Banijay Rights

Exclusive: Amazon’s global option deal for Banijay’s ‘Hunted’ revealed

Amazon Prime Video has a global option deal for local remakes of Banijay’s popular adventure reality format Hunted, TBI understands. The agreement effectively provides the streamer with a first-look at producing local versions of the show in countries across its footprint around the world. It is unclear when the deal – which excludes the UK […]

Format round-up: BBC orders Storyboard photo format; Mongolia’s NTV enters ‘The Rolling Kitchen’; SimpelZodiak launches mystery dinner show

BBC orders Storyboard photo format UK pubcaster the BBC has ordered an original photography format from Scotland’s Storyboard Studios. The 4 x 60-minute Great British Photography Challenge will see six amateur photographers take on a variety of assignments around the UK and guided by world-famous portrait and fashion photographer Rankin. The series producer-director is David […]

Cineflix Media taps Banijay’s Tim Mutimer as CEO of rights, replacing Chris Bonney

Marcella and Tehran firm Cineflix Media has appointed former Banijay Rights CEO Tim Mutimer to head up the company’s global distribution business, ahead of the retirement of Chris Bonney. Mutimer will become CEO of Cineflix Rights later this year following the exit of Bonney, who in November revealed he would be stepping down from the UK-based sales […]

Show of the Week: Hierro

Returning for a second season, the new run of this Spanish-French mystery drama picks up several months after the island of El Hierro was rocked by a series of murders. Local businessman Díaz, the initial suspect, may have been cleared by the newly arrived magistrate Candela last season, but his struggles are far from over, […]

African SVOD Showmax moves into reality formats with ‘Temptation Island’

South African streamer Showmax is moving into reality formats with a local adaptation of Banijay’s Temptation Island, marking the SVOD’s first-ever international deal. Temptation Island South Africa will be produced by Afrokaans Film & Television, with an order of 12 episodes set to launch later this year. The deal, struck via Banijay Rights, marks the […]

Banijay’s ‘Lego Masters’ builds new versions in Denmark, Finland

Denmark’s TV2 and MTV3 in Finland have ordered local versions of Banijay-owned format Lego Masters. Banijay’s Danish production company Metronome has been commissioned to produce the show for TV2, while Endemol Shine Finland will be bringing the competition reality format to MTV3 audiences. The deals mean Lego Masters is now in 11 countries, with local versions in the […]

Banijay Rights rejigs execs in Canada, Germany & Latin America

Banijay Rights has rejigged its operations in Latin America, Canada and Germany with a series of exec changes, which will see former Endemol Shine International (ESI) exec Michelle Wasserman handed an expanded remit. Wasserman will now add responsibility for finished tape sales to her existing role covering format deals across the continent, taking on the […]

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