BBC Studios and Turner Latin America are teaming up for the second Spanish-language adaptation of The Great Bake Off, Bake Off Chile, El Gran Pastelero, which is the 30th treatment of the hit competition format.
Bake Off Chile, El Gran Pastelero is slated for broadcast on Chilevisión, a free-to-air channel in Chile that is owned by Turner. The 12×75-minute local version will feature 18 aspiring bakers of all ages. It will be hosted by model/presenter Carolina de Moras, with French chef Yann Ivin and pastry chefs Milena Vallejos and Gustavo Sáez serving as judges.
The first Latin American treatment of Bake Off launched in Brazil in 2014, with a Spanish-language Argentine adaptation having debuted earlier this year. The Love Productions format originally premiered in the U.K. back in 2010.
“Following the ratings success of Bake Off Argentina, El Gran Pastelero, which concluded its season with a 70.3 percent audience share, we are partnering again with Turner Latin America to develop the second Spanish-language edition of this popular reality show, now in Chile,” stated David Hanono, the senior VP of sales and digital at BBC Studios Latin America/US Hispanic. “This deal reinforces our strategy to bring the best British content and formats to every corner of Latin America, and we are confident that our partnership with Turner will allow us to bring more local versions of this successful format to South America.”
Javier Goldschmied, the director of programming at Chilevisión, noted: “We are very pleased with this agreement, and we are confident that we’ll be able to give this version of Bake Off the local flavor it needs to conquer audiences in Chile. We are sure it will attract new fans among our audience, since for Chileans, a passion for cuisine is in our cultural DNA.
“Chilevisión continues its sustained strategy to make our prime-time viewing hours, starting at 9:30 p.m., a space for family gatherings and entertainment. Bake Off Chile, El Gran Pastelero is our latest step in this direction, and it’s sure to be a household hit.”