SVT orders Swedish adaptation of Banijay’s ‘All Against 1’ format

Swedish pubcaster SVT has commissioned a local version of Banijay’s entertainment format All Against 1. Banijay-owned Mastiff Sweden will produce the series, which will be known locally as 1 Mot Sverige and debut on the broadcaster this fall. This marks the seventh adaptation of the format, which pits a contestant against the nation, with viewers […]

Banijay expands in France with acquisition of ‘Mystery Duets’ prodco DMLS TV

Banijay has continued its recent acquisition spree by buying the French producer behind TF1 shows Duos Mystères (Mystery Duets) and La Chanson Secrète (The Secret Song). DMLS TV will become part of Banijay France and will continue to be led by Anne Marcassus and Mathieu Vergne, who founded the company two decades ago. They will […]

How an adventure format thrived despite the pandemic

You might have assumed that lockdowns and travel restrictions would have put an abrupt halt to adventure format commissions, yet veteran show Survivor is in the midst of its most successful year ever. TBI hears from Banijay’s Lucas Green and Julia Dick on how the show has thrived. Survivor is a cornerstone of the Banijay […]

Denmark’s TV 2 Zulu orders Mastiff’s celebrity drag artist format

TV 2 Zulu in Denmark is preparing to debut a new entertainment format from Mastiff Denmark, which sees drag artists transform celebrities into gender revolutionaries. Drag Me Out follows a recurring posse of drag artists as they compete to create fabulous personas for well-known celebrities. One artist will leave after each episode, culminating in a […]

Banijay taps Zeppelin exec to lead new Iberian creative agency

Banijay has diversified its Iberian operations by rolling out a new creative agency to be led a Zeppelin exec, just days after unveiling a talent division in France. The label, IMA, will be part of Banijay Iberia and is being led by Agus Cantero. It will offer “boutique creative solutions and services” to help promote […]

Banijay’s UK prodco Remarkable raids Optomen for factual development chief

Banijay-owned Remarkable TV has rejigged its factual team by appointing a former Optomen exec as its head of development. Matthew Winter will create a new factual development strategy for the company and build on existing titles, which includes Your Home Made Perfect for BBC Two, Virtually History for YouTube, Inside Chernobyl With Ben Fogle for […]

Banijay launches French talent agency with Non Stop’s Hugues Dangy

Banijay has launched a France-based talent agency that will attempt to tap into the relationship between influencers and TV. Banijay Talent will be part of Banijay France and is to be led by Hugues Dangy, who becomes president having previously founded fellow Banijay outfit Non Stop Group, which he has led and co-owned with the […]

Exclusive: Arte buys Hebrew-language menopause dramedy ‘Fifty’

French and German broadcaster Arte has picked up Israeli comedy drama Fifty, TBI has learned. The eight-parter was produced by Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Israel for domestic broadcaster Yes TV and created by novelist and screenwriter Yael Hedaya, who was behind Betipul (In Treatment). The Hebrew-language dramedy will debut 16 July on Arte and tells the […]

Peacock preps Endemol Shine period dating show ‘Pride & Prejudice’

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock has ordered a new dating format from Endemol Shine North America (ESNA) that takes participants to the Regency era. Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment In Romance will see contestants transported to Regency-style England, where a group of eligible suitors will attempt “to win the heart of the heroine and her court.” The […]