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M-Net reheats ‘MasterChef South Africa’ after seven-year break

South Africa’s M-Net is returning Banijay’s cookery format MasterChef to the country after a seven-year break. Homebrew Films is producing this new series of MasterChef South Africa for a February 2022 debut on the broadcaster, where it last aired in 2015. This will be the fourth season of the South African version of the format […]

Canal+ original ‘Marie Antoinette’ gets underway

Filming has begun on Marie Antoinette, a new original historical drama for France’s Canal+ Creation Originale, created by Deborah Davis. Produced by Banijay Studios France, Capa Drama and Les Gens, the series tells the story of the young French queen, who will be played by Emilia Schüle. Davis is joined on the writing team by […]

Formats round-up: Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland; Russia enters ‘I’m A Celebrity’; TVNZ takes Beauty And The Geek Australia

Rabbit’s Atlantic format sails into Poland TVN in Poland has commissioned a local version of Over The Atlantic, the adventure reality format from Finnish production and distribution company Rabbit Films. The filming of the 8 x 60-minute series will begin in November and will be produced by Jake Vision. The show follows six celebrities as they […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay orders murder-thriller from Banijay’s Jarowskij

NENT Group streamer Viaplay has ordered A Class Apart, a new Swedish drama from Banijay Nordic label Jarowskij. The eight-part series is a co-production between Jarowskij, Brommamamma, Viaplay, Film I Väst and Banijay Rights, which will distribute the show internationally. Based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, the series is written by […]

Sales round-up: SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights; Oz drama ‘RFDS’ flies worldwide

SBS takes ‘Rats’ AVOD rights Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired exclusive AVOD rights to Czech crime thriller Rats, following a deal with distributor GoQuest Media. Produced by Heaven’s Gate, the 6 x 55-minute series is based on true stories and made in collaboration with the National Anti-Drug Centre (DEA) of the Czech Republic. The thriller was […]

Banijay alum Andreas Lemos links with Will O’Connor’s Burn These Words

Will O’Connor, the founder of games agency Fire Without Smoke founder, has formally unveiled his recently launched prodco and linked up with former Banijay Rights exec Andreas Lemos for US sales. Burn These Words will specialise in “data-driven and creator-led film and TV” content for the international market and will use O’Connor’s experience in the […]

China builds own ‘Lego Masters’ following format deal with Huo Yuan Media

Shenzhen TV in China has become the latest company to order a local version of competition reality format Lego Masters. The show is being produced by local prodco Long Qing Media for Shenzhen TV, with the deal brokered by Huo Yuan Media (The Content Connected). Banijay Rights owns rights to the format. China’s version of the […]

Sales round-up: Scotland’s STV Player makes ‘biggest ever’ acquisition deal; Mediaset visits ‘Schitt’s Creek’; ‘Legacy’ lands in Spain

Scotland’s STV Player in ‘biggest ever’ acquisition deal Scotland’s STV has revealed its biggest content deal to date, after partnering with Banijay Rights to bring over 1200 hours of new programming to free streaming service STV Player. The content will be dropped on the platform over the next 12 months and will primarily comprise high-end […]

Exclusive: Arte buys Hebrew-language menopause dramedy ‘Fifty’

French and German broadcaster Arte has picked up Israeli comedy drama Fifty, TBI has learned. The eight-parter was produced by Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Israel for domestic broadcaster Yes TV and created by novelist and screenwriter Yael Hedaya, who was behind Betipul (In Treatment). The Hebrew-language dramedy will debut 16 July on Arte and tells the […]