Banijay Rights has confirmed the return of "Big Brother" to M-NET in Nigeria following a two-season renewal by the network. The deal marks M-NET’s first ever two-season acquisition of "Big Brother," with the ninth season set to broadcast in 2024. “After the recent finale of Big Brother Titans, which notably featured contestants from both South Africa and Nigeria, this follows on as a fantastic double pick-up from M-NET," Robin Pollok, VP Sales, Africa, Middle East, Greece & Israel, Banijay Rights, who brokered the agreement with M-NET, said.
Produced by Red Pepper Pictures, the eighth season of "Big Brother Nigeria" is set to launch later this month on MultiChoice-owned M-NET. So far, the Banijay format "Big Brother" has inspired 66 adaptations, broadcast across 72 countries, with over 520 seasons and 35,000 episodes. Last year, the company secured 33 productions for the format worldwide, airing across 26 markets. "'Big Brother' is a show that’s consistently generated incredible ratings and entertainment value and we’re delighted to be working once again with our Nigerian broadcast and production partners," Pollok said.
"Big Brother Nigeria" hand-picks a group of strangers from all walks of life, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Competing for a grand cash prize, each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges, voting each other out until the fate of the final two are decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.
“'Big Brother' has earned the right to be called the most watched, and followed, show across Africa. For us at MultiChoice, it aligns with our commitment to delight and entertain our viewers across the continent," Nomsa Philiso, CEO, General Entertainment, M-Net Channels, said. "This two-year partnership with Banijay ensures continuity and an uninterrupted delivery of Big Brother, which fans and our viewers are always eager to tune in to watch.”
After the recent finale of Big Brother Titans, which notably featured contestants from both South Africa and Nigeria, this follows on as a fantastic double pick-up from M-NET.” Robin Pollok VP Sales, Africa, Middle East, Greece & Israel, Banijay Rights