Banijay Germany

Good Times ups Shona Fraser to sole MD as founder Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen departs

Shona Fraser is stepping up to become sole MD at Banijay Germany label Good Times, following the departure of company founder Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen. Fraser joined the Berlin-based firm as joint-MD, sharing duties with Fahrenkrog-Petersen, in March, as exclusively revealed by TBI. She will now take on sole MD responsibilities, working in partnership with COO Knut […]

Banijay strikes deal to buy Sony Pictures Television Germany

Banijay has struck a deal to buy Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Germany, including its existing unscripted IP. The acquisition, which remains subject to regulatory approval, will see Astrid Quentell and Mirek Nitsch remain in position following the takeover of the Cologne-based firm. Its output includes shows including Die Höhle der Löwen on Vox, RTL dramedy Der Lehrer and […]

News round-up: AMC & Foxtel take Drive shows; Voot strengthens comedy offering; Banijay Germany forges influencer pact

AMC & Foxtel take Drive shows AMC Networks International Southern Europe and Australia’s Foxtel have struck separate deals with UK-based production-funding and distribution agency Drive for a combined 70+ hours of factual content. The agreement with AMC Networks International Southern Europe sees the business acquire over 44 hours of content from Drive’s factual catalogue including true crime […]

Exclusive: Banijay Germany hires ITVS & RTL execs in reshuffle at Endemol Shine & Good Times

Banijay Germany has reshuffled and expanded its management at local labels Endemol Shine Germany and Good Times, with a series of senior hires and promotions. Panagiota Vafea is joining Endemol Shine Germany as executive director, while Tom Kühn is also moving to the firm as executive producer. Meanwhile, at Good Times, which Banijay acquired in […]

Banijay launches German format & digital entertainment label

Banijay Germany has launched a new format and digital label, which is to be led by Brainpool exec Ingrid Langheld and former Bertelsmann exec Daniel Durst. Banijay Live Artist Brand (BLAB) will support talent and develop live formats, as well as create and produce digital entertainment content, for broadcasters, platforms, streamers and audio providers. It will also […]