Banijay Rights


560 Media to oversee secondary rights for Banijay Rights

Banijay Rights has appointed 560 Media to oversee its secondary rights. Under the deal, the UK-based global rights agency will manage secondary rights for the Banijay Group-owned distributor for five years, representing more than 20,000 hours of programming across all genres. The deal was brokered by John O’Sullivan, CEO of 560 Media; Banijay Rights CEO […]

Distributors: the new producers?

A growing number of distributors are involved in activities that look more like development, production and commissioning. Andy Fry investigates At its core, the primary role of a TV distributor is still to sell programmes to the international market. But these days a growing number of distributors are also involved in activities that look more […]

Show of the week: Hidden

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Yellow Bird Channel: Viaplay/TV3 Concept: A man declared dead after a tragic fall comes back to life, only to find he is part of an otherworldly group that can never die Supernatural thriller Hidden originates from Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay, the home of such international hits as Black […]

Belgium’s RTBF buys Banijay’s Legacy

Belgian broadcaster RTBF has snapped up gameshow The Legacy from Banijay Rights. Zodiak Belgium is producing the show for RTBF’s French-speaking free-to-air channel La Une, which has ordered an 86 x 45-minute series of the programme, locally titled Les Associés. The gameshow finds contestants competing in a variety of games to take home a cash […]

Banijay Rights to distribute Movistar+ drama Hierro

Banijay Rights, the distribution arm of Banijay Group, has acquired international distribution rights to Spanish drama Hierro, Movistar+’s first original series. The 8×60 minute drama is coproduced by Portocabo, Atlantique Productions and ARTE France. It takes place on a secluded island in the Canary Islands archipelago, is created by Pepe Coira and directed by Jorge […]

Show of the week: Ray Winstone’s World: Sicily

Banijay’s latest doc sees well-known actor Winstone bring his passion for Sicily to audiences as he explores the island of his second home. “Ray brings a passion and authenticity to the project – knowing the island like the back of his hand as he has a second home there – as well as a very […]

Ray Winstone visits Sicily in factual TV debut

British actor Ray Winstone is to front his first ever factual TV series Ray Winstone’s World: Sicily, which will be a 6×60 minute travelogue about the Italian island. It is currently in production and being financed by Banijay Rights, the distribution arm of Banijay Group, and producer SWR Media in association with Dash Pictures. Winstone, […]

Former Zodiak bosses, Sky exec launch SVOD quiz service

Former Zodiak Media chiefs Rod Henwood and Marc Antoine d’Halluin and former Sky and Lovefilm exec Nick James are creating an SVOD service for quizzers. The trio have created Inquisitive Media (stylised InQuisiTiVe Media), whose interactive on-demand service IQTV is first launching in the UK before an international rollout follows. The service is dedicated to superserving […]

Banijay buys My Kitchen Rules UK producer

Banijay Group has acquired 7Wonder, the UK-based unscripted producer behind the British remake of My Kitchen Rules. The deal, financial terms of which were not revealed, marks a first non-scripted acquisition for the superindie since Banijay and Zodiak Media Group merged in February 2016. Banijay has made a number of additions to its scripted ranks, […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]