Banijay Rights

Banijay’s ‘Survivor’ enters Lat Am for first time with Azteca deal

Long-running reality format Survivor is moving into Latin America for the first time after Mexican broadcaster Azteca Uno ordered a local version following a deal with Banijay Rights. The show will be produced by Acun Medya for the Mexican broadcaster, which has already produced 15 seasons of Survivor for broadcasters in Greece, Turkey and Romania. […]

Banijay Rights rejigs senior execs with another Endemol Shine addition

Banijay Rights, fresh from confirming Cathy Payne as head of the distribution division, has added another Endemol Shine International exec to its senior management ranks. The sales arm of Banijay Group, which is in the process of completing its takeover of Endemol Shine Group, has added John Richards as chief financial officer, while also naming […]

Banijay names Endemol Shine’s Cathy Payne to lead distribution

Banijay Group has appointed Cathy Payne as CEO of Banijay Rights, with current chief Tim Mutimer moving to become EVP of EMEA sales & acquisitions. Payne was previously CEO at Endemol Shine International and announced last year she would be stepping down from the role, as revealed by TBI. However, in an apparent about-turn, she […]

TBI Scripted: Is a deluge of drama causing a Nordic thaw?

Scandinavian producers have become prolific over recent years but is a deluge of scripted product from the region diluting the quality and damaging the ‘Nordic drama’ brand? Nick Edwards reports When the Danish public service broadcaster DR made The Killing in 2007 and then collaborated with their Swedish counterpart SVT on The Bridge in 2011, […]

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 […]

Middle East’s MBC picks up Banijay gameshow format ‘Beat Your Host’

Middle Eastern free-to-air broadcaster MBC has acquired remake rights to Banijay’s upbeat gameshow format Beat Your Host. The deal for the show, sold by Banijay Rights, marks the first time the format has travelled to the region. Local prodco Cedars Art Production (Sabbah Brothers) is behind the remake, which will be titled Eghleb El Sakka. […]

Banijay Rights strikes pact with Nav Raman & Ali Quirk’s Chatterbox

Banijay Rights has struck a first-look deal with Chatterbox that hands the sales division of the distribution giant exclusive access to the UK production company’s slate of factual programming and formats. Chatterbox was founded in 2018 by former Channel 4 factual entertainment commissioning editor Nav Raman and Ali Quirk (Gogglebox, Come Dine With Me) and […]

Banijay Rights sells Markle doc to Latin America’s OnDirecTV

Banijay Rights has sold the Channel 5 documentary Thomas Markle: My Story to pay TV provider OnDirecTV Latin America, as well as to a raft of international broadcasters. First aired on the UK’s Channel 5 in January, Thomas Markle: My Story (1 x 90’), from Alaska TV, gives Meghan Markle’s father’s insight into the decision by the Duke and Duchess […]

TBI’s UK Screenings Social prepares for launch with new guest speakers!

TBI welcomes you to a brand new event taking place a short walk from Southbank during UK Screenings week, providing an opportunity to hear from some of the biggest names working across the content business. We are delighted to confirm a stellar line-up of execs who represent key areas of the business, including the head […]

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