July 26, 2018

BBC Studios and Turner Latin America Partner on 30th Version of International Smash Hit The Great Bake Off for Chilevisión

Featuring Chilean television presenter Carolina de Moras as host of the program, with French chef Yann Ivin and pastry chefs Gustavo Sáez and Milena Vallejos on the judges’ panel


Miami, FL BBC Studios and Turner Latin America present the second Spanish-language adaptation of the hugely popular Love Productions format, The Great Bake Off, this time for the Chilean market. Bake Off Chile, El Gran Pastelero will be the 30th international version of the program, which has seen success in all of the countries that have adopted it. The show will air on Chilevision, one of Chile’s most popular free-to-air channels owned by Turner.

“Following the ratings success of Bake Off Argentina, El Gran Pastelero, which concluded its season with a 70.3% audience share, we are partnering again with Turner Latin America to develop the second Spanish-language edition of this popular reality show, now in Chile”, stated David Hanono, SVP of Sales and Digital, BBC Studios Latin America/US Hispanic. “This deal reinforces our strategy to bring the best British content and formats to every corner of Latin America, and we are confident that our partnership with Turner will allow us to bring more local versions of this successful format to South America.”

“We are very pleased with this agreement, and we are confident that we’ll be able to give this version of Bake Off the local flavor it needs to conquer audiences in Chile. We are sure it will attract new fans among our audience, since for Chileans, a passion for cuisine is in our cultural DNA,” comented Javier Goldschmied, Director of Programming at Chilevisión. He added: “Chilevisión continues its sustained strategy to make our primetime viewing hours, starting at 9:30 p.m., a space for family gatherings and entertainment. Bake Off Chile, El Gran Pastelero is our latest step in this direction, and it’s sure to be a household hit.”

Like other international adaptations of the format, Bake Off Chile, El Gran Pastelero will feature 18 aspiring bakers of all ages. The series will have twelve 75-minute episodes and be hosted by model and presenter Carolina de Moras. French chef Yann Ivin and pastry chefs Milena Vallejos and Gustavo Sáez will judge the contestants.

The first adaptation in Latin America – Bake Off Brasil – Mão na Massa – was launched in Brazil in 2014 and immediately became one of the most popular shows in the country. Its next stop was Argentina, where it debuted in April 2018 and quickly positioned itself as the most watched show on local free-to-air TV and leading trending topic on social media.

Since its 2010 premiere in the United Kingdom, The Great Bake Off has become a television phenomenon around the world. The Love Productions format has now been licensed by BBC Studios to 30 countries, among them Australia, France, Poland, South Africa,Thailand, and most recently Greece.

The Great Bake Off is a creation of Love Productions. The show and its format are distributed by BBC Studios.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK, and a further seven wholly-owned and production partnerships internationally. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.

In the Americas, BBC Studios’ production unit in Los Angeles is responsible for ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars, critically-acclaimed The Night Of, and award-winning Life Below Zero, while local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil are breakout hits made in Brazil. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of global brands Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel, Corus for BBC Canada, and Knowledge Network for BBC Kids.

About Turner Latin America

Turner Latin America is the region’s leading multiplatform media and content company.  Its far-reaching operations include 54 networks in three languages and a presence in 44 countries, including Warner Channel panregional management and ad sales. Its brands are organized into five content groups: Kids (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast); General Entertainment (TNT,  TNT Series, Space, TCM, I.Sat, Warner Channel, TBS, HTV, MuchMusic, Glitz* and truTV); News (CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Chile and HLN); and Sports (TNT Sports, Esporte Interativo, EI12 and El Plus).  It also owns the open TV network Chilevisión.

About Love Productions

Love Productions is an award winning independent production company creating and producing distinctive factual and entertainment formats for broadcasters worldwide. From the hugely successful global franchise The Great British Bake Off to the critically acclaimed Muslims Like Us, agenda setting Make Bradford British and Benefits Street to entertaining and educational For The Love Of Cars, The Biggest Little Railway In The World, Chronicles Of Nadiya and The Great British Sewing Bee. With a senior creative team with a history of documentary making, Love’s programmes always retain those values in their story telling to produce challenging, informative, warm, witty and entertaining formats.

Press Contacts

BBC Studios Media Contacts
Sandra Lee Caló
Director PR & Communications, BBC Studios Latin America/U.S.Hispanic
+1 305 461 6982

Laura Paez
Senior Publicist, BBC Studios Latin America/U.S.Hispanic
+1305 461 6971

Chilevisión Media Contacts
Robert Nicholson
Assistant Director of Communications, Turner Chile
22260 53554

Ricardo Álvarez