Italy’s Casta Diva hires former Banijay exec Massimo Righini for format venture

Italian media firm Casta Diva Group has launched a TV production unit and appointed former Banijay exec Massimo Righini to head it up. Casta Diva Entertainment will be a part of Casta Diva Pictures and has been founded to create new original formats and find existing formats, which will then be presented to Italian and international […]

Banijay names Italy & Iberia CEO’s, Nonpanic creative chief exits

Banijay has appointed Pilar Blasco and Paolo Bassetti to head up the production giant’s operations in Iberia and Italy respectively, while TBI understands that the chief creative officer of Married At First Sight Italia prodco Nonpanic is leaving the company. Blasco becomes CEO of Banijay Iberia and will lead eight labels, including Gestmusic, Diagonal, Shine […]

Banijay takes stake in new Italian prodco

France-based Banijay Group has acquired a minority stake in new Italian producer DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself). DRY’s creators – Fabrizio Ievolella, Danila Battaglini, Francesco Lauber and Leopoldo Gasparotto – have produced local versions of international formats such as Masterchef and X Factor. Banijay said they plan to use this experience to create original formats for […]

News brief: Banijay launches Italian producer

Banijay Group has launched an Italian production company with local producer Filipo Cipriano. Banijay will own 60% of NonPanic, with Cipriano holding 35% and Piergiorgio Camilli taking the last 5%. The prodco will target Italy’s pay TV channels and is already producing a 12-part reality series for Sky Italia. Banijay acquired the stake through CEO […]