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Banijay’s Solar TV to show its “Faces” in Finland

Solar Television's game show Faces will land in Finland on Nelonen in the first quarter of 2012, marking the broadcaster as the first to commission the celebrity quiz show.
September 6, 2011

Solar Television’s game show Faces will land in Finland on Nelonen in the first quarter of 2012, marking the broadcaster as the first to commission the celebrity quiz show.

Celebrities are the focus of Faces, with contestants trying to claim cash prizes by winning at challenges such as choosing the right baby picture of an actor and putting a star’s ex-girlfriends in chronological order.

Solar Television, a Banijay Group company, will produce a run of 14 x 60-minute episodes of the game show.

“We are very pleased with Nelonen’s decision to be the first broadcaster to commission Faces,” said Petteri Ahoma, CEO Solar Television. “We can’t wait to see the results for this truly addictive new format here in Finland and expect them to translate positively to international buyers.”

Kristiina Werner-Autio, senior vice president for TV at Nelonen Media, added, “The decision whether to commission a full series of Faces was an easy one to make.  With its quick, easy-to-follow game play, modern feel and connections to pop culture, Faces ticks all the boxes for successful entertainment for the whole family.”

Faces will be available to international buyers at MIPCOM.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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