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


2007, 2017

Banijay Launches Fearless Minds

Banijay Group, the leading creator, producer and distributor of worldwide content, has today announced the launch of Fearless Minds, the second scripted production company to be added to the UK division of Banijay this year. The addition marks the groups continued momentum in the genre and follows the launch of BlackLight TV in the spring. A joint venture with Managing Director Jolyon Symonds, Fearless Minds will develop and produce memorable, distinctive, original stories for the UK and the international market, working with writers and directors to support their vision and creativity. Symonds has previously produced award-winning drama and feature films [...]

1807, 2017

Bunim/Murray Productions signs exclusive production deal with former Zodiak USA CCO and CEO Joel Karsberg

Pod Deal serves as official launch of Karsberg's new company, Kreativ Inc. Banijay Group’s Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), producers of longstanding franchises The Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, has signed an exclusive production deal with former Zodiak USA Chief Creative Officer and Chief Executive Officer Joel Karsberg. Under the pod deal with Karsberg’s new company, Kreativ Inc., he will develop and produce unscripted formats, backed exclusively by BMP.  Jesse Daniels, former Director of Development at Entertainment One (eOne), will join the new company as Vice President of Development. MTV recently announced Kreativ Inc. and BMP’s first [...]

1807, 2017

Zodiak Kids MCN hits 1.2 Million subscribers partners with Future Today to launch on OTT & signs GivingTales

Zodiak Kids announces today that it’s You Tube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) has hit over 1.2M Subscribers and had over 20 billion watch time minutes consumed on the platforms. The Zodiak Kids MCN is responsible for popular preschool and kids brands available through the certified YouTube Kids App, channels include Mister Maker, LoliRock and Little Grey Fergie. Zodiak Kids has just agreed to a partnership with Future Today, a US based technology and distribution company, to bring its flagship channel ZeeKay and its preschool hub channel ZeeKay Junior, which run on YouTube, for distribution on various OTT platforms.  As part of [...]

707, 2017

The Crystal Maze captures 3.4M for Channel 4

The Crystal Maze has proved hugely popular for Channel 4, becoming the number 1 performing programme in its Friday night slot this year, in the 16-34 demographic. The brand new 20x60 series kicked off with four special celebrity episodes in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, and saw 2.4m* viewers tune in to watch the launch episode. A further 1million viewers caught up over the next 7 days, forming a consolidated audience of 3.4m with a 14.1% share, 22% above the C4 slot average share of 11.6% The Fizz produced show presented by Richard Ayoade has captured the imagination of [...]

2906, 2017

Pricing of €365.0 Million of senior secured notes

Banijay Group S.A.S., a société par actions simplifée incorporated under the laws of France (the “Issuer”) announced today that it has priced €365.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.0% senior secured notes due 2022 (the “Notes”). The Notes are expected to be issued on or about July 6, 2017, subject to customary closing condition. The Issuer will use the proceeds of the Notes, together with the proceeds of a €60.0 million senior term loan, to: (i) repay all amounts outstanding under its existing senior credit facilities; (ii) repay a portion of its shareholder debt; (iii) pay the consideration payable [...]

2906, 2017

New drama for Zodiak Kids Studios

Zodiak Kids Studios announces today a brand new commission for CBBC Joe All Alone. The series will consist of 4 x 30 minute episodes filming this summer in Northern Ireland for delivery later this year. Zodiak Kids Studios UK Creative Director Steven Andrew (Secret Life of Boys/CBBC, The Lodge/ Disney) will executive produce. The series will be adapted for television by Guy Burt (Harriet’s Army) from Joanna Nadin’s book Joe All Alone, directed by Beryl Richards (Secret Life of Boys) and produced by Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Been so Long). The story is a powerful and moving story of a boy who [...]

2706, 2017

Banijay Rights locks in key presales for new factual crime series

Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group, has concluded significant sales for its latest factual crime series, as I Married A Murderer is signed in the UK and American Justice is picked up in the US, it was announced today by CEO Tim Mutimer. The psychologically compelling true crime series I Married A Murderer has presold to UKTV, where it will air on its channel Really later this year. Produced by Bellum Entertainment, the 104-episode series has also been picked up by Australia’s Foxtel for their C&I channel, in a presale brokered by Alex LeMerle, VP of Sales. [...]