Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay, announced the first international adaptation of hit UK format “Starstruck” with a landmark deal confirmed in South America. Following its successful launch to a consolidated 4.7 million viewers on ITV in the UK this year and a confirmed re-commission for a second series, Canal 13 in Chile will produce and broadcast a local version of the primetime extravaganza.
The Chilean version will broadcast three days a week this month. Created by Remarkable Entertainment (a Banijay UK company), “Starstruck” sees ordinary members of the public team up for the ultimate “superstar experience,” shedding their normal personas to become global icons, all courtesy of an elite team of glam and stylists overseeing an extraordinary on-screen transformation.
“‘Starstruck’ is one of the most ambitious and exciting formats to grace Banijay Rights’ 130.000+ hour catalogue, and evidently demand from broadcasters worldwide is not disappointing. With contestants transforming into megastars including Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie and more, we are in no doubt this show will resonate strongly with viewers in Chile,” said Michelle Wasserman, SVP Latam, USH & Brazil at Banijay Rights.