Jeux Sans Frontières will not be returning to public broadcasters screens across Europe, with the EBU confirmed as no longer owning the rights to the show.
The European Broadcasting Union is no longer the rights holder to Jeux Sans Frontières. The format was previously owned by the European Broadcasting Union who produced the contest annually between 1965 and 1999. The show featured teams from EBU member countries competing in odd tasks during a series of games.
Jeux Sans Frontières which was last broadcast in 1999 is set to return to television screens this September. France Télévisions announced earlier this week at its annual press conference that France 2 will be airing the competition from September.
The show is now owned by Banijay Group, a French production and distribution company. The group is best known for owning the rights to shows such as Popstars, Fort Boyard and 71 Degrees North.
It is currently reported that the following broadcasters will be participating in the new version of Jeux Sans Frontières:
- France – France 2
- Italy – Canale 5
Source: Le Soir