Banijay Asia


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 […]

Business time for Banijay Asia

Since striking a JV with the fast-expanding Banijay Group, Indian super-producer Deepak Dhar has his sights set on a high-end drama revolution. Manori Ravindran reports It’s been less than two years since Deepak Dhar founded Banijay Asia after setting up the 50/50 joint venture with Marco Bassetti’s content powerhouse, though you wouldn’t know it given […]

Banijay Asia, GroupM strike content deal targeting Indian market

Banijay Asia and GroupM India have struck up a content partnership targeting the Indian market. The deal will see GroupM’s Motion Content Group and Banijay Asia — the 50-50 JV between Banijay Group and media vet and former Endemol Shine India boss Deepak Dhar — creating both scripted and non-scripted content across a variety of […]

Formats round-up: Sony, Endemol and Armoza score sales

Electric Ray’s Alone At Home has sold into Germany and the Netherlands ahead of its UK premiere next week. RTL Netherlands has ordered a 6 x 60-minute adaptation of the Sony Pictures Television-distributed format, with production set to start in December. Meanwhile RTL Germany has also ordered the program, which will be produced by Sony […]