26 AUG 2021

Banijay Rights sells “Beauty and the Geek Australia” to TVNZ in New Zealand

Banijay Rights announced that the seventh season of “Beauty and the Geek Australia” has been acquired by TVNZ in New Zealand. The series will premiere on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ OnDemand later this year.

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Banijay Rights announced that the seventh season of “Beauty and the Geek Australia” has been acquired by TVNZ in New Zealand. Produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Channel 9, the show sees 10 modern beauties and 10 unconventional geeks work together through a series of real-life challenges in the search to find a romantic spark or a lifelong friendship. Surprising connections are made as two very different worlds collide and strong partnerships bloom in the most unlikely and sometimes hilarious circumstances.

Hosted by actress, singer and model Sophie Monk, and rebooted by Channel 9 for 2021, the winning couples from each night’s challenge score one-on-one date time which could help them seed a connection and solidify a relationship. The couples who are not so successful, however, may end up in the bottom two, forced to duel it out in a challenge which will result in the losing couple going home. At the end of the series, one couple will be declared the winner and take home a $100.000 prize.

The series will premiere on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ OnDemand later this year. Banijay Rights is the exclusive distributor of “Beauty and the Geek Australia” across all platforms and has the rights to produce and license local versions of the show around the world.

“As with all our key primetime Australian series, New Zealand is one of our most important markets where consumers really resonate - so it’s great to partner up with TVNZ to see this series bring warmth and laughter to our New Zealand friends as well. With the expertise of Endemol Shine Australia at the helm, I couldn’t be more excited to see this reboot take shape on our screens locally and internationally,”  commented Lyle Bettson-Barker, SVP Australia & New Zealand at Banijay Rights.