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Is France’s answer to Netflix too little too late?

France’s local answer to Netflix, Salto, may have received the greenlight from the competition watchdog, but producers warn that without a hefty originals investment and clarity on rights, the platform could struggle to compete with players that are “years ahead” in France. The Autorité de la Concurrence ushered through the beleaguered joint-SVOD between commercial broadcasters […]

SVT orders design competition ‘Made In Sweden’

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has commissioned a six-part design competition series.  Made In Sweden will be produced by Banijay Group-owned prodco Mastiff Sweden, and is to follow amateur craftsmen vying to be the best in the country. The show, which is to premiere this autumn, will find contestants using a range of materials — including ceramics, […]

BBC Three commissions Banijay’s Wonder for fact ent formats

BBC Three has commissioned Banijay Group-owned prodco Wonder for a pair of fact ent series on fitness and second-hand wares. Wonder, which was previously known as 7 Wonder, is producing Work It (4 x15 minutes) and Deadstock (4 x 15 minutes) for the digital platform. In Work It, three fitness instructors who have each overcome […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Wisting

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Cinenord and Good Company Films Broadcaster: MTG for Viaplay, TV3 (Sweden), ARD (Germany) Logline: An ambitious Norwegian detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss Norway’s latest drama is a trans-Atlantic detective thriller starring Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Sven Nordin (Lilyhammer) as they attempt to catch a serial killer from the US. The 10 x 45-minute series […]

How ‘Masked Singer’ is reviving costume-led formats

The runaway success of The Masked Singer is putting costume-led formats back in the spotlight and sparking interest in other quirky, visual shows. Manori Ravindran investigates the logistics of pulling off a masked feat A year ago, if anyone had suggested that a bunch of singing, dancing celebrities would inform the industry’s most innovative entertainment […]

Aftercare or afterthought?: Unpacking duty of care on youth-skewing formats

With TV’s biggest entertainment format facing backlash over its aftercare practices, do casting directors and producers need to re-examine duty of care for youth-targeting formats? Manori Ravindran investigates In a competitive entertainment landscape that finds channels jostling for the coveted 16-34 demographic, youth-skewing formats are among the toughest to cast – and, as evidenced by […]

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 […]

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