Banijay’s “71 Degrees North” heads to six more territories

The UK version of the reality competition format (pictured), produced by Fever Films, is headed back to Norway, as well as to Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Finland and Canada.
September 15, 2011

Banijay International has sold the first two seasons of the UK version of its reality competition format 71 Degrees North to six more territories.

Primary broadcaster TV Norge in Norway has picked it up, and the finished show will also go to Channel Ten Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Sic in Portugal, TV5 in Finland and Evasion in Quebec, Canada.

The series, developed by Banijay company Nordisk Film TV Norway, follows two teams as they embark on an expedition from the south of Norway, northwards to Nordcap. The 8 x 60-minute UK version is produced by Fever Films.

71 Degrees North has become a real gem in our expanding portfolio of finished shows,” said Karoline Spodsberg, MD of Banijay International. “Both UK versions show the tough competition in the compelling raw and demonstrate the strength of this dynamic piece of reality television.”

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