Banijay


30 years of TBI: New World Order (2010)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2010 there were parallels to the rise M&A activity we have seen in the past year. While today we’re looking at the Fox/Disney or AT&T/Time Warner tie-ups, eight […]

Viaplay movesStraight Forward with TVNZ copro

Banijay Group is set to create a multi-national drama coproduction named Straight Forward for Scandi streamer Viaplay and New Zealand’s TVNZ. The 8x60mins series will be co-created by Banijay prodcos Screentime New Zealand and Mastiff Denmark and will be co-produced by broadcasters Viaplay and TVNZ, in association with Acorn Media Enterprises and Acorn TV. Viaplay […]

Indie Off the Fence makes trio of hires

Production and distribution company Off the Fence (OTF) has expanded its team with three appointments in sales and digital. Joining from Pilot Productions, and a previous employee of Banijay Group, Rebeca Fernandez (pictured) will join OTF as sales manager. Fernandez will be responsible for sales to Latin America, Hispanic US, Iberia, the UK and Ireland. […]

Banijay releases Occupied’s Yellow Bird in UK

Banijay Group is bringing its Swedish production group Yellow Bird to the UK as it looks to strengthen its international position in scripted. Yellow Bird Productions UK will focus on developing and creating original series with a Scandi tone to the UK. Yellow Bird Sweden’s series Occupied has already been successful in the UK market, […]

Banijay hires Fremantle UK exec as content head

Banijay Group has appointed Fremantle UK’s head of development Lucas Green as head of content. Green, who was previously development head of Fremantle’s UK label Thames, will join Banijay Group in January 2018 in the newly created role. His exit from Fremantle UK comes as unscripted CEO Liam Humphreys implemented a wide-scale restructure that includes […]

Banijay buys Survivor prodco Castaway

Banijay has acquired Survivor prodco Castaway Television, TBI can reveal. Castaway owners Charlie Parsons, Lord Waheed Alli and Bob Geldof have sold the company and format to France-based Banijay, and Banijay Rights will be selling it internationally once the deal closes, TBI has learned. Contacted this morning, Castaway confirmed the news. “We have had an […]

Vimeo staffs up for content and originals push

Vimeo has made a trio of hires as it pushes into original programming, coproductions and premium drama acquisitions, bringing on execs from Paramount, Hulu and Bunim Murray, TBI understands. The video service has already said it is keen to “follow in the footsteps” of Netflix, and wants a Vimeo SVOD service stocked with premium programming and […]

Production hub for show at centre of IP battle

The producers of The Best of All gameshow are setting up a European production hub for the show. The news comes as Israeli free-TV broadcaster Reshet orders a second season of the shiny-floor show. The format is at the centre of an ongoing format dispute between its producer, FremantleMedia-owned Abot Hameiri, and Banijay Group, which […]

Raft of Secret Life of 4 Year Olds deals

The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds format has been picked up by broadcasters across Europe. The format observes a group of 4 year olds in detail, showing how they play and interact with each other in a real nursery setting. The show was created by UK prodco RDF, which is part of the Banijay […]

New deals for controversial Banijay format

All Against 1, the Banijay format at the centre of an IP dispute with FremantleMedia, has been racked up new deals in Denmark, Finland and Norway, with a free TV deal in the works in Germany. FremantleMedia-backed alleges the show is a copy of its Dori Media-distributed format Best of All. A formats dispute erupted […]

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