Banijay Rights

Mexico’s TV Azteca remakes Banijay gameshow format ‘Don’t’

TV Azteca in Mexico has ordered a local version of Banijay’s gameshow format Don’t. The local version – to be known as Don’t: No Lo Hagas – will be produced by Banijay’s Mexico-based EndemolShine Boomdog, with production starting this week. It will be hosted by presenter and comedian Adal Ramones, and is expected to launch […]

Banijay sets autumn target to combine sales arm with Endemol Shine International

Newly enlarged production and distribution firm Banijay is aiming to have completed the integration of its rights division with Endemol Shine International (ESI) by the autumn, with Cathy Payne set to oversee a finished tape catalogue of almost 90,000 hours. The widely expected development, which follows Payne’s appointment as CEO at Banijay Rights in April, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Running the rule over Banijay’s Endemol Shine deal

Omdia’s senior research analyst Aled Evans reflects on Banijay’s $2.2bn acquisition of Endemol Shine Group and explores how the world’s largest producer-distributor outside of the US studios might fare in a post Covid-19 landscape. When the acquisition was first announced in October 2019, our analysis highlighted the natural fit of Banijay and Endemol Shine: the […]

Banijay rebrands following Endemol Shine Group acquisition

Banijay has unveiled a new-look following its $2.2bn acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, adding that the majority of its production labels will retain their original identities – including those carrying Endemol Shine in their name. The production giant, which now comprises more than 120 production labels across 22 territories and over 88,000 hours of catalogue […]

Show of the week: Don’t

While most gameshows require contestants to complete all manner of tasks or challenges asked of them, Banijay’s recently launched format Don’t – which debuts on ABC in the US later this week – has taken an alternative approach. The show, which will air in primetime from 11 June on ABC, follows a family of four […]

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 […]

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