Our News 2017-06-26T08:53:36+00:00

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2901, 2018

Banijay Rights sends 170 hours of factual content to TV 2 Denmark

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has concluded a significant factual deal with Denmark’s TV 2, it was announced today, as the public broadcaster picks up 170 hours of programming for air during 2018. The deal features a host of brand new licenses for shows including 10 Puppies and Us (RDF Television for BBC Two), a 4 x 60’ series charting the ups and downs of ten puppies and their families through their all-important first six months together, and series two of Saving Lives at Sea (12 x 60’, Blast! Films for BBC Two), which follows the [...]

2601, 2018

Magiki Unlocks International Sales

Banijay Group’s  Zodiak Kids, De Agostini Editore, Planeta Junior & Animasia announce today that their animated preschool hit Magiki has sold into Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The 52 x 11’ upper preschool show has been picked up by Discovery Kids for its services in the Middle East and North Africa. In Russia, Magiki has been acquired by Karusel, the public broadcaster dedicated to kids and youth TV. The show has also been sold to ITI Neovision in Poland for children’s channel MiniMini+. Magiki is based on the DeAgostini collectible figurines range which launched in 2009 and [...]

2301, 2018

Banijay Group acquires digital influencer specialists Shauna Events

Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content creation Group for television and multimedia platforms, has acquired the French fast-growing digital company Shauna Events. Over the next year, Banijay Group plans to expand its digital capabilities significantly. This acquisition is part of a wider strategy to break into new business areas, closely linked to the Group’s core TV production activities. Created and led by Magali Berdah, Shauna Events creates original content for social media networks as well as specialising in forging collaborative partnerships between brands and digital influencers, especially reality TV talent. The partnership allows for a product or brand to [...]

1501, 2018

Stefano Torrisi appointed Executive Vice President of Magnolia (Italy), a Banijay Group Company

Banijay Group has today announced a new change in leadership in Italy. Stefano Torrisi has been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President for Magnolia, a Banijay Group company. Stefano is currently Executive Vice President of Banijay Spain, overseeing the business’ content and commercial development. His expanded role will see him take on the same responsibilities for local operations in Italy, as well as leadership of Magnolia. Peter Langenberg, COO of Banijay Group and Chairman of Magnolia Italy, said “I’m delighted that Stefano will be expanding his role to encompass two key markets in which his production experience is [...]

1501, 2018

ITV Scripted duo link with Banijay to launch Neon Ink

Banijay Group, the leading creator, producer and distributor of worldwide content, has today announced the addition of new scripted outfit, Neon Ink, founded by former ITV Studios creative drama execs Kate Lewis and Julia Walsh. Neon Ink is a joint venture with Banijay and becomes the fourth scripted production company to be added to Banijay’s UK division in the last year. Neon Ink will operate out of Banijay’s central London drama hub on John Adam Street. Lewis and Walsh previously worked together at ITV Studios as Executive Producer and Development Head respectively and are already building an ambitious slate of [...]

1912, 2017

Banijay Group increases scripted output through joint investment in future production of leading soap Familie

Banijay Group has today increased its scripted output through a partnership which sees MEDIALAAN, the parent company of VTM, and production house Zodiak Belgium, a Banijay Group company, joining forces to invest in the future of popular long-running daily VTM series Familie. Now in its 28th season, Familie continues to go from strength to strength, with its latest series achieving the highest viewing figures of the last ten years. The new partnership will see the two companies build on this success story, investing further in people, content and infrastructure in the coming years. The first stage in this new collaboration [...]

1412, 2017

Banijay Group strikes new deal for All Against 1

Following recent successes in Denmark and Finland, Banijay’s ratings hit format All Against 1, the interactive studio-based entertainment show which pits one contestant against the entire nation, has been commissioned by public broadcaster France 2 in France.  The series will be delivered by leading French producer Air Productions, a Banijay Group company. A 10 x 90’ series of All Against 1 is also about to launch in primetime on NRK in Norway on 13 January 2018, produced by Nordisk Film TV Norway, a Banijay Group company. All Against 1 delivers entertainment for the whole family with the seamless inclusion of [...]