Banijay Iberia

Banijay Iberia recruits from within for new Zeppelin MD

Banijay Iberia has named producer and director Miguel Martín as the new MD of its factual label Zeppelin. His appointment follows the decision of previous incumbent Amparo Castellano to depart after eight years with the company. Martín joined Banijay Iberia in 2019 within Banijay Birds, the territory’s creative hub for original streamer IP development, and […]

HBO Max builds Banijay’s ‘The Bridge’ reality format in Brazil

WarnerMedia-owned US streamer HBO Max has ordered a Brazilian version of Banijay’s survival reality format The Bridge. Produced by WarnerMedia Latin America in partnership with Endemol Shine Brasil, the series is being developed by Sergio Nakasone and executive produced by Paula Kirchner and Anouk Aaron, from WarnerMedia Latin America, and produced by Nani Freitas and […]

Spain’s Diagonal TV preps monarchy drama with journalist Sergio Vila-Sanjuán

La Catedral Del Mar producer Diagonal TV has partnered with journalist and novelist Sergio Vila-Sanjuán to dramatise a new series based on the Spanish monarchy. Royal Palace: Brilliance And Tragedy Of The Spanish Monarchy follows the trajectory of four generations of the Bourbon family, between 1900 and 2014. The 22-episode series from Banijay Iberia-owned Diagonal will […]

TV3 to adapt Banijay’s ‘Onliners And Old Timers’ format

Spanish broadcaster TV3 has commissioned a local adaptation of Banijay social experiment format Onliners And Old Timers (aka Canvi De Xip) from Banijay Iberia-owned Gestmusic. The series is being produced by Gestmusic in collaboration with the Catalan Ministry of Culture. The format was originally produced by Banijay UK’s Princess Productions and has previously been adapted […]

Banijay unveils senior management team in Spain & Portugal

Banijay Iberia has confirmed its local management team, with a series of promotions and the creation of several new positions. The Spanish and Portuguese arm remains led by CEO Pilar Blasco, who was appointed last year, while Javier García has been appointed CFO & COO having previously held the same role at Endemol Shine Iberia. Fellow […]

Banijay rejigs in Spain, appoints MD for ‘The Bridge’ prodco Zeppelin

Banijay is restructuring its operations in Iberia by appointing Amparo Castellano as MD of The Bridge prodco Zeppelin and moving all of DLO/Magnolia’s unscripted projects into the company. Castellano, who had been MD of entertainment at Banijay Iberia’s DLO/Magnolia since 2014, will now lead Zeppelin with a remit to expand growth both locally and on […]

Portugal’s TVI gets ‘All Together Now’ with local version of singing format

Portuguese broadcaster TVI has commissioned Banijay-owned Shine Iberia Portugal to produce a local version of entertainment format All Together Now. The singing show sees talented solo and group singers perform in front of ‘The 100’ who are described as “an audience of great singers with big voices and even bigger opinions” in the hope of […]

Banijay names Italy & Iberia CEO’s, Nonpanic creative chief exits

Banijay has appointed Pilar Blasco and Paolo Bassetti to head up the production giant’s operations in Iberia and Italy respectively, while TBI understands that the chief creative officer of Married At First Sight Italia prodco Nonpanic is leaving the company. Blasco becomes CEO of Banijay Iberia and will lead eight labels, including Gestmusic, Diagonal, Shine […]