BBC Studios Licence 'The Great Kenyan Bake Off' To East Africa’s Showstopper Media
24 April 2019
Africa will be getting a second localised version of The Great British Bake Off reality baking competition show. BBC Studios has announced that it has licensed the format rights of The Great Kenyan Bake Off to East Africa’s Showstopper Media.
Showstopper Media confirmed that it would produce The Great Kenyan Bake Off and have it ready for broadcast later in 2019 for a Kenyan TV channel that has not yet been publicly named.
BBC Studios’ sale of The Great Bake Off format rights to Showstopper Media is a first for East Africa, but it is a second for Africa following The Great South African Bake Off that has enjoyed three localised seasons produced by Rapid Blue and broadcast on DStv’s BBC Lifestyle (channel 174).
The Great Kenyan Bake Off will provide ten episodes in which amateur Kenyan bakers will go toe to toe having to bake through technical, signature and showstopper rounds, baking everything from local treats to world-renowned delicacies.
The Vice President of global format sales at BBC Studios, André Renaud said that The Great Bake Off has proved to be an international hit and continues to win over new fans in every corner of the globe.
He added that BBC Studios is delighted that Kenya will be getting their own local version of the baking reality show following the success of the Australian and United Kingdom editions of the show, which also currently broadcast on DStv's BBC Lifestyle.
Renaud said that the deal would help broaden the international reach of the show and that BBC Studios looked forward to expanding The Great Bake Off fan base even further.