Best of All

Fremantle and Banijay settle format row

FremantleMedia prodco Abot Hameiri and Banijay Group have settled their legal dispute over alleged similarities between the Best of All and All Against 1 formats. The pair issued a joint statement this morning that confirmed the issue was closed, while keeping specific details of the settlement under wraps. “The legal dispute between the parties has […]

Banijay to counter claim in formats dispute

Banijay has issued a strongly-worded rebuttal to Abot Hameiri’s copyright infringement claim, and said it plans to counterclaim against the FremantleMedia-backed Israeli prodco. Banijay said it was “surprised and offended” by Abot Hameiri’s allegations, and, based upon the £40,000 (US$50,000) being sought, questioned whether the case is a “nothing more than a nuisance claim”. Production […]

Fremantle takes Banijay formats row legal

FremantleMedia is taking Banijay Group to court after the pair failed to resolve a formats dispute. FremantleMedia-owned Israeli prodco Abot Hameiri went public with an allegation that Banijay Zodiak Nordisk had copied its format Best of All format ahead of MIPCOM. FremantleMedia said this afternoon it will take the matter to court after renewed attempts […]

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 to battle legal threat over format

Banijay Group has responded to Israeli prodco Abot Hamieri, which alleges the Danish arm of the France-based TV giant stole an idea for its All Against 1 format, by saying it will fight the claims. Banijay also claims the allegations have been timed to disrupt its sales effort at MIPCOM. Lewis Silkin is representing Abot Hamieri, and formal legal documents for breach of […]