Banijay Group

News brief: Banijay launches Italian producer

Banijay Group has launched an Italian production company with local producer Filipo Cipriano. Banijay will own 60% of NonPanic, with Cipriano holding 35% and Piergiorgio Camilli taking the last 5%. The prodco will target Italy’s pay TV channels and is already producing a 12-part reality series for Sky Italia. Banijay acquired the stake through CEO […]

French Banijay prodco adds Endemol France reality chief

Banijay Group’s H2O Productions has hired Endemol France formats veteran Philippe Stoltz as managing director. Stoltz was most recently Endemol France’s head of reality and docu-reality but will join H2O in October to leads the company, which produces shows such as D8 primetime panel series Hands Off My Set!. While at Endemol France, where he […]

New CEO for Banijay’s Finnish business as Ahomaa exits

Banijay Group has appointed a new CEO for its Finnish business following the departure of former incumbent Petteri Ahomaa, who is joining local broadcaster Channel 4. Joonas Hytönen has been appointed chief exec of a newly restructured Finnish business and will take up his post on September 2. Former boss Ahomaa is returning to the […]

Charlize Theron launches reality JV with Banijay

Hollywood actress Charlize Theron has taken her move into reality TV production a step further by launching a joint venture with US-based Bunim/Murray Productions. This follows the news Banijay-owned Bunim-Murray and Theron’s shingle Denver & Delilah were co-developing Glam Wars (fka Glam Squad) for NBCUniversal-owned Style Network. The deal marks Theron’s first move into unscripted […]

Banijay moves into channels business with celeb net

International producer and distributor Banijay Group is moving into the channels business with the launch of celebrity news network Non-Stop People on French pay TV service CanalSat. The company is partnering with French producer Mediatic System to launch the channel, which is a 24-hours news outlet. It has a team of 30 celebrity and entertainment […]

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