Banijay Rights

Banijay to distribute Diana death doc

Banijay Rights will sell a French-produced docu-film that explores the death of Princess Diana. The 1x60mins Diana: The Truth Behind Her Death (WT) features exclusive testimony from contributors and witnesses, including the team that investigated her death and emergency services who tried to save her. Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed died in a car crash […]

Banijay sticks to the script at MIPTV

Banijay Rights is hitting the Palais des Festivals with a slate of new scripted programmes. Toplining the shows are TV4’s Rebecka Martinsson, CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show and TVNZ’s Dear Murderer. Rebecka Martinsson is an 8x45mins / 4x90mins drama from Yellowbird for Sweden’s TV4. It is based on novels from Asa Larsson and is part […]

BBC Four enters Sweden’s Black Lake

UK network BBC Four has acquired Swedish thriller series Black Lake. The 8x45mins mystery drama follows a group of young friends and a series on unsettling events that occur when they visit an abandoned ski resort. The series comes from Banijay Group-owned Jarowskij and is for TV3 in Sweden, where it has been a top-rating […]

Fremantle and Banijay settle format row

FremantleMedia prodco Abot Hameiri and Banijay Group have settled their legal dispute over alleged similarities between the Best of All and All Against 1 formats. The pair issued a joint statement this morning that confirmed the issue was closed, while keeping specific details of the settlement under wraps. “The legal dispute between the parties has […]

Banijay buys Survivor prodco Castaway

Banijay has acquired Survivor prodco Castaway Television, TBI can reveal. Castaway owners Charlie Parsons, Lord Waheed Alli and Bob Geldof have sold the company and format to France-based Banijay, and Banijay Rights will be selling it internationally once the deal closes, TBI has learned. Contacted this morning, Castaway confirmed the news. “We have had an […]

Versailles scoops French export award

Versailles has won the drama award at the TV France International 2017 Export Awards. Industry group TVFI annually awards the best-performing French-originated TV exports with this year’s winners crowned at producers’ association Procirep’s award ceremony for the French Producer of the Year in Paris last night. Banijay Rights and Versailles beat 100% Distribution with Spin […]

Banijay rebrands Zodiak Rights

France’s Banijay Group has rebranded its sales arm, Zodiak Rights, just under a year after the Banijay-Zodiak Media merger. Banijay Rights was revealed this morning in Europe, a day before the NATPE Miami event begins and more than two months ahead of MIPTV in Cannes. Zodiak Rights was the name adopted after Zodiak and Banijay […]

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