Banijay Rights


NHK to adapt ‘Secret Life of Four Year Olds’

Japanese broadcaster NHK is to adapt The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds for its free-to-air general channel.  Banijay Rights has sold rights to the show to NHK Enterprises, which is producing RDF’s award-winning format in Tokyo. The deal was struck by Samia Moktar, sales manager at Banijay Rights. Local versions of the format have been produced in France, […]

Banijay Rights signs development deal with Greenacre

Banijay Rights has signed a multi-year, first-look development deal with UK independent production company Greenacre Films. The deal will see the pair work together to develop and produce TV series for the UK, US and international markets. Greenacre was co-founded by producers and development execs Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Joe All Alone, Akala: Ruins Empires) and Amanda […]

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 […]

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. […]

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

Banijay Rights sends USA’s Temptation Island up north

Banijay Rights has sold its US reboot of Temptation Island into Canada’s Bell Media. USA Network’s 11-episode revival of the classic format is to air on broadcaster CTV, E! and SVOD service Crave. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the new series is to premiere on the American cable channel later this month. Temptation Island […]

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 […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Show of the week: Hidden

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Yellow Bird Channel: Viaplay/TV3 Concept: A man declared dead after a tragic fall comes back to life, only to find he is part of an otherworldly group that can never die Supernatural thriller Hidden originates from Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay, the home of such international hits as Black […]

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