Banijay France brings together five diversified and complementary French leading production companies: Adventure Line Productions, Air Productions, Banijay Productions, H2O and KM. Banijay France is by far the leading French producer in terms of hours produced. The group also includes in France Non Stop People, a cable channel and digital platform as well as Fortune Cookie, a brand content label.
The Scripted Division is led by Takis Candilis.
François de Brugada is CEO of Banijay France, in charge of the 6 non scripted Banijay Group companies in France : Air Productions, ALP, Banijay Productions, H2O, KM, and the pay channel & digital platform, Non Stop People.
François started his career in marketing at Danone Group. He joined the French private channel M6 in 2001 and rapidly moved to a position of head of commissioning for reality TV, gameshows and special events and channel’s art director.
De Brugada joined Banijay Group at its launch early 2008. As EVP for Content and later COO, he played a pivotal role during the first 7 years in Banijay’s international expansion. In 2015, he was named CEO of Banijay Group France. In 2016, following the merger of Banijay Group and Zodiak Media, he became CEO of Banijay France.