Banijay Productions France and W9 Say “I Do” to Save the DateComments Off on Banijay Productions France and W9 Say “I Do” to Save the Date
Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay today announces Banijay Productions France will produce Save The Date for W9, part of M6 Group. Originally created by Endemol Shine Israel, and first produced by Endemol Shine Finland, this is the fourth iteration of the dating social experiment internationally.
Singles who want to get married entrust their love destiny to the voice of their heart, setting their wedding date even before they’ve found their chosen one. Presented with a limited amount of time, they will do anything in their power to prepare for their wedding, and, above all, find their true love and say “I Do”.
Banijay format Save the Date has already been successfully adapted in Finland and Portugal, where the first series was the number one programme in its slot, and the German version, produced by EndemolShine Germany, will seen launch on VOX.
Florence Fayard, CEO of Banijay Productions comments: “Brimming with sincerity, hope, magic and humour, Save the Date perfectly fits our storytelling DNA. We’ve seen our locally-created hits like Good Luck Guys or The Fifty travel the world, and it’s exciting to now bring a popular global format to French audiences. This show promises an extraordinary human, life-changing and emotionally-charged experience, as singles passionately pursue finding their dream partner to marry. We set dates for goals, so why not take charge of our love destiny the same way.”
Lucas Green, Chief Content Officer, Operations says: “We’re witnessing the latest travelling success, with Save the Date embarking on its fourth international adventure, proving the appetite for love and dating formats continues. Weddings are high-stake events and this part social-experiment, part reality show invites viewers onto the singles’ journeys with all the suspense, romance, and drama you’d expect. Not to mention it has proven success with a couple from the Finnish season recently celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary.”
This format adds to Banijay Productions France’s premium non-scripted slate of global adaptations and locally-created hits which have all sold internationally. This includes reality series Party Workers, which has enjoyed over 20 seasons for W9 and has recently sold to Germany; Good Luck Guys, which has had seven versions produced to date; and The Fifty, which has been adapted for the German and US Hispanic market.