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Banijay and Eyeworks announce new deals for diving shows

Banijay and Eyeworks have both sealed new deals for their respective diving formats Stars in Danger: High Diving and Celebrity Splash. Banijay International has inked a deal with Ambra Multimedia and the Italian producer will make a local version of Stars in Danger: High Diving (pictured) for Mediaset. Which of Mediaset’s Italian channels will air […]

Banijay sells Stars in Danger diving format into China

Banijay has shopped Stars in Danger: High Diving into China. The format, part of a dispute between Banijay and Eyeworks, has been shopped to satellite broadcaster Jiangsu Satellite Channel and a 10x90mins series is slated to debut in a primetime slot next spring. As per the German format, devised by Banijay Group company Brainpool and […]

Banijay wins Popstars format dispute with Talpa

A court in the Netherlands has ruled that Talpa cannot launch ‘The Next Popstar’ format under that name because it is too similar to ‘Popstars‘, the format ultimately owned by Banijay. The District Court of The Hague issued a ruling yesterday that the title of the upcoming Talpa talent show was too similar to that […]

Middle Eastern broadcasters board Banijay’s Trust

Three Middle Eastern broadcasters have signed up to take local versions of Banijay International’s gameshow Trust. This follows local productions in France with France 2 and in Turkey with ATV. Rotana Khaligia in Saudi Arabia, Rotana Egypt and Future TV in Lebanon will launch the 20x1hour gameshow in weekly primetime slots. I-deas TV Productions will […]

Banijay to produce French version of Keshet’s Marathon

French production company Banijay is to produce a local version of Israeli format Marathon after striking a deal with Keshet International. The French production arm of the international producer and distributor has optioned the format, making it the first global partner to remake the series. Marathon sees five people with no athletic background get together […]

Diving formats battle hots up as Fox buys Banijay show

The competition between Banijay and Eyeworks over their respective diving formats has heated up after Fox acquired Stars in Danger: High Diving. The US deal follows Eyeworks inking an agreement with US broadcast net ABC for its format Celebrity Splash. The two distributors have locked horns over the formats after Banijay said the Eyeworks format […]

Banijay considers legal action over Eyeworks’ diving format

French production and distribution group Banijay said this morning that it is taking legal advice relating to concerns that Eyeworks’ format Celebrity Splash is too similar to its own show Stars in Danger. Banijay said it has recruited copyright lawyers to examine the legal situation and, if appropriate, to commence legal action against Eyeworks. The […]

Banijay acquires rights to Opposite Worlds

Banijay International has acquired the global rights to Chilean reality format Opposite Worlds after striking a deal with Canal 13. The series sees a number of teams compete to live in the luxury of the future or the hardship of the past. It launched on Canal 13 and drew audience shares of over 50% and […]

DRG wins back Underbelly rights

DRG has picked up international rights to the latest two seasons of popular Australian crime drama Underbelly. The distributor sold the first three seasons of the scripted series before ITV Studios stepped in and took the rights to the fourth season, Underbelly: Razor. DRG will now sell Underbelly 5: Badness and Underbelly 6: Squizzy. The […]

Banijay acquires Underbelly producer Screentime

International producer and distributor Banijay Group has acquired Australian producer Screentime, the company behind hit crime drama Underbelly, as it looks to move into the scripted world. Banijay has acquired a majority stake in the production company, which was founded by Des Monaghan and Bob Campbell, and marks the first time that Banijay has moved […]

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