Banijay France

Banijay Productions France elevates Florence Fayard to CEO

Banijay’s management reshuffle in France continues, with Florence Fayard promoted to CEO of Banijay Productions France. Having served as managing director since 2018, she will now take full oversight of the label, managing the projects in development and diversifying the pipeline. Fayard’s promotion follows François de Brugada’s move to Banijay Events, who, alongside being CEO […]

Banijay revamps in France, landing ITV Studios exec as COO & reshuffling ALP team

Banijay has overhauled its management team in France by appointing ITV Studios exec Sébastien Petiot and Adventure Line Productions (ALP)’s Delphine Plantive to senior roles. Petiot becomes COO at Banijay France, while Plantive has been named director of editorial strategy & new business, both reporting to Alexia Laroche-Joubert, who was named CEO in June. She […]

ALP boss Alexia Laroche-Joubert elevated to lead Banijay France

Alexia Laroche-Joubert has been promoted to CEO of Banijay France, taking oversight of the production giant’s French portfolio. The exec, who serves as CEO of Adventure Line Productions (ALP) and last month launched Screen Line Productions, will take on her new post on 1 September, reporting directly to Banijay CEO Marco Bassetti. In her expanded […]

Banijay France CEO François de Brugada to step down to lead new live event unit

Banijay is recruiting a new CEO for its business in France, with incumbent François de Brugada stepping down after eight years in the role to take up a new position at parent company FL Entertainment. Brugada will lead the new Banijay Events unit, which has been created following last week’s deal to acquire Italian firm […]

ALP bosses launch Banijay France-backed scripted label Screen Line Productions

Survivor producer ALP’s CEO Alexia Laroche-Joubert, and MD Frédéric Lussato have set up Screen Line Productions, a new French scripted label backed by Banijay France. The duo, who run French non-scripted firm ALP, which is behind shows such as Fort Boyard and Koh Lanta (Survivor), have also appointed Lavinia Jullien as development executive at Screen […]

Korea’s MBN calls ‘Mystery Duets’ to the stage

South Korean TV network MBN has ordered a local adaptation of studio-based reality format Mystery Duets. Image9Coms, which is behind the Korean adaptation of Got Talent, will produce this version of the format, in association with Jinwoo Hwang’s Something Special, which will run for 10 weeks in a primetime slot. The show was originally produced […]

Banijay France & La Fabrique des Formats team for French format fund

Banijay France and La Fabrique des Formats have teamed up to support French format creation, both locally and internationally, through a new format investment fund. ‘Fonds La Fabrique – Banijay’ will offer talent the opportunity to see their work produced, not only in France, but also worldwide. The fund will be administered by La Fabrique […]

Banijay France acquires ‘Guess My Age’ format firm Tooco

European production and distribution giant Banijay has acquired a majority stake in French format firm Tooco The company, which specialises in the creation, development and management of new formats, will focus on originating concepts for the French and international markets, as part of Banijay France. Led by Aurélien Lipiansky and Mikaël Moreau, Tooco is behind […]

Endemol France & judo star Teddy Riner team on new sports label

Banijay-owned Endemol France has partnered with Teddy Riner, the multi-Olympic gold medal winning French judo champion, to launch a new sports production label. The equally-owned Yasuke Production will see Riner and Endemol France jointly develop and produce formats with a focus on the world of sport, for all broadcasters and platforms, with wide audience appeal. […]

Banijay expands in France with acquisition of ‘Mystery Duets’ prodco DMLS TV

Banijay has continued its recent acquisition spree by buying the French producer behind TF1 shows Duos Mystères (Mystery Duets) and La Chanson Secrète (The Secret Song). DMLS TV will become part of Banijay France and will continue to be led by Anne Marcassus and Mathieu Vergne, who founded the company two decades ago. They will […]