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Portugal’s RTP1 returns to MasterChef as Oz welcomes celeb spin-off

Portugal’s RTP1 and Network 10 in Australia have ordered new seasons from the Masterchef franchise. The original MasterChef format is returning to Portugal’s RTP1 following a two-year hiatus, while Network 10 has picked up Celebrity MasterChef for it linear network and 10 Play On Demand service after 12 years off-air. The Portuguese show is being […]

Israel’s Kan11 orders magical workplace sitcom

Israeli pubcaster Kan11 has commissioned a new scripted comedy series set in a bizarre department store, from Endemol Shine Israel. The eight-part The Store That Has It All has been created by Uzi Weil and Shalom Gad, with Eitan Zur to direct. Banijay Rights will distribute the show internationally. It follows the silly and heart-warming […]

Italy’s Canale 5 orders Vanessa Incontrada drama from Banijay

Mediaset’s Canale 5 in Italy has ordered a four-part female-led detective drama set in Tuscany. FOSCA – A Tuscan Policewoman (Fosca Innocenti) is being produced by Banijay Studios Italy and will star Vanessa Incontrada as a deputy police commissioner leading an all-female detective team. The show, which has started filming in Rome, follows the commissioner as […]

Banijay Rights appoints EVP of EMEA to replace Tim Mutimer

Banijay Rights has promoted Claire Jago to EVP of EMEA sales & acquisitions to replace Cineflix-bound Tim Mutimer. Jago, who was most recently SVP of Nordics at Banijay Rights, takes on responsibility for the team and activity across the entire region, reporting to the division’s CEO, Cathy Payne. Her appointment comes six weeks after Mutimer […]

Exclusive: Amazon’s global option deal for Banijay’s ‘Hunted’ revealed

Amazon Prime Video has a global option deal for local remakes of Banijay’s popular adventure reality format Hunted, TBI understands. The agreement effectively provides the streamer with a first-look at producing local versions of the show in countries across its footprint around the world. It is unclear when the deal – which excludes the UK […]

Format round-up: BBC orders Storyboard photo format; Mongolia’s NTV enters ‘The Rolling Kitchen’; SimpelZodiak launches mystery dinner show

BBC orders Storyboard photo format UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered an original photography format from Scotland’s Storyboard Studios. The 4 x 60-minute Great British Photography Challenge will see six amateur photographers take on a variety of assignments around the UK and guided by world-famous portrait and fashion photographer Rankin. The series producer-director is David […]

Cineflix Media taps Banijay’s Tim Mutimer as CEO of rights, replacing Chris Bonney

Marcella and Tehran firm Cineflix Media has appointed former Banijay Rights CEO Tim Mutimer to head up the company’s global distribution business, ahead of the retirement of Chris Bonney. Mutimer will become CEO of Cineflix Rights later this year following the exit of Bonney, who in November revealed he would be stepping down from the UK-based sales […]

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