Banijay’s Blow Up Heads to New Zealand


Screentime New Zealand, part of Banijay, is to produce a local version of Blow Up for Three, part of Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ.

New Zealand marks the fourth territory to commission the format and the second this fall, following the news that the balloon competition is set for Germany and Australia. It was created by EndemolShine Nederland and will return to RTL4 for a second season.

Philly de Lacey, CEO of Screentime New Zealand, commented: “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.”

Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, said: “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.”