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


2504, 2018

Zodiak Kids Appoints Biplano & Sagoo for Lilybuds

Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids announces today that it has appointed Biplano as licensing agent in Italy & Spain alongside Sagoo for France for its new pre-school series Lilybuds ahead of its launch in France this Spring on France 5. The series follows the adventures of a playful community of tiny magical gardeners known as Lilybuds. This fraternity of funny friends, each with a big personality, are united in purpose to tend to the extraordinary garden where they live while caring for all the animal creatures that live nearby. The 52 x 11’ series is produced by Zodiak Kids Studios and [...]

1104, 2018

Leading Industry Executive Marcus Wolter to become CEO of newly created Banijay Germany

Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content creation group for television and multimedia platforms, today announces that Marcus Wolter will become CEO of the newly created Banijay Germany from August 2018. In this new role Wolter will oversee all of Banijay Group’s operations in Germany including Brainpool and Banijay Productions Germany. Formerly Endemol Shine’s Chairman Northern Europe and CEO Germany, Wolter will also become a shareholder of the group in Germany. Marco Bassetti, CEO Banijay Group, comments, “Banijay Germany is a brand new umbrella company - created to take advantage of the myriad opportunities in this significant market. Our aim [...]

1104, 2018

Banijay Rights secures distribution of hit drama Vidago Palace

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, is to distribute ratings-winning drama Vidago Palace worldwide, it was announced today by Caroline Torrance, Head of Scripted. Hailed as the very first drama co-production between RTP (Portugal) and TVG (Spain), Vidago Palace is a 6 x 1 hour event series, produced by leading companies Portocabo and HOP! Set among the most exclusive European High Class Society at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Vidago Palace is a period love story. Against the glamorous backdrop of the luxury hotel and health resort in Vidago, Portugal, two young people of different classes [...]

904, 2018

Deepak Dhar to spearhead Banijay Group’s growth in South East Asia as Founder and CEO of Newly Created Banijay Asia

Deepak Dhar, the man credited with being the key driving force behind content production in India, has partnered with Banijay Group, world's largest independent content creation group for television and multimedia platforms. Dhar and Banijay have entered into a 50:50 joint venture in a bid to expand the Group’s presence in India & South East Asia. The partnership will see Deepak launching and spearheading the group’s operations in India and South East Asia as Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Banijay Asia. In this new alliance, Banijay Asia, under the guidance of Dhar, will produce scripted and non-scripted content across multiple [...]

904, 2018

Banijay Rights licenses multi-genre package totalling more than 65 hours to US arts network Ovation

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has licensed a package of more than 65 hours of programming to Ovation, America’s only arts network. The high-volume deal sees two seasons of Story Vault Films’ Portrait Artist of the Year and two seasons of Landscape Artist of the Year, both originally produced for Sky Arts in the UK, making their US debut. The long-running competitions, which whittle down the nation’s most gifted painters to find the country’s most talented portrait and landscape artists, have rated highly in the UK, with Portrait Artist of the Year becoming the most-watched programme [...]

1303, 2018

Banijay Rights unveils first look deal with Nimble Dragon as part of diverse new factual line-up

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, is set to launch a diverse range of new factual content at MIPTV, drawing on a new first look deal, its ongoing partnerships with acclaimed independent producers and the latest programming, already pre-sold to a number of territories, delivering from within the Group. An exclusive first look deal has been signed with Cardiff-based independent Nimble Dragon, an ambitious new production company specialising in popular factual and sports entertainment. Established in 2017 by Creative Directors Tess Cuming and Dylan Wyn Davies, Nimble Dragon focuses on delivering distinctive high-quality programming for multiple platforms. [...]

103, 2018

Banijay Group expands its German presence creating Banijay Productions Germany with leading executive Arno Schneppenheim as Managing Director

Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content creation group for television and multimedia platforms, has today created a brand new production company in Germany, Banijay Productions Germany. Award-winning industry veteran Arno Schneppenheim, former founder of Endemol Shine-owned German production company Florida TV, will run Banijay Productions Germany from its headquarters in Cologne. Marco Bassetti, CEO Banijay Group, commented, “Germany is one of the largest and diverse broadcast markets in the world with a strong growth in pay and OTT services.  At Banijay Group we intend to capitalise on the many opportunities this flourishing territory can offer and are delighted to [...]