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Middle East broadcaster acquires Banijay format

If peppers celebrity guests with rapid-fire questions and situations designed to comically test their morality.
February 9, 2011

Banijay International has sold 20 60-minute episodes of the Nordisk Film TV-developed format If to pan-regional Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC.

The format sees celebrity guests peppered with rapid-fire questions and situations designed to test their morality. It’s been adapted by several other international markets including France, where it ran on TF1.

The sale was brokered by the distributor’s Middle East head of sales Jonathan Tuovinen, and follows the recent licensing of game show The People’s Quiz to the same network. The French live music program Taratata, also distributed by Banijay International,┬áis entering its fifth season on Abu Dhabi TV.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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