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1810, 2018

Banijay Productions to Produce Survivor for Vox and TV

Banijay Productions, a Banijay Group company, today announces the launch of Survivor in Germany with Vox and TV Now. Already with over 40 local format territories worldwide, Banijay Group’s leading adventure reality format is set to return to the European territory for a new series.   In its 37th season in the U.S., Survivor, the Emmy-winning Unscripted hit show has already proved a ratings success worldwide with key territories also including Australia France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands. And in Germany, the show will see 18 people sent to a desert island for 40 long days with [...]

1810, 2018

Banijay Rights to Bring International Drama Co-Pro The Gulf, to Global Market

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has secured global distribution rights to The Gulf, a brand new international drama co-production, it announced today.   The Gulf is a six-part co-production from New Zealand’s Screentime (Straight Forward, Dear Murderer), Lippy Pictures (Jean, Field Punishment No 1), German fiction specialist Letterbox Filmproduktion (Bad Banks), a member company of the Studio Hamburg Production Group, and broadcaster ZDF.   This German–New Zealand thriller has already attracted a host of key international broadcasters, with MediaWorks’ Three in New Zealand and Nine in Australia onboard. With direction from Charlie Haskell (Straight Forward, Tangiwai), Gaysorn Thavat (Fresh [...]

1010, 2018

Yellow Bird Launches in the U.S.

Banijay Group’s Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) and Yellow Bird Sweden, today announce the launch of Yellow Bird U.S.. Led by Marianne Gray, the new joint venture follows the award-winning Scandinavian brand’s extensive success worldwide and launch in the UK earlier in 2018.   A Producer for Yellow Bird Sweden, Gray has been pivotal to a number of the label’s leading high-quality brands including Headhunters and Occupied. She is also currently leading production on a new, yet-to-be-announced title shooting in Italy.   Established in Sweden in 2003, Yellow Bird has gone on to become a prolific, internationally-recognised production company. Building its reputation [...]

1010, 2018

Yellow Bird Sweden Hires Stefan Baron as Head of Business Affairs

Yellow Bird, a Banijay Group company, today announces the appointment of Stefan Baron as Head of Business Affairs. Also fulfilling the role of Executive Producer, he will join the business on 1 December 2018.   Baron previously served as Head of International Co-Productions and Executive Producer at Sweden’s Nice Drama, where he was responsible for the international financing of the business’ drama projects and long-term international collaborations. His EP credits there included Alone in Space, Midnight Sun, Hassel and Thicker Than Water. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Swedish public broadcaster, SVT, including Head of Drama. [...]

1010, 2018

Banijay Group Acquires Terence Films

Banijay Group, the world’s largest independent content producer and distributor, today announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Terence Films, an award-winning French Scripted production label.   Founded in 2005 and 100% owned by Stéphane Meunier and Bertrand Cohen, Terence Films has been responsible for over 300 hours of premium Scripted programming across television, feature films and branded content. To date, titles have included Les Innocents for TF1 and now Amazon Prime Video, award-winning Fortunes for Arte and France 2, award-winning Foudre, and Cut, a co-production with Banijay Studios France and Adventure Line Productions for France 0.   Co-founder [...]

410, 2018

Crystal Maze producer, Fizz, Partners with Nice One

Fizz, part of Banijay Group’s RDF, today announces it is striking a partnership with Belfast-based start-up Nice One Productions. The project, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen, will see Fizz work with the comedy entertainment business to co-develop and co-produce a range of formats for local and national broadcasters. The partnership recognises the increasing demand from the UK’s leading broadcasters for content born out of the nations and is in line with RDF’s overall commitment to expanding its operations outside of London. Fizz and Nice One have come together to target five original ideas initially, with all productions stemming [...]

2009, 2018

Banijay Rights’ Hit Format, The Legacy, Set to Air for First Time in Belgium

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces that long-running entertainment format, The Legacy, has been picked up in Belgium for the first time. The new commission, which is for an initial 86 x 45’ episodes, is produced by Zodiak Belgium for RTBF. Locally titled Les Associés the game show will begin on 24 September and will be stripped daily in access prime on RTBF’s French-speaking free-to-air channel, La Une. The Legacy has already been adapted in eight territories and has been a daily hit for more than fifteen years on Rai 1 in Italy and, since [...]