Banijay acquires Chilean reality format “Opposite Worlds”

The Canal 13 competition format Opposite Worlds is among the titles international distributor Banijay is bringing to Cannes next month, with other series include arts competition show The Art of Survival and a revamped Temptation Island.
September 26, 2012

Distributor Banijay International is taking the Chilean reality format Opposite Worlds to MIPCOM next month.

The series, which airs on Chile’s Canal 13 network, challenges celebrity contestants and members of the public to live in the luxury of the future or the hardship of the past in a set divided by a glass wall. A mix of team nominations and public voting ultimately determines which two contestants will claim The Man and Woman “of all times” mantle and a cash prize.

The┬ádistribution arm of Banijay Group has pre-sold the format to Colombia’s RCN and Mexico’s TV Azteca.

Other titles coming to MIPCOM courtesy of Banijay include Year Zero, another Canal 13 reality format in which two teams must fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world; Lighthearted Entertainment and Nippon TV’s game show Spinsanity; and Sky UK and Illuminations Media’s arts competition series The Art of Survival; the Banijay-produced quiz show Trust; New Zealand-based Screentime’s music reality competition show Popstars; the relaunch of the romance competition format Temptation Island; and reality show Ghetto Riders, in which a sports star transforms a group of young, urban immigrant men into an elite cycling team.

Lifestyle series Home of the Year; docu-reality format Let’s Get Out of Town; hidden-camera show Celebrity Undercover; the all-star Roman sporting challenge The History Games: The Roman Edition; male stripper format Strip Search; travel/cookery show Chef Around the World; and manhood competition format Coming of Age round out the company’s 2012 MIPCOM slate.

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