Banijay Asia

Opinion: Banijay Asia CEO on why reality TV will always endure

Reality shows have a unique way of captivating the masses. Based on real people, real stories, real emotions, and real drama, this genre connects with viewers on a deeper and emotional level, and continues to attract audiences year after year. Since experiencing a reality wave in India, with formats such as Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who […]

Disney+ Hotstar & Banijay expand reality with Bollywood star Malaika Arora

Indian streamer Disney+ Hotstar has ordered Moving In With Malaika, a new reality series following the daily life of actor and model Malaika Arora. The series will give Arora’s fans access to “her past, present, and future” through “unfiltered conversations” and guest appearances from her friends and family as they “spill the tea” on what […]

Banijay Asia strikes deal to bring Keshet Int’l scripted formats to India

Banijay Asia has struck a deal with global producer and distributor Keshet International (KI) to adapt multiple scripted formats for the Indian market. The agreement will cover scripted comedies and dramas from KI’s content library, originating from territories all over the world. KI holds the rights to properties including Israeli titles False Flag, Rising Star, […]

News round-up: Disney+ Hotstar unveils Banijay Asia show with Bollywood legend; ABC Me ‘Turns Up The Volume’; HBO Max cancels ‘Close Enough’

Disney+ Hotstar unveils show with Bollywood legend Kajol Disney+ Hotstar has snagged Kajol, one of India’s most famous actors, for its next scripted series, with Banijay Asia set to produce. The streamer revealed via social media that it had a project in the works with Kajol, who previously appeared in Netflix movie Tribhanga. Details of the […]

Banijay names Endemol Shine India CEO amid Asia reshuffle

Banijay has reshuffled its operation in Asia, with the company’s regional chief operating officer Rishi Negi becoming CEO of Endemol Shine India. The rejig comes a day after Banijay confirmed the exit of former CEO Abhishek Rege, who had been with Endemol Shine India for 15 years. Negi will oversee all operations for the existing team, […]

How female-driven stories are opening up drama

Female-led drama has been on the rise for several years but there’s an ongoing evolution around the types of stories now being brought to screen, writes Helen Dugdale. In 2022, it seems odd that we’re still applauding the rise in women taking charge in front and behind the camera. Surely it should just be the […]

Banijay Asia names BBC Studios, Endemol alum to lead scripted

Banijay Asia has appointed Rajesh Chadha as EVP and business head for scripted content. Chadha will take responsibility for developing the company’s scripted slate and working to help the firm enter its “next phase of growth.” Chadha has an almost three-decade career that includes tenures at companies such as BBC Studios, RBNL and Endemol. While […]

News round-up: Banijay Asia expands; Sundance names Film Festival director; Romania’s ‘Vlad’ travels

Banijay strikes Kamal Haasan deal Banijay Asia has unveiled plans to collaborate with India’s Turmeric Media Networks and actor/politician Kamal Haasan on new content. The partnership will see Banijay Asia, Turmeric and Haasan create long and short-form shows across OTT and television. Banijay’s Asian division was launched in 2018 under Deepak Dhar and has worked […]

Banijay Asia links with Bear Grylls’ The Natural Studios for Indian push

Banijay Group’s recently launched production joint venture with Bear Grylls is partnering with the French company’s Asian division to create adventure programming in Southeast Asia and India. The collaboration will see Grylls’ prodco The Natural Studios work with Banijay Asia – itself a joint venture launched in 2018 with Deepak Dhar – to create long […]

How US consolidation is shaking up APAC

Tectonic shifts within the US market have long seen global reverberations in the TV industry, but the rate of change in the last three years has been unprecedented. What’s at stake for producers and distributors in APAC who are riding the ever-changing tides of consolidation against a buoyant streaming market? Manori Ravindran reports While the […]