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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 […]

Zodiak Kids hires Moonscoop chief as CEO

Banijay Group, the umbrella group behind Zodiak Kids, has appointed Moonscoop’s Benoit di Sabatino as CEO for its kids division. In his new role, di Sabatino will lead Banijay Group’s dedicated division for kids productions, consumer products, digital content and TV sales. With a global remit, he will oversee and grow Banijay’s kids catalogue, with […]

Ink Factory hires ex-Zodiak CEO Rod Henwood

Indie studio The Ink Factory has appointed industry heavyweight and former Zodiak UK boss Rod Henwood as its first chief strategy officer. Henwood will be responsible for strategy, partnerships, story-world development and marketing. He will also take a seat on Ink Factory’s board of directors. Former CEO of Zodiak in the UK, Benelux and India, […]

30 years of TBI: New World Order (2010)

TBI turns 30 this year, and to celebrate we will be publishing a series of archive articles chronicling the evolving television and entertainment landscape since 1988. In 2010 there were parallels to the rise M&A activity we have seen in the past year. While today we’re looking at the Fox/Disney or AT&T/Time Warner tie-ups, eight […]

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