Banijay Group


Banijay bosses discuss drive for scale, Endemol sale

Banijay Group’s top brass have spoken out about the business’s drive to achieve scale as speculation heats up around its ongoing acquisition talks with Endemol Shine Group, which has been on sale for more than a year. Speaking at MIPTV in Cannes on Monday (8 April), Banijay chairman Stéphane Courbit and CEO Marco Bassetti discussed a […]

Formats round-up: Banijay, Story Lab, Vivendi strike deals

Exclusive: Banijay’s Magnolia options Hold On To Your Seat in Italy Banijay-backed Magnolia has picked up the rights to French quiz show format Hold On To Your Seat for Italy. The Italian producer acquired rights for the long-running format – originally created and produced by Paris-based prodco Effervescence – from distributor Widenn Content. The iconic […]

Exclusive: RTL II signs on for Banijay’s ‘Wild Things’

German broadcaster RTL II has signed on for four episodes of Wild Things, TBI has learned.  Banijay Productions Germany is to produce the costume-heavy series, which will be called Wild im Wald. Shot in May, the series will fill a primetime slot on the broadcaster. The game show format finds partners working together for a cash prize […]

Endemol Shine, BBC pull out of MIPTV as Reed Midem eyes floorplan change

Endemol Shine Group and BBC Studios have pulled out of next month’s MIPTV market, leaving their stands empty – or in the case of BBC, with new hosts – and opting for a skeletal presence on the ground in Cannes. An Endemol Shine spokesperson confirmed to TBI that the super-indie will not be running its […]

Banijay sends Israeli drama Juda to Hulu

Banijay Rights has sold Israeli scripted series Juda into US streaming service Hulu, and secured a studio option for an English remake. The distribution arm of Banijay Group has sold the vampire drama, which was originally produced by Israel’s United Studios for cable channel Hot, into the SVOD, where it will premiere early this year. […]

Netflix: We will “absolutely be in negotiations” for The Office rights

Netflix’s VP of acquisitions Amy Reinhard (pictured, below) has told TBI that when NBCUniversal’s deal for The Office expires in 2021, the global SVOD will come to the negotiating table for the comedy. Reinhard’s comments come just a week after NBC revealed it would be launching its own streaming platform, prompting questions as to whether […]

560 Media to oversee secondary rights for Banijay Rights

Banijay Rights has appointed 560 Media to oversee its secondary rights. Under the deal, the UK-based global rights agency will manage secondary rights for the Banijay Group-owned distributor for five years, representing more than 20,000 hours of programming across all genres. The deal was brokered by John O’Sullivan, CEO of 560 Media; Banijay Rights CEO […]

MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

Exclusive: Banijay eyes joint bid for Endemol

Banijay Group is looking to make a joint bid for Black Mirror producer Endemol Shine Group, whose production companies could be split up in the process. TBI understands that Marco Bassetti’s firm is looking to cherry pick certain assets from within Endemol Shine, which is nearing the final stages of a lengthy sales process. The ProSiebenSat.1-owned […]

Banijay adds France’s Terence Films to production roster

Banijay Group has acquired French drama producer Terence Films. The business has taken a majority stake in the French prodco, whose credits include TF1 and Amazon’s Les Innocents (pictured) and Arte and France 2’s Fortunes. The business was found in 2005 by Stephane Meunier and Bertrand Cohen. It joins Banijay’s roster of French outfits, including Versailles […]

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