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  1. Banijay Rights Expands Horizons With First Ever Branded Entertainment FAST Channel

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    Banijay Rights today announces the launch of its first ever-dedicated Banijay-branded general entertainment FAST channel, Horizons: Powered By Banijay, in a landmark move that further extends its reach on free ad-supported services worldwide.

    Bringing more than 200 hours of premium UK content to viewers on Samsung TV Plus UK and LG Channels,Horizons: Powered By Banijay will feature a number of series from Banijay’s expansive 130,000-plus hour catalogue including Location, Location, Location, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Pointless, as well as drama series Gunpowder and The Woman in White.

    The new FAST (Free Ad-Supported Television) channel launches this week and features new integrated‘Powered by Banijay’ branding – which will now be added to Banijay Rights’ entire suite of 13 live FAST Channels and more than 50 live streams globally.

    Shaun Keeble, VP Digital, Banijay Rights, said: “Horizons isn’t just a name, it’s a way of thinking – and doing business – for us here at Banijay Rights. Launching our own, dedicated, Banijay-branded FAST channel in the UK is the perfect way to attract new viewers to some of our leading global IP – and with this country’s FAST and AVOD activity growing from strength to strength, it’s a fantastic time to expand on our already burgeoning suite of channels with Horizons and continue to lead the market in this space.”

    Horizons – Powered By Banijay builds on Banijay Rights’ success in the UK global FAST channel market, where earlier this year the business launched its channel brands McLeod’s Daughters and Deal or No Deal USAon Samsung TV Plus UK, as well as Deal or No Deal, Fear Factor and The Biggest Loser on LG.

    Samsung TV Plus is free TV, with no subscription, no sign-up, no additional device, or credit card needed. Pre-installed on all 2016-2022 Samsung Smart TVs, and available for download from the Google Play and Galaxy Store on Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets in select territories. Samsung TV Plus instantly delivers an ever-growing number of channels across multiple genres including news, sports, entertainment, as well as a video on demand library of your favourite movies and popular shows. The free, ad-supported video service is available in the UK and 15 other European territories, all you need is an internet connection. For the latest on Samsung TV Plus, please visit samsung.com/tvplus

  2. Banijay Rights Turns to Tubular Labs for Video Intelligence Across its Global Portfolio of Programming

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     Tubular Labs, the leader in global social video intelligence and measurement, today announces a partnership with Banijay Rights, the global distribution arm of TV production powerhouse Banijay.

    With a multi-genre portfolio of over 130,000 hours of standout programming, Banijay Rights is using Tubular Labs to gain a better understanding of the company’s social media content strategies and commercial return on investment.The team is already using Tubular’s Intelligence products for forward planning, trend identification, data wrangling and competitor benchmarks across all major markets.

    With hundreds of hours of content being uploaded every minute, media distribution companies like Banijay Rights are best prepared to utilize Tubular’s massive data set at scale to better understand and plan against viewing behaviors and larger cultural trends. Tubular provides unique insight into the value of Banijay Rights’ audience through CPM measurement, unlocking the knowledge needed to scale social video investment globally.

    “Tubular’s video intelligence platform is a key piece of Banijay Rights’ overall strategy to expand its global footprint in the digital space and consolidate our position as a market leader, better preparing us for identifying key trends across other means of digital distribution including FAST channels,” said Shaun Keeble, VP Digital, of Banijay Rights.

    With Tubular, Banijay Rights gains greater visibility into the cultural impact of its international content encompassing titles from Banijay’s 120+ in-house labels and a number of third-party producers across drama, comedy, entertainment, documentary, reality and family genres, along with theatrical programming. Measuring how its content stacks up versus its own videos and competitive media properties fuels smart decision-making for Banijay that increases content importance for advertisers and audiences alike. Below are some examples of insights gathered from Tubular Labs:

    • Banijay’s Mr Bean channel ranks among the top 10 British Entertainment creators on YouTube (May 2022). Across all Mr Bean channels, Banijay garnered 2.7B views on YouTube and 3.3B views on Facebook in the last 365 days.

    • The top Mr Bean video alone has received more than 300M views, which makes it one of the top 15 most watched Facebook videos uploaded that year.

    • Another popular Banijay channel, MasterChef World, is currently the #2 global Food & Drink media creatorbased on YouTube views (May 2022). Across all MasterChef channels, the videos reached more than 3B views on YouTube in the last 365 days.

    • MasterChef’s videos about regional cuisine are performing particularly well, compared to the category benchmark: MasterChef’s regional cuisine videos gathered 262k views per video in the first 30 days after upload, vs. the category benchmark of Food & Drink media creators with 154k V30 views.


    • Survivor is the #1 most viewed entertainment channel in Turkey (May 2022) with over 100M views. In the last 365 days, the channel reached 1.1B views on YouTube.

    “On a global scale viewing behavior, programming and trends are shifting as more and more audiences move to social and connected TV formats to get their entertainment. This shift creates a need for publishers, distributors, and brands to change the way they measure and deliver programming to audiences,” said Greg Coleman, CEO of Tubular Labs. “Banijay Rights is responding to the evolution of culture and its impact on media and entertainment with video intelligence as a key ingredient in its next chapter of growth.”