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  1. Banijay Italia Produces First-Ever Wild Things – kids edition

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    Banijay today announces Banijay Italia will produce Wild Things – kids edition exclusively for Boing (Channel 40 of the DTT), a joint venture between RTI Mediaset and Warner Bros Discovery. This adaptation will see children, aged eight to twelve, take the lead in the family entertainment game show. Further access and amazing extra content will also be available on the Boing App this autumn.

    Teamwork is essential on Wild Things as pairs of contestants, a child and an adult family member, head into the forest to complete obstacle courses and imaginative challenges. But this won’t be easy, as the adult will be dressed in a comical woodland creature costume and unable to see anything. To triumph and take home the prize, the children must have communication skills, patience and put trust in their partner, all whilst trying to be the fastest. Will the adult partner be left stumbling around, going in the wrong direction, or will the pair be in-sync and the first to complete the task? The series will be hosted by famous Italian comedians, Andrea Pisani and Luca Peracino, known as The PanPers.

    The original series, Wild Things was created by IWC Media (part of Banijay UK), Mad Monk, and GroupM Entertainment Ltd. This format has been adapted in eight territories including Sweden, Argentina, and China, and has won multiple awards such as a Rose d’Or for TV Game Show and a Broadcast Digital Award for Best Entertainment Programme.


    Fabrizio Ievolella, CEO of Banijay Italia says: “Wild Thing – kids edition is a funny physical game show with exciting competitive tasks and hilarious interactions between the pairs. Our adaptation will see, for the first time, children taking the lead and guiding their adult family member. These variations make the format perfect for children’s channel, Boing.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds:Wild Things showcases light-hearted competition with great costumes, and it’s fantastic to see its natural evolution for the younger audience. With Banijay Italia’s track record of producing great content, I know this new adaptation will be something the whole family will love.”

    Ana González, VP Kids Channels Southern Europe, Warner Bros. Discovery says: “We are thrilled to launch this funny and wacky original production on Boing featuring much-loved and popular duo, The PanPers.Wild Things – kids edition reaffirms our commitment to European production and to best in class kids and family content. It’s a perfect fit for Boing and we expect our fans to follow with passion and enthusiasm.”

    Banijay Italia has extensive experience working with a range of broadcasters and is home to a rich slate of titles including Celebrity Survivor (L’Isola dei Famosi), Peking Express, and Bake Off Italy. In addition, the company is behind original IP like Celebrity Chef, Dinner Club and The Ferragnez, the last two shows, as recently announced, will return for a second series on Amazon Prime Video.

  2. 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.