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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 […]

ITV hires French boss

ITV has recruited two execs from French prodco Adventure Line Productions to run ITV Studios France. Franck Firmin-Guion will run the division, having been CEO of ALP, and will be joined by Sébastien Petiot who was previously COO at the producer. Firmin-Guion replaces Francois Florentiny at ITV’s French business. He had been running ITV Studios […]

Endemol Shine, Zodiak try out Israeli formats

Prodcos from the Endemol Shine Group and Zodiak Media groups have bought formats from Israel’s TV Format Fund. Endemol Shine-owned Endemol Spain and Endemol Italy bought rope-pulling gameshow Tug, while Zodiak France-owned ALP optioned 300 Second Ride. Endemol Spain optioned the latter show in October. Tug comes from Red Arrow International-owned July August Productions and […]

Zodiak cuts drama deal with former TF1 drama boss

The French division of Zodiak Media has inked a production and development deal with Karine Evrard, the former TF1 drama exec who recently set up her own indie. Evrard was senior VP of drama at the French commercial broadcaster before leaving to set up Blush Film. The fledgling indie will develop scripted series with Zodiak […]