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  1. Banijay Rights sends RFDS across Europe and the Middle East

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    Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of Banijay, today announces further sales of RFDS, following the gripping drama’s second season renewal by the Seven Network in Australia last month.

    In deals negotiated across the Banijay Rights global sales team, the first season of RFDS has been acquired by Sky Italia, RTE in Ireland, M7 Group S.A. in Czech Republic and Slovakia, TV JOJ in Slovakia and The Walt Disney Company in Africa and the Middle East.

    These agreements follow previous sales of the drama to Channel 4 for More 4 in the UK, PBS in the US, TV4 in Sweden, SBS in Belgium, Talpa in the Netherlands and TVNZ in New Zealand.

    Claire Jago, EVP Sales and Acquisitions EMEA, Banijay Rights, said: “The re-commission of this powerful drama will once again chronicle the heroics and extra-ordinary stories of the doctors, nurses and support staff who risk their lives to save others in Australia’s red heart. We are thrilled this series will continue to delight audiences across Europe and the Middle East.”

    Produced by Endemol Shine Australia – a Banijay company – for Channel 7 and 7plus, RFDS portrays the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, capturing the beauty and brutality of Australia’s vast centre where doctors and nurses, pilots and support staff negotiate the unique challenges of emergency rescue across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.

    The three-time TV Week Logie Awardsand AACTAnominated drama will see the return of acclaimed cast Emma Hamilton, Stephen Peacocke, Rob Collins, Justine Clarke, Ash Ricardo, Jack Scott, Sofia Nolan, Rodney Afif, Ash Hodgkinson and Thomas Weatherall.

    Just a year after Eliza left Broken Hill behind, much has changed, with lives at RFDS South East progressing at a rapid rate. The determined team will face some of their most confronting challenges to date – in the air, on land, with each other, and within themselves.

    Production on RFDS season two will commence in 2023. Writers Ian Meadows and Claire Phillips are returning with scripting under way. The series will be produced by Imogen Banks and Sara Richardson and executive produced by Julie McGauran for the Seven Network.

    Season one of RFDS achieved a national total TV audience season average of 1.09 million viewers, with an average BVOD per episode of 110,000 people.


    RFDS received major production investment from the Seven Network in association with Screen Australia and was financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW Fund and the Regional Filming Fund.Banijay Rights is the exclusive distributor of RFDS across all platforms.

  2. Banijay Rights strikes multiple global sales for RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service

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    Banijay Rights today announces the sale of gripping new drama RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service to a raft of broadcasters worldwide.

     

    Ahead of the eight-hour drama’s much-anticipated premiere on Channel 7 and 7plus in Australia on Wednesday, 11th August, RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service has been acquired by Channel 4 for More 4 in the UK, PBS in the US, TV4 in Sweden, SBS in Belgium, Talpa in the Netherlands and TVNZ in New Zealand.

     

    Produced by Endemol Shine Banks for the Seven Network, RFDS portrays the modern-day heroes of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, capturing the beauty and brutality of Australia’s vast centre where doctors and nurses, pilots and support staff negotiate the unique challenges of emergency rescue across some of the most inhospitable places in the country.

     

    The drama, co-created by Imogen Banks, Mark Fennessy and Ian Meadows, stars TV Week Logie Award-winning actor Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Wanted), TV Week Logie Award-winning star Rob Collins (Mystery Road S2, Total Control, Glitch) and acclaimed actors Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge, The Tudors), Justine Clarke (Tangle, Hungry Ghosts, The Time Of Our Lives) and Ash Ricardo (Offspring, Bite Club).

    RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service received major production investment from Seven Network in association with Screen Australia and was financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW Fund and the Regional Filming Fund. Banijay Rights is the exclusive distributor of RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service across all platforms.

     

    Claire Jago, EVP Sales and Acquisitions EMEA, Banijay Rights, said: “Based on extraordinary real-life stories, RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service is a powerful drama series that not only perfectly chronicles the ‘edge-of-your-seat’ emergencies our heroes attend, but also the sense of community that brings these lives together. We’re extremely pleased with the widespread interest for this show, which we are sure will delight viewers worldwide.”

     

    RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service is produced by Imogen Banks and Sara Richardson for Endemol Shine Banks while Executive Producers are Mark and Carl Fennessy for Endemol Shine Australia and Julie McGauran for Seven.

  3. Banijay Rights sets new EMEA sales structure

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    Banijay Rights today confirms its new sales structure in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

     

    The revised team follows the recent promotion of Claire Jago to EVP, EMEA Sales and Sales and Acquisitions – a role that sees her take responsibly for all Banijay Rights sales activity in the region, representing its 100,000+hour-strong catalogue.

     

    Elliott Chalkley assumes Jago’s previous role of SVP Nordics, while Marion Vergnaud has been promoted to SVP Italy Iberia & Malta – Chalkley’s former position that now comprises the additional territory of Malta.

     

    Vergnaud’s previous role of VP Greece, Turkey & Baltics has been divided among three sales executives, who all take on new territories in addition to their current responsibilities. Veronique Verges is confirmed as SVP German Territories, Poland, Hungary & Romania while Robin Pollok is VP Middle East, Africa, Israel, Greece & Cyprus and Moscow-based Alexander Rubanov is VP Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Baltics & Turkey.

     

    The remainder of the EMEA sales business will continue to be covered by Chris Stewart (SVP UK & Ireland), Alex Le Merle (SVP Benelux), Isabelle Queme (SVP French-Speaking EMEA) and Samia Moktar (VP CEE & Airlines).

     

    Meanwhile, Andrew Dickens joins Banijay Rights as VP, Press, and will take responsibility for the division’s press strategy. Dickens joins from TV industry PR consultancy Boom! PR, where he was Account Director. He previously held Senior Press Officer roles at the UK Government and prior to this, was Chief Reporter at TV industry publication C21 Media.

     

    Spearheaded by CEO Cathy Payne, Banijay Rights commands a catalogue of more than 100,000 hours, comprising some of the biggest brands on the planet, such as Survivor, MasterChef, Temptation Island, Mr Bean and Grantchester.

  4. Claire Jago Takes EMEA Lead at Banijay Rights

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    Banijay Rights today confirms Claire Jago has been promoted to EVP, EMEA Sales and Acquisitions. In her expanded role, she will now take responsibility for the team and activity across the entire region, reporting to the division’s CEO, Cathy Payne.

     

    Jago takes on the role following eight months as SVP, Nordics at Banijay Rights. Prior to the acquisition of Endemol Shine Group by Banijay, she was a Senior Sales Director for Endemol Shine International. Joining the business back in 2006 as an Executive Assistant, she has since enjoyed a successful growth trajectory during which she has worked across much of EMEA, building a sizeable client base spanning Nordics, Benelux, Greece, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Now expanding her remit, she will oversee the group’s cross-genre sales and acquisitions strategy in the region, representing its 100,000+ hour-strong catalogue.

     

    Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights comments: “Claire has a proven track record across EMEA, is a determined sales force and demonstrates tremendous commercial judgement, making her the perfect fit for the role. We have worked together for years and I look forward to continuing to partner closely in further building out our success course in the region.”

     

    Claire Jago comments: “Having spent almost 15 years working with some of the team and a vast amount of the catalogue, I am beyond proud to be taking the next step in the new world of Banijay Rights. With scale, an abundance of titles and a fantastic team around us, we have so much opportunity for growth across EMEA and I can’t wait to get started.”

     

    Banijay Rights’ world-renowned portfolio includes MasterChef, Big Brother, Survivor, Mr Bean, Peaky Blinders, Temptation Island, Grantchester, Big Brother and upcoming scripted title, Chloe.

     

    Alongside Jago, Matt Creasey continues in his role as EVP, Sales, Co-Productions & Acquisitions, Rest of the World, catering for the territories outside the EMEA remit.