Banijay


Popstars set for Turkish re-launch

The Turkish primetime version of Banijay’s reality singing format Popstars is to re-launch in the territory. Turkish entertainment networks Star TV and Star TV International have commissioned local prodco STR to create a new 13-part series, which will land on air on March 14. The show originally ran in Turkey on Show TV and the […]

Spain’s Telecinco takes the plunge with diving format

Spanish free-to-air broadcaster Telecinco has ordered a local version of Banijay International’s diving format Stars In Danger: High Diving. Banijay’s Cuarzo Producciones will produce the Spanish version, which will  air on Telecinco in 2013. Banijay International will also handle finished tape sales for the Spanish adaptation. This is the seventh license deal for Stars in […]

French network orders Popstars

  Canal+’s French digital network D8 has ordered a local version of the Popstars singing competition format. The format was created by Screentime, which is part of the Banijay group and Banijay’s distribution arm cut the deal with D8. The French Popstars will launch later this year on the digital terrestrial network. The new French […]

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 […]