Banijay’s game show Deal or No Deal returns to Spain after 12 years

Banijay’s game show Deal or No Deal returns to Spain after 12 years
Banijay has confirmed that renowned game show Deal or No Deal will return to Spain on Telecinco after a 12-year hiatus. Locally known as ¡Allá tú!, the renewed version is produced by Gestmusic, part of Banijay Iberia, and will have Jesús Vázquez as the host.

The format has been commissioned in over 80 territories with more than 350 local adaptations so far. It first launched in the Netherlands in 2002 and continues to achieve great audience ratings, with the first episode of the 43rd season, aired earlier this year, being the most-watched entertainment show of that evening in the country.

The Spanish revival comes after the news that Deal or No Deal UK is set to return later this year, produced by Remarkable Entertainment (Banijay UK) for ITV and ITVX.

Tinet Rubira, Managing Director of Gestmusic, says: “We are thrilled to be bringing back this iconic format with the opening theme tune still resonating with so many in Spain. We are adding new twists to the beloved series, but of course, audiences can still expect to feel closely connected to the contestants and our charismatic host.”

Lucas Green
, Chief Content Officer, Operations at Banijay, adds: “Game shows continue to attract large audiences and at Banijay we’re proud to own and create strong titles which deliver the excitement and jeopardy that keeps audiences hooked. Deal or No Deal is in rude health, with extremely successful long-running series in territories like the Netherlands and big, bold returns in markets including the UK and Spain.”

The series offers up a thrilling game of risk and reward, where contestants face a series of potentially life-altering decisions: contestants will face a number of sealed boxes with various amounts of cash, and they will have to decide whether to accept a money offer from the Banker in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant’s chosen box. As each of the boxes is opened, the likelihood of the player having a valuable cash amount in their case decreases or increases, with the Banker tempting the player throughout the game. As long as the larger cash prizes haven’t been opened, the Banker’s deals will only get higher, but if the player opens a case with a bigger cash value, the Banker’s offer could suddenly evaporate.