway for TV 2, where its first-ever winner will be crowned by presenter and the 2010 Eurovision final host, Erik Solbakken, who will host the local production.

     

    LEGO Masters is a firm hit globally, with these commissions following a popular first primetime season in Germany which achieved an average 14.2% market share compared to the channel’s average of 10.6%. The show also launched in the home of LEGO, Denmark, where the first five episodes of season one achieved a 40.2% share.

     

    LEGO Masters was originally created by Tuesday’s Child Television and The LEGO Group, with Banijay serving as the exclusive format and finished tape distributor globally.

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay comments: “There continues to be an ongoing trend for entertaining, warm and joyful viewing and this is central to the popularity of LEGO Masters. This format is a tried and tested ratings winner in major markets, delivering a broad co-viewing audience to broadcaster around the world.”

     

    Shine Iberia produces award-winning entertainment across both Spain and Portugal. Recent credits include MasterChef, Prodigies and The Voice Portugal, which recently won Best Entertainment Programme at the Impala de Televisão 2021 Awards.

     

    One of the largest production companies in Norway, Mastiff Norway has enjoyed great success with programmes such as The Best Singers, Paradise Hotel and Crime Scene Norway.

  4. Banijay Assembles Two New European Deals for LEGO® MASTERS

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    Banijay today announces two new adaptations for hit travelling format LEGO Masters, with Denmark and Finland the latest countries onboard.

     

    Danish production company Metronome, a Banijay company, has been commissioned to produce the show for TV2, and Endemol Shine Finland will be bringing the competition reality format to MTV3 audiences.

     

    LEGO Masters has now been produced in eleven markets, with local versions in US, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and France. 2020 was the best year yet for the format with seven productions airing across eight markets.

     

    In the US, FOX has confirmed a second series, once again hosted by Will Arnett. First series of LEGO Masters recently wrapped successfully in Poland and Sweden, whilst in France the debut in December ranked as the best launch for a new series on M6.

     

    In addition, Banijay Rights has landed numerous finished tape deals for the show.  In Italy, A+E Networks has acquired LEGO Masters Australia seasons 1- 3, LEGO Masters UK seasons 1 -2, and first seasons from the US, Sweden, and Netherlands for their channel BLAZE, meanwhile, WarnerMedia has also picked up LEGO Masters Australia season 1 for its free to air channel BOING.

     

    DPG Media in Belgium has picked up LEGO Masters Australia, USA and UK and Sony has licensed LEGO Masters USA Series 1 for Russia, CIS and Baltics.

     

    In the Nordics, TV4 Sweden and TV2 Denmark, and SVOD platform Cmore, have acquired the finished tape series of LEGO Masters Australia Season 1 & 2, UK Season 1 & 2, and USA Season 1.

     

    The format was originally created by Tuesday’s Child Television and The LEGO Group, and Banijay is the exclusive format and finished tape distributor of LEGO Masters globally.

     

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations, Creative Networks at Banijay says; “LEGO Masters continues to gain momentum and it’s brilliant to see this format travel to eleven markets and counting. This warm-hearted competition show attracts a broad family audience by offering viewers much-needed escapism, while celebrating creativity.”

     

    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 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.

     

    Endemol Shine Finland produce numerous adaptions of global hits for the Finnish market including MasterChef, Big Brother, All Together Now and The Biggest Loser.

     

    Danish production company Metronome is behind Banijay’s latest dating format Alone Together as well as relationship hit Fabulous Dads. It also produces a range of long-running non-scripted series including The Island, MasterChef, Taskmaster, The Block and Ex on the Beach.