Banijay Group


SVT orders design competition ‘Made In Sweden’

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has commissioned a six-part design competition series.  Made In Sweden will be produced by Banijay Group-owned prodco Mastiff Sweden, and is to follow amateur craftsmen vying to be the best in the country. The show, which is to premiere this autumn, will find contestants using a range of materials — including ceramics, […]

‘Temptation Island’ heads down under

Australia’s Channel Seven has signed on for a local version of Banijay Rights-distributed format Temptation Island. The format follows four dating couples as they decide whether they are ready to commit to one another or go their separate ways. The couples live the “single life” on an island paradise alongside a group of singles who […]

AMC orders anthology series from ‘Black Mirror’ writer

AMC has greenlit an anthology series that mixes sci-fi and romance from Black Mirror writer Will Bridges and actor-writer Brett Goldstein.  Bridges and Goldstein will executive produce with Jolyon Symonds (Thorne, Complicit) through Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company. As yet untitled, the 6 x 60-minute anthology project will be produced by AMC Studios and […]

Endemol Shine sale back on the table

Banijay Group has pulled back from plans to buy Endemol Shine Group, TBI understands.  It is believed that the two parties, which have been in discussions around a potential deal since last fall, have hit pause on those talks after failing to agree a price point. Endemol Shine is once again open to other buyers, […]

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 […]

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