Screentime New Zealand to produce Banijay’s "Blow Up" for Three

The news follows confirmation that the balloon competition will be held in Germany and Australia.  This is the fourth commission for the format, and the second this autumn.

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Banijay has teamed up with Screentime New Zealand, to produce "Blow Up" for Three, part of Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ. The deal serves as the fourth commission for the format, and the second this autumn, following the news that the balloon competition is set for Germany, and Australia.  

"'Blow Up' is an uplifting, fun and awe-inspiring format. We are excited to bring the only show which showcases the amazing work of balloon artists to New Zealand television, and build on our expertise in the competition genre, already producing MasterChef New Zealand for Three earlier this year," Philly de Lacey, CEO of Screentime New Zealand said.

With four commissions including Australia and Germany, Blow Up was created by EndemolShine Nederland, and will return to RTL4 for a second season after becoming the number one show in the slot on all commercial and key demos. “Blow Up offers something unique, providing joyful, competitive content, that is sought-after by audiences and broadcasters around the world. With Australia, Germany and now New Zealand all set to create their own versions of the Dutch format, this innovative show has so much international potential," Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay said.

In "Blow Up,"  the nation’s most prominent balloon artists compete and showcase their skill and creativity. Within a limited timeframe, the contestants must complete unique challenges and wow the expert judges with their mesmerising creations. These one- of-a-kind creations bring audiences into the magical world of balloon art and highlight the potential each balloon poses. In this competition format, who has what it takes to be crowned the best balloon artist and who will have their dream popped?

Screentime New Zealand's catalog inlcudes drama, documentary, and factual entertainment series. Some of its most popular titles include "MasterChef New Zealand," "Eat Well For Less," and "Police Ten 7," and "The Gulf."

'Blow Up' is an uplifting, fun and awe-inspiring format. We are excited to bring the only show which showcases the amazing work of balloon artists to New Zealand television, and build on our expertise in the competition genre, already producing MasterChef New Zealand for Three earlier this year.” Philly de Lacey CEO of Screentime New Zealand

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