Nordisk Film TV Norway

Exclusive: Viaplay makes double order on ‘MasterChef: Young Talent’ as culinary format expands

Viaplay Group has commissioned two separate local versions of MasterChef: Young Talent, a new iteration of Banijay’s popular culinary competition format, for Denmark and Norway. The new shows will both be produced by Banijay-owned prodcos, with Metronome making the Danish version, known locally as MasterChef, De Unge Talenter and Nordisk Banijay (formerly Nordisk Film TV […]

Discovery+ & TVNorge order first int’l version of Banijay’s ‘Drag Me Out’ format

Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streamer Discovery+ and its Nordic broadcaster TVNorge will air the first international adaptation of Banijay’s Drag Me Out celebrity drag format. Nordisk Film TV Norway are in production on the Norwegian version, which will see two celebrities go head-to-head in an epic drag contest, while a panel of judges will crown the […]

SVT orders Swedish adaptation of Banijay’s ‘All Against 1’ format

Swedish pubcaster SVT has commissioned a local version of Banijay’s entertainment format All Against 1. Banijay-owned Mastiff Sweden will produce the series, which will be known locally as 1 Mot Sverige and debut on the broadcaster this fall. This marks the seventh adaptation of the format, which pits a contestant against the nation, with viewers […]

Banijay to counter claim in formats dispute

Banijay has issued a strongly-worded rebuttal to Abot Hameiri’s copyright infringement claim, and said it plans to counterclaim against the FremantleMedia-backed Israeli prodco. Banijay said it was “surprised and offended” by Abot Hameiri’s allegations, and, based upon the £40,000 (US$50,000) being sought, questioned whether the case is a “nothing more than a nuisance claim”. Production […]

New deals for controversial Banijay format

All Against 1, the Banijay format at the centre of an IP dispute with FremantleMedia, has been racked up new deals in Denmark, Finland and Norway, with a free TV deal in the works in Germany. FremantleMedia-backed alleges the show is a copy of its Dori Media-distributed format Best of All. A formats dispute erupted […]