28.01.14Stars in Danger: The High Dive is continuing to roll out across Latin America with a commission from Peru's America TV.
The 13 x 90-minute Peruvian version – currently in pre-production with Lima-based GV Producciones – has been commissioned by America TV for broadcast in a primetime weekend slot later this year. The deal was concluded by Sony Pictures Television Latin America, which represents the Banijay International format in the region.
This adds to recent acquisitions of Stars in Danger: The High Dive by Chilevisión in Latin America, alongside TV3 Denmark, TV3 Sweden, TV2 Norway, Jiangsu Television China, Show TV Turkey, Fox US, Telecinco Spain, Mediaset Italy and V Canada.
The news comes as the Spanish version of the series, produced by Banijay Group's Cuarzo Producciones for Telecinco, is renewed for a second series to air later this year.
Stars in Danger: The High Dive was developed by Banijay Group company Brainpool and has been a ratings winner for German commercial broadcaster ProSieben over nine seasons since 2004.
The US version of Opposite Worlds debuted on Tuesday night and was an instant success. It was Syfy's most-watched series debutamong women 18-34 since 2008. The competitive reality series, in which one team of contestants lives in the luxurious future and the other in the primative past, was particularly strong in the target demo of adults 18-49.
What's more, Opposite Worlds is the most interactive show on TV, with Twitter integrated into the show mechanics as viewers use the social media platform to vote for and against contestants using the unique popularity index function.
Created by Canal 13 Chile and distributed globally by Banijay International, Opposite Worlds is a proven hit format already sold to seven countries. Banijay International also handles sales for the 12x60' US version which will be presented alongside the format at NATPE Miami next week.
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16.01.14Banijay International has sold hit reality property Opposite Worlds to Canada ahead of NATPE, as Bell Media's Space picks up the format and acquires simulcast rights to the new US-produced series.Canada’s premiere multimedia company Bell Media has signed local development rights to the competitive reality series, which is based on the hit Chilean format originally broadcast on Canal 13, and sees players living in two distinctly different worlds, the Past and the Future.
In addition, it has also secured simulcast rights to the US version of Opposite Worlds which launches later this month on Syfy. The 12-episode series will air on Bell Media’s channel Space at the same time as the US broadcast, with a prerecorded episode at 10pm Tuesday and a live eviction at 10pm Wednesday.
Banijay International will showcase the Opposite Worlds format alongside the finished US series at NATPE 2014.
12.12.13Let the countdown begin… The US adaptation of our smash hit reality format Opposite Worlds, created by Canal 13 Chile, is set to launch on Syfy on January 21.Banijay International handles finished programme rights to the 12x60' series.Opposite Worlds will be Syfy's first ever live entertainment series, with two episodes per week, one challenge episode and a second elimination episode. Real-time audience interactivity will be a strong component of the series.Like the Chilean original, Syfy's version will feature contestants split into two teams, one living in the arduous world of the past and the other in the luxurious world of the present. The two teams live on opposite sides of a specially designed house where their worlds are separated by a glass wall, so they can see one another's every move. Each week, intense team competition decides in which world each team will dwell, while two members of the losing team go head-to-head in an elimination battle. Finally only one man and woman will conquer both the past and the future and take home the cash prize.Apart from the US, Opposite Worlds has been licensed into Turkey, Croatia, Colombia and Mexico and optioned across the Middle East. Banijay International will present both the US finished tape and the format to clients at NATPE next month.
Banijay International is bringing a brand new entertainment format to MIPCOM in October. Mentor will have its world premiere in the biggest primetime slot on DR1, formerly home to Danish X-Factor, on Friday 30th August. A live prime time 8 episode entertainment series, Mentor is the first talent show ever to acknowledge the responsibility of the coach in deciding the contestants’ fates. In Mentor it’s the professionals’ turn to put themselves on the line and risk being voted off.
Mentor was developed by well-known Danish musician and television personality Thomas Blachman in co-operation with leading Nordic production company Nordisk Film TV, part of the Banijay Group. Blachman has drawn both on his own experience as a mentor and judge on previous award-winning television entertainment shows such as X-Factor and Idol.
Karoline Spodsberg, Managing Director of Banijay International said, “Mentor really is the next generation talent show. It turns our expectations for talent formats on their head, as for the first time the viewers send the Mentors - not the amateurs – home.
“It’s remarkable for a broadcaster to take a risk like this, putting a brand new entertainment format into the biggest slot of the week, and DR and Nordisk deserve so much credit for taking this completely new idea and turning it into one of the most exciting new entertainment formats of the last few years. At the same time it’s rare for a distributor to have the opportunity to present a brand new, game-changing idea like this one so we’re honoured and excited to be bringing Mentor to MIPCOM.” Spodsberg said.
When Denmark's biggest broadcaster DR1 presented a new format in their hot X-Factor slot it was the inspirational and emotionally charged entertainment format Mentor - the brand new talent show that turns everything upside down. For the first time it’s the Mentors and not the amateurs that risk being voted off by the viewers.
In the first live program the amateurs sing without any coaching. After this performance it will be up to the viewers to pair each hopeful amateur singer with a well-known mentor.
Everything is at stake - as mentors have only one week to shape their protégé before their live performance is judged by viewers. It's make or break – but this time for the professionals. When a mentor is sent home – an exciting ceremony follows as the protégé selects a new mentor from those that remain.
But the twists do not stop here. The amateurs must also continue to raise their game as the last two remaining mentors will make the ultimate choice on which singer to take into the final and only one professional can be announced Mentor of the Year.
For the first time ever Mentor asks talent show judges to demonstrate absolute commitment and to take real responsibility for the vital role they play in nurturing new talent.
Banijay International reports strong sales from its portfolio of finished programmes, as more than 200 hours of content are picked up by a variety of international broadcasters.
New deals include the acquisition of four seasons of Screentime’s observational documentary series RBT by Britain’s UKTV. Following police and their endless fight to stop drink driving, 51 half-hour episodes of RBT, originally produced for Nine Network Australia, are set to air on UKTV’s Watch channel.
Iconic primetime reality-talent series Popstars is heading to Belgium, as AB3 acquires the 14x60’ revival of the series produced this year by Banijay Productions France for D8. Also in Belgium, Dad Don’t Panic, the brand new 8x60’ series from Banijay Productions France which sees four know-it-all dads put to the test, has been acquired by RTBF.
A range of further titles, such as the challenging reality show 71 Degrees North, long-running fly-on-the wall documentary Police Ten 7 and real estate series Luxury Houses, have been shipped around the world in renewed deals with broadcasters including TV4 Sweden, AB Groupe France, TV4 and TV5 Finland and Foxtel in Australia.
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