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


607, 2018

IWC set to produce second series of Britain’s Most Historic Towns for Channel 4

IWC, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned to make another 6x60’ series of Britain’s Most Historic Towns for Channel 4 following the ratings success of season one. Presented by Professor Alice Roberts, each episode studies a key period in British history via the story of a single historic town.  In season two, she will be exploring the Plantagenet, Stuart, Edwardian, Georgian, Civil War and World War periods in towns all over the UK. Roberts will visit historic sites and meet local historians to understand how each town was shaped by the dominant forces of the age and how people might have [...]

307, 2018

Mark Downie Appointed Creative Director of IWC

IWC, a Banijay Group company, has today announced Mark Downie is joining the business as Creative Director. Based in Glasgow, he will be responsible for overseeing and driving IWC’s creative output to expand its existing popular and specialist factual slate. Downie has freelanced for the past year, serving as Executive Producer on ITV’s RTS-nominated Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine and Development Executive at Label1 and 7Wonder where he has been creating new popular factual and documentary series. Downie joined the freelance world from Maverick Television, where, between 2013 and 2016, he was Chief Creative Officer, having begun there as Executive Producer [...]

2606, 2018

Banijay Group Launches Banijay Studios Italy

Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content producer and distributor, today unveils Banijay Studios Italy. Based in Rome and led by Head of Drama, Massimo Del Frate, the new wholly-owned operation, will concentrate on innovative high-quality Scripted content for local broadcasters and OTT platforms. As a new Scripted player in the Italian content market, Banijay Studios Italy will develop original IP for local broadcasters, while also looking at opportunities to locally adapt Banijay Group’s extensive global content catalogue. Additionally, partnering with broadcasters across Italy and Banijay Group’s worldwide network of producers, Del Frate will look to generate innovative co-production ventures. [...]

2106, 2018

Banijay Announces Key European Commission for All Against 1

Ahead of NATPE Budapest International 2018, Banijay Group confirms All Against 1, the interactive, studio-based entertainment format, which pits one contestant against the entire nation, has been commissioned for the first time in Germany. Brainpool, a Banijay Group company, is producing a local version of the series for ProSieben. Known in Germany as “Alle gegen Einen”, the show will consist of four live episodes, which will broadcast later this year with Andreas Viek at the helm as Executive Producer.  All Against 1 is a bold, addictive and engaging format where the contestant and viewers are all asked the same questions, [...]

606, 2018

Banijay Group and Twitter announce global content collaboration

Banijay Group and Twitter today confirm they are entering a global collaboration to monetize Banijay Group content and drive effective brand engagement efforts on the platform. The deal, which acts as one of the global distribution collaborations Twitter is closing recently with production companies, will see the organizations work with brands worldwide to develop lucrative co-branded advertising efforts. As the world’s largest independent content producer and distributor, Banijay Group operates across 16 territories worldwide, and it is via this expansive global production operation it will work with Twitter’s regional entities to develop dedicated offers for brands both locally and globally. [...]

2205, 2018

Banijay Asia and Salman Khan TV collaborates to create content for digital & TV

World’s largest independent content creation group, Banijay Group recently entered Indian & South East Asian market under the guidance of Deepak Dhar with an aim to produce content across genres. Banijay Asia & SK TV, which was launched few years back, come together to create novel and stimulating content for TV and web. This partnership will see Banijay Asia through Deepak Dhar and SK TV providing scripted and non-scripted content across the numerous interesting genres for Indian and South East Asian markets. Commenting on the association, Deepak Dhar, the founder and CEO of Banijay said “I am really looking forward [...]

1805, 2018

Ray Winstone makes factual TV debut in new Sicilian travelogue series

Internationally renowned, multi award-winning British actor Ray Winstone, whose film and television career spans four decades, is to front his first ever factual TV series Ray Winstone’s World: Sicily which will be a 6 x 60’ travelogue series about the Italian island. It is currently in production and is being financed by Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, and producer SWR Media in association with Dash Pictures. Winstone has worked with Directors such as Scorsese and Spielberg as well as acting alongside Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Harrison Ford. With a reputation for being a down to [...]