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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