Remarkable audience success for Greek adaptation of “El Chiringuito de Pepe” (Pepe’s Beach Bar)

The fiction series, which in Greek has been translated for Peta fi friteza (Throw out the deep-fat fryer!), currently airs on Antenna, one of Greece’s leading free-to-air channels. The first episodes of the adaptation aired with a prime-time audience share of more than 19%.

Chiringuito de Pepe tells the story of with a multi-Michelin starred chef who suddenly finds himself having to save his father’s beach bar business from going under, without realizing that he is the son his father never knew existed. To do so, he is forced to adapt to a completely different culinary style in an entirely new surroundings that what he has been used to. The series premiered on Telecinco to excellent audience share numbers and son became the number one prime-time show for the days it aired throughout the whole first season, with an average of 4,656,000 viewers and an average share of 21.2%.


The touchdown of the series in Greece substantiates its international success, thanks to the commercialization process undertaken by distributors Imagina International Sales, with its already significant trajectory in Latin America where Imagen Televisión is also preparing an adaptation for Mexican television. The original series, starring Santi Millán and Pepe Bonilla, has already aired in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela, among others, via Direct TV, and channels Europa Europa, Claro Video, Blim and Montecarlo Tv.


Production company 100 Balas, part of the MEDIAPRO Group, is responsible for comedy hits such as Olmos y Robles (TVE) and the aforementioned Chiringuito de Pepe (Telecinco), as well as other entertainment programme formats such as Se hace saber (TVE), Sopa de Gansos (Cuatro), Feis tu feis (Cuatro), Espinete no existe (TVE), Fit Life (Fox Life) and eSports Generation (GOL). The company is currently involved in the production of political satire Vota Juan (Vote for Juan) (TNT), as well as in other non-fiction genre projects.

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Bannister Lake Announces Partnership with Live Data Graphic Design Firm Motion Path

Bannister Lake is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Montreal-based broadcast design firm Motion Path to provide complete data visualization solutions for the broadcast and visual communications industry. Bannister Lake’s powerful data management software, custom development solutions, and implementation expertise combined with Motion Path’s award-winning graphic design capabilities creates exciting new storytelling efficiencies and possibilities for news and sports producers, station groups, event producers, and digital signage networks.

Bannister Lake provides broadcasters with the industry’s most powerful automated live data management engine, allowing a wide variety of data formats to be parsed, edited, moderated, and strategically distributed. Data appears on-air in the form of tickers, sports bugs, full frame graphics, and branding elements. Motion Path has carved a unique niche in the broadcast and digital signage industries by providing graphic design services especially created for live data environments. By combining the two, Bannister Lake driven data will populate Motion Path graphics, delivering a powerful amalgamation of outstanding engineering, innovative production workflows, and compelling design.

“Having a strong international design partner like Motion Path helps us add value and efficiency to clients who are seeking a flexible and powerful way to populate graphics with live data from any source,” said Georg Hentsch, president of Bannister Lake. “We had an excellent experience working together recently on the Ontario election with TFO and we look forward to working on many more data-rich projects together.”


“Bannister Lake’s data solutions will give our clients a straightforward way to manage complex data sets that will integrate beautifully into our designs,” said Anton Maximovsky, president of Motion Path. “Very often, data management was something our clients struggled with, needing to custom build a solution or had to compromise their expectations. By linking our graphics to Bannister Lake’s solutions, we have opened up many more creative possibilities for our clients.”

Both Bannister Lake and Motion Path are veteran election specialists and have provided broadcast clients with election race software systems and election graphics packages, respectively. Today’s partnership announcement will strengthen both companies’ election offerings and provide a complete end-to-end solution for election producers. The partnership also helps power Motion Path’s breakthrough work in virtual reality and augmented reality by incorporating Bannister Lake’s data tools to drive on-air presentations. Beyond elections, both companies look forward to providing innovative real-time visualization solutions for sports, financial news, events, eSports, and digital signage.

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