C4’s Alex Mahon says ‘terrible behaviour’ against women ‘tolerated’ for decades

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon has said that “terrible behaviour” towards women has been “tolerated” over the past two decades across the industry, as the former Shine boss addressed the allegations against UK presenter Russell Brand. C4, the BBC and Banijay are investigating the conduct of Brand, following allegations over the weekend accusing the star […]

BBC, C4 & Banijay investigate Russell Brand sex assault allegations

The BBC, Channel 4 and Banijay are investigating the conduct of Russell Brand, following serious allegations against the UK-based comedian and actor over the weekend. The Sunday Times, The Times and the team behind C4’s Dispatches programme were behind a year-long investigation into Brand, with the subsequent reports published and broadcast this weekend accusing the […]

Italy’s Movimenti lands Rainbow’s Cristiana Buzzelli as COO among three new hires

Banijay-owned Movimenti Production has appointed Rainbow’s Cristiana Buzzelli as its new COO, one of three new hires for the Italian company. Buzzelli will oversee the management of the company’s IPs, from the financing and co-production stage to market launch, and will also help to set corporate strategies, as well as working with the Banijay Kids […]

Rai links with Endemol Shine Italy for AI-powered entertainment format ‘Fake Show’

Rai in Italy has ordered a comedy entertainment show that uses AI to create unpredictable scenarios within the format. Fake Show – Diffidate Delle Imitazioni is from Banijay’s Endemol Shine Italy and sees celebrities showcasing their improv skills, impersonating characters, dialects, objects, sounds and their fellow showbiz counterparts. Alongside the famous faces is a comedic […]

ITV Studios lands Banijay, Beyond alums as Beth Hart among execs upped in Oz rejig

ITV Studios in Australia has restructured its senior creative and production team, with Beth Hart and Alex Mavroidakis among those receiving new roles. Hart moves from head of content to become chief content officer with an expanded remit that includes oversight of the creative process across the entire production slate, including I’m A Celebrity…Get Me […]

Beyond’s Michael Murphy departs to relaunch consultancy Rockabill Media

Beyond Distribution’s former manager Michael Murphy is leaving the business to relaunch consultancy firm Rockabill Media, with three projects on the slate. Murphy will work on international film and TV projects, providing consultancy across areas including content strategy, distribution, executive production and financing. He is consulting on raising funds for a yet to be announced, […]

M-Net makes double order for more ‘Big Brother Nigeria’

M-Net in Nigeria has made a two-season order for more Big Brother. Produced by Red Pepper Pictures, the eighth season of Big Brother Nigeria is set to launch later this month on MultiChoice-owned M-Net. The deal marks M-Net’s first ever two-season acquisition of the Banijay format, with a ninth season also now set to broadcast […]

Banijay restructures BLAB in Germany as marketing push extended

Banijay has unveiled its latest restructuring in Germany as the producer-distributor looks to expand its reach into marketing. Creative and marketing agency Banijay Live Artist Brand (BLAB) will now become Banijay Media Germany, made up of three pillars: House of Brands, House of Likes and House of Rights. Creative marketing unit House of Brands works […]

Opinion: Mapping the Nordic market & what it means to Formatland

Consolidation has been rife across the industry over recent months, so who better than TBI’s resident format expert Siobhan Crawford to pin down exactly who owns what & what it means for the rest of the industry Mergers and acquisitions. It is not just Banijay’s favourite hobby, it is happening on all fronts. So many […]

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