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After a successful comeback following a ten-year break, Endemol Shine Group’s smash format Big Brother — which this year marks 20 years since its global debut in the Netherlands —has been re-ordered by leading Polish broadcaster TVN.

BigBrother Endemol Poland 17July2019Endemol Shine Poland brought the show back to the format’s original broadcaster TVN in March this year for a 13-week run. Set on a picturesque lake just outside Warsaw, Big Brother Poland was the first version of the reality hit to be filmed in a real life existing house, rather than a studio set which in order to give an authentic feel for relationships to develop. The Polish series also implemented tech innovations with a fully connected house which could limit access to rooms, fridge and even the coffee machine for housemates.

Big Brother’s return in Poland was a hit with the younger audience with a 143% increase in the key demographic watching the reality series on TVN7. The finale of Big Brother Poland watched by 1.15 million viewers aired on 10 June 10th and saw Magda Wojcik crowned the winner. Big Brother was also the most engaging format in the history of Polish social media with 58,000 likes on Facebook, 140,000 followers on Instagram and more than 1000 clips cut by fans posted on Polish social platform Mikroblog.

The new Polish series which will air in September this year and Big Brother is making a comeback in Germany on Sat1 in 2020 and a celebrity version will also start in August 2019. Germany is the third market to announce the format’s return this year after Poland and Finland, where the show will debut in September.

“We are proud that Big Brother’s return to Poland was so popular that TVN have immediately ordered a new series,” remarked Ryszard Sibilski, MD of Endemol Shine Poland. “The existing house location unlocked newfound creative potential and our production team can’t wait to get back on set. The fact that we’ll be on air before the end of the year is testament to TVN’s confidence that this format will continue to deliver fantastic audiences for both online and linear.”