Banijay France

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 […]

Banijay appoints French CEO, Endemol Shine’s Nicolas Coppermann to step down

Banijay has said François de Brugada will continue in his role as CEO of the production giant’s operations in France, with Endemol Shine France’s president Nicolas Coppermann stepping down. Brugada, a former head of unscripted commissining at broadcaster M6, will oversee all operations for Banijay France, recently expanded following the completion of the Endemol Shine […]