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TBI Formats: Seven ways to future-proof your format

Girts Licis, head of strategy at global consultancy K7 Media, gives his top tips on future-proofing in the fast-changing format market and offers insights from the intelligence firm’s recent report, Tracking the Giants: The Top 100 Travelling Formats. Relationship building In an increasingly digital world, you can’t underestimate the importance of a human relationship. Before […]

À Punt orders Spanish version of Banijay’s ‘Celebrity School’

Spanish broadcaster À Punt has commissioned a local version of Celebrity School, based on the original German entertainment show. The 8 x 120-minute series is from Banijay Group-owned Cuarzo and is based upon the original primetime format from German prodco Brainpool, which is also part of the French production and distribution giant. The Spanish show […]

Production bodies call for gov’t support as Covid-19 impacts

Production communities around the world have been left reeling as the impact of Coronavirus-enforced shutdowns begins to be felt, with more than 100,000 job losses in the US alone. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), a US union body representing 140,000 people working in TV and film production, said it had approved a […]

Exclusive: Distributors tweak windows amid growing demand, prep for MIPCOM impact

Distributors have seen an “upturn” in demand from broadcasters and streamers as measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus result in captive audiences at home, with rights windows being tweaked to satisfy buyers’ requirements. Ratings giant Nielsen yesterday said housebound users could stream 60% more video during the pandemic, while Nordic streamer Viaplay has reported […]

UK Screenings: Banijay Group’s Tim Mutimer

Banijay Group’s distribution chief Tim Mutimer tells Richard Middleton how the company’s scripted plans are developing ahead of a momentous 2020, which is set to see it subsume Endemol Shine Group Banijay Group will look a lot different this time next year compared to the company preparing for February’s UK Screenings. The Marco Bassetti-fronted producer […]

Banijay raises $2.6bn for Endemol Shine acquisition

Banijay Group has finalised a refinancing drive to raise €2.4bn ($2.6bn) for its acquisition of Endemol Shine Group. The French superindie said in a statement that its refinancing had been oversubscribed, following positive feedback from the investor community. Banijay raised the money across Euros and U.S. dollars with a maturity of five years, giving it the […]

Banijay’s Yellow Bird US options Krystal Sutherland novel

Banijay Group-owned Yellow Bird US is preparing to adapt Krystal Sutherland’s A Semi-Definitive List Of Worst Nightmares for TV after optioning rights to the novel. The planned TV series will follow a 17-year-old whose family members have each been cursed with various phobias, with the show exploring how and if the teenager can avoid picking […]

Exclusive: Endemol Shine’s sales rejig revealed, new Asia ‘MasterChef’ deal

Endemol Shine Group’s global sales division has rejigged the remits of its senior management team following the departure of long-serving CEO Cathy Payne. Endemol Shine International chief Payne confirmed plans to step down late last year, as revealed by TBI, with her remit now taken up by three existing senior execs. TBI understands ESI’s LA-based […]

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