Banijay


Banijay buys Survivor prodco Castaway

Banijay has acquired Survivor prodco Castaway Television, TBI can reveal. Castaway owners Charlie Parsons, Lord Waheed Alli and Bob Geldof have sold the company and format to France-based Banijay, and Banijay Rights will be selling it internationally once the deal closes, TBI has learned. Contacted this morning, Castaway confirmed the news. “We have had an […]

Vimeo staffs up for content and originals push

Vimeo has made a trio of hires as it pushes into original programming, coproductions and premium drama acquisitions, bringing on execs from Paramount, Hulu and Bunim Murray, TBI understands. The video service has already said it is keen to “follow in the footsteps” of Netflix, and wants a Vimeo SVOD service stocked with premium programming and […]

Production hub for show at centre of IP battle

The producers of The Best of All gameshow are setting up a European production hub for the show. The news comes as Israeli free-TV broadcaster Reshet orders a second season of the shiny-floor show. The format is at the centre of an ongoing format dispute between its producer, FremantleMedia-owned Abot Hameiri, and Banijay Group, which […]

Raft of Secret Life of 4 Year Olds deals

The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds format has been picked up by broadcasters across Europe. The format observes a group of 4 year olds in detail, showing how they play and interact with each other in a real nursery setting. The show was created by UK prodco RDF, which is part of the Banijay […]

New deals for controversial Banijay format

All Against 1, the Banijay format at the centre of an IP dispute with FremantleMedia, has been racked up new deals in Denmark, Finland and Norway, with a free TV deal in the works in Germany. FremantleMedia-backed alleges the show is a copy of its Dori Media-distributed format Best of All. A formats dispute erupted […]

Banijay lands ABC order for Gervais gameshow

ABC has ordered Five to Survive, a new gameshow created by Ricky Gervais and being made by the US arm of Banijay. The one-hour gameshow will see The Office star Gervais interacting with kids as they try and help grown-ups answer questions and win a cash prize. Gervais comments: “I’ve never understood the saying ‘never […]

Non Stop gets Connick Jr., new Canal+ deal

French celebrity news channel Non Stop People has renewed its carriage deal with Canal+ and acquired local rights to Harry Connick Junior talkshow Harry. The channel is operated as a joint venture between Banijay Group and Mediatic System, Hugues Dangy’s investment vehicle. Harry, in which the crooner interviews celebs, will be stripped on Non Stop […]

Vivendi’s Guess My Age heads to Germany

Vivendi’s formats division, Vivendi Entertainment, has shopped its Guess My Age format to ARD in Germany. The German pubcaster has ordered a 15-episode local version of the show and will air it weekly from December. Banijay’s Brainpool will produce the show. The format sees contestants given €100,000 (US$122,000) that they then use to bet on […]

Warner Bros poaches BBCWW’s Blot for France

Warner Bros. has hired French TV veteran Jean-Louis Blot to run a new production business in France. Blot (pictured), a well-known producer, comes to the studio from the BBC, where he was head of BBC Worldwide Productions France. He will set up and run a new WB division, Warner Bros. International Television Production France, based […]

Jackson exits Banijay, joins Blue Ant

Banijay Group global sales chief Michael Jackson has left the company and joined Blue Ant International. Jackson’s exit comes after those of Emmanuelle Namiech, Jimmy Humphrey and several other former Banijay International sales execs in the wake of the company’s merger with Zodiak Media. TBI understands that the only member of the former Banijay International […]

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