Nordic region’s streaming company Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) announced “Fort Boyard” as its first own production in Poland. The tremendously popular family entertainment show returns to Poland after ten years and is NENT Group’s first content reveal since the company announced the launch of its Viaplay streaming service in the country.
NENT Group is launching its Viaplay streaming service in Poland later this year and plans to produce both scripted and non-scripted local content that appeal to the polish audience. “Fort Boyard” is the first local production to be announced, and with its broad appeal and targeting of the whole family, it is expected to be the success establishing Viaplay firmly on the polish market.
“Our ambition is to launch locally produced shows, both drama and unscripted, as one of the cornerstones in our Viaplay offering in Poland. A legendary format like ‘Fort Boyard,’ that we have revived successfully in other markets, is the perfect first step to capture the local audiences. We are very excited about bringing this power format back to Poland and can’t wait to reveal the rest of the upcoming local slate/offering,” said Filippa Wallestam, Chief Content Officer at NENT Group.
“Fort Boyard” is a French adventure gameshow format developed in 1990. In each episode, two teams of celebrities compete against each other – and the fort – to secure the most money. The contestants compete in tough physical adventure escape room-based challenges both inside and outside the fort alongside riddles and mind related games to be won. Another important element in the show is humor, and a few fun crazy challenges.
When launching “Fort Boyard” in Poland the series is produced by Shine Endemol Poland, a part of Banijay, and will premiere during the autumn on NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay. Participants and hosts are yet to be announced.
Our ambition is to launch locally produced shows, both drama and unscripted, as one of the cornerstones in our Viaplay offering in Poland” Filippa Wallestam Chief Content Officer at NENT Group