Banijay Rights

Banijay Rights acquires European distributor Funwood Media

Banijay Group’s distribution arm has taken a majority stake in European sales, production and licensing business Funwood Media. The deal includes both Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica brands, with Banijay Rights now set to work with the outfit to further expand its operations across Europe. Funwood Media is focused primarily on Italy and […]

Show of the week: Don’t

Picked up by ABC in the US, new game show Don’t is currently in the edit. Billed as a comedic physical format, it follows a family of four who must work together throughout five mental and physical challenges with just one rule: Don’t. For example, “Don’t Slip,” “Don’t Forget,” “Don’t Laugh,” “Don’t Say It,” “Don’t […]

France Télévisions, Banijay Rights prep drama about missing flight MH370

France Televisions has ordered an English-language scripted series about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with Banijay Rights attached to distribute. Flight MH370 is being produced by Nora Melhli’s prodco Alef One and will explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which in 2014 was lost somewhere over the South […]

FirstLook TV sells docuseries to Reelz, strikes financing deal with Banijay Rights

FirstLook TV has struck a co-development and co-financing deal with Banijay Rights, with the distributor also selling the UK-based producer’s show about serial killers to US cabler Reelz. Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer (20 x 60 minutes), which is being sold by the sales arm of Banijay Group, has already been acquired by […]

Banijay Rights gets first look at Proper Content

Banijay Rights has signed a first-look, multi-year development deal with UK factual specialist Proper Content, which has a raft of projects in the works with broadcasters. The agreement will see Proper Content developing and producing series for the UK and international markets with the distribution arm of Banijay Group, with three factual shows in the […]

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 […]

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