Banijay


TBI Weekly: Unpacking Banijay’s scale play for Endemol Shine

Banijay’s pursuit of Endemol Shine Group dragged on for nearly two years but now, with the deal formally completed, attention is focused on just how these two giants of the international content business will combine their operations. What is abundantly clear is that the deal is premised on scale. France-based, Vivendi-backed Banijay – fattened up […]

TBI Weekly: How mega-mergers are set to impact third-party distribution deals

A frenzied period of consolidation is beginning to leave an indelible mark on the distribution business as more projects and producers find themselves caught in the crosshairs of mergers. Mega-deals such as Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, the impending Banijay-Endemol merger and a Red Arrow sale on the horizon are changing the face of the distribution […]

TBI Weekly: How Red Arrow Studios fits into M&A frenzy (Column)

A flurry of deals yesterday highlighted the surging appetite for acquisitions and with companies including Red Arrow Studios on the block, the M&A frenzy has some way to run yet. Chances are, if you’re a production company in Europe or North America that has a smattering of successful shows on the slate – or even […]

‘Temptation Island’ travels to Spain

Banijay company Cuarzo TV and Mediaset España are set to create the first Spanish remake of Temptation Island (La Isla de las Tentaciones), based on the Banijay Rights-owned format. La Isla de las Tentaciones is the ultimate test of faithfulness, following dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if […]

Set Visit: Banijay’s Catch

Banijay Rights’ latest format serves up a game of ‘tag’ unlike you’ve ever seen before. Manori Ravindran overcame a few hurdles on the Cologne set to catch up with Brainpool TV’s new physical format Banijay’s biggest bet at MIPTV turns the simple game of ‘tag’ on its head with a high-intensity format that is as […]

Wild Money: The new rules of play in distribution

Distributors are under greater pressure than ever, needing to be nimble, innovative and cash-rich – all at the same time. TBI gathered distributors of shows such as Bodyguard and Leaving Neverland to discuss all things content: what’s cutting through, what they’re walking away from and why they’re stepping in where commissioners are falling short How […]

Endemol Shine sale back on with Banijay in the lead

The sale of Endemol Shine Group is newly revived, TBI has learned. It is believed that discussions around a deal are back on, with Banijay Group in pole position to buy the Peaky Blinders producer. TBI understands that although the sale was reported to be suspended in November, discussions around a deal were never formally […]

Show of the week: Temptation Island

Banijay is set to reboot this dating classic for 2019, five years after it last broadcast in the US. This time the 11 x 60-minute format promises tweaks for the digital age and “new layers of psychological depth”. In case you missed it the first time, the rules of the format dictate that four couples […]

Talpa strikes multi-year deal with Star India for The Voice

Talpa and Star India have signed a multi-season deal for The Voice franchise, which includes The Voice and The Voice Kids. The deal will expand Talpa and Star’s existing work together. The series has already appeared for two seasons on Star and the third season of the regular version will air in February 2019 on […]

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