Cuarzo Producciones

Discovery+ unveils ‘nature-inspired’ reality format & documentary thriller

Discovery+ has unveiled a reality dating series inspired by nature and a two-part documentary thriller for its global streaming service. The Man Without A Heart (2 x 60 minutes) is being produced by Banijay’s Cuarzo Producciones and directed by Jorge Varcárcel. It tracks the life and death of Miguel Ángel Martínez, who in 2005 appeared dead floating in […]

Banijay’s Cuarzo appoints boss

Banijay-owned Spanish prodco Cuarzo Producciones has upped Xelo Montesinos to general manager. She replaces company founder Ana Rosa Quintana who stays on as chair of Banijay Spain. Montesinos has been with Cuarzo since its inception, and content director since 2008. Cuarzo has also made a new hire, with Victor García Martín taking a new research […]

RTL checks into Banijay’s Sex Academy

RTL5 in the Netherlands has ordered a local version of the Sex Academy format. The show was created by TV2 in Denmark and is distributed internationally by Banijay International. In the series ordinary couples check into the titular Academy and are schooled on topics including the importance of foreplay, different sexual positions and role-playing. They […]

Banijay buys Spanish production company

Production and distribution group Banijay has acquired Day Light On Producciones (DLO), the Spanish drama prodco run by José Manuel Lorenzo (pictured). France-based Banijay already has a Spanish producer in its stable in the shape of Cuarzo Producciones, but the DLO deal moves it into the Spanish scripted market at a time when the country’s […]

Spain’s Telecinco takes the plunge with diving format

Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Telecinco has ordered a local version of Banijay International’s diving format Stars In Danger: High Diving. Banijay’s Cuarzo Producciones will produce the Spanish version, which will  air on Telecinco in 2013. Banijay International will also handle finished tape sales for the Spanish adaptation. This is the seventh license deal for Stars in […]