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  1. Banijay Studios France Partners with Fiction’Air, Belga Productions and RTBF, on New Premium Crime Thriller for TF1

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    Banijay today announces a new French co-production for TF1, Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire, produced in partnership with Banijay Studios France, Fiction’Air, Belga Productions and RTBF. The premium drama will be distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.

    Starring Hélène de Fougerolles, (Balthazar), Gregory Fitoussi (St Tropez, Spiral) and Tcheky Karyo (The Missing, Baptiste),  Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire is set in the heart of the Black Forest, at a binational military base near the French-German border, where twelve bodies, all men, are found in a mass grave. The victims are both French and German, with the murders committed over three decades.  Judge Camille Hartmamnn, played by Hélène de Fougerolles, has a connection to the case, but after a car accident she has lost her memory, and any recollections are side-lined, even though this macabre discovery revives memories Hartmann believed to be buried. Meanwhile, veteran French officer Franz Agerland (Tcheky Karyo) joins forces with young German police officer Erik Maes (Gregory Fitoussi) to investigate the case. Just how connected to the murders is Hartmann?

    Carole Della Valle, Executive Producer, Banijay Studios France says: “Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire is a tense and gripping thriller, with premium production values bringing a cinematic feel to the drama. With a big-name cast in place, known both here in France and internationally, we are confident the drama will engage the TF1 audience and beyond with the support of Banijay Rights. It has been a great experience to work with our co-production partners Fiction’Air, Belga Productions and RTBF, and together we have created a drama we’re all incredibly proud of.”

    Nagui, President at Fiction’Air says: “We are thrilled with this second collaboration with BSF and are looking forward a new scriptied project in the future. With Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire, Fiction’Air is confirming its ambition to offer new series on the national and international scene.”

    Banijay France, led by François de Brugada, encompasses a line-up of boutique creative scripted labels, including Marathon, Shine Fiction, Terence and Banijay Studios France, the company behind Marie Antoinette, which has sold to Australia, the US and UK with further deals to be announced soon. Also within Banijay France is Alain Goldman’s Montmartre Films.

    Banijay is home to the world’s best scripted producers, with over 50 diverse, award-winning labels across the footprint in the UK, US, Australia, Nordics, Germany, Benelux, Iberia, Belgium, Israel, Italy, Poland and India.

  2. Star Academy Returns to TF1

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    Banijay today announces that its French label Endemol France will bring entertainment competition format, Star Academy, back to the country after nine years. To produce the new season of this iconic program, Endemol France has called on DMLS TV, another label within Banijay.

    Fronted by the original host Nikos Aliagas, the most famous musical academy in France will soon welcome a new class. The casting call attracted 10 000 registrants in just 48 hours, showing a very strong interest in the new season.

    Singing, dancing, acting… to become complete artists, this school of excellence will offer the passionate and talented contestants an intensive training programme surrounded by the best teachers. Every day, viewers will be able to follow the progress of the students in a daily show on TF1.

    At the end of each week, the emerging talent will showcase what they’ve learned during the primetime. It is then up to a panel of judges and the viewers to decide who stays and who goes. Living and breathing the life of a singer, will they be able to put their mentoring into practice and be the next star?

    Originally created by Endemol France, Star Academy is a primetime favourite, having sold to 19 territories including Italy and the Middle East, where 11 seasons have aired. It most recently made a return to French Canada, exceeding the channel’s slot by 45% for 18–34-year-olds. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the show in France, with special episodes attracting an audience of over four million for French broadcaster TF1.

    Jean-Louis Blot, CEO of Endemol France says:Star Academy delivers some of the most revered music training in the industry and we can’t wait to showcase a new generation of French talent. The exciting live performances, combined with the expert training the artists will receive, make an entertaining show for all the family.”

    Mathieu Vergne, CEO of DMLS TV comments: “Producing entertainment formats is in our DNA and it is a pleasure to work alongside Endemol France to bring this hit to viewers. We’re ecstatic to have Nikos Aliagas on board and to be reinvigorating the format, following the success of the 20th anniversary last year.”

    Lucas Green, Global Head of Content Operations at Banijay adds: “The Star Academy format is a proven success around the globe, showcasing new talent, reality elements and an exciting competition. With Endemol France and DMLS TV’s expertise in this genre, audiences can expect an unmissable series.”

    A go-to production company, Endemol France has brought hit formats to France including MasterChef, LEGO®Masters and Celebrity Hunted as well as new titles like Chefs to Go and Domino Challenge. Having joined Banijay France in 2021, DMLS TV is also behind well-renowned brands such as a Chanson Secrète (The Secret Song), La Chanson Challenge (The Celebrity Song Challenge) and Duos Mystères (Mystery Duets).

  3. Banijay Acquires Mystery Duets Across Multiple Territories From Can’t Stop Media

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    Following the successful TF1 prime-time launch of shiny-floor entertainment show, “Mystery Duets” (aka “Duos Mysteres”), on Friday 26th February, the channel has greenlit the commission of more episodes scheduled to broadcast later this year. Production will commence as early as May. The show was considered an instant hit, leading the night across all demos and was labeled by the broadcaster as its best launch since “Masked Singer”, in September 2019.

     

    Following a first batch of exclusive deals with ITV Studios, MTV3, Vincent TV and Blu Yazmine in 12 territories, CAN’T STOP media is today announcing it has agreed a multi-territory development deal with Banijay spanning Brazil, India, Mexico, New Zealand Poland, Portugal, Russia and Spain.

     

    Created and produced by DMLSTV, the company behind hit format “The Secret Song” (also distributed by CAN’T STOP media), the show sees the nation’s most famous singers and celebrities sing a duet without knowing with whom they will share the stage! They each repeat the song without suspecting the other celebrity who they are alongside in their performance. It is only in the middle of the song that they discover each other’s identity, as the screen between them rises. Viewers at home play along as one of the two performers’ identity is kept secret.

     

     

    Matthieu Porte, CAN’T STOP media’s cofounder, says:Mystery Duets was highly talked about in the industry, well-ahead of its launch. The premiere lived up to its promise in terms of production value, emotion and ratings! We are really happy French viewers will get new opportunities to play along and enjoy such fantastic duets and can’t wait to see which country will be next out of the 20 where the show is being developed”.

     

    Fabrice Bailly, Director of Programs at TF1, says: “Non-scripted programming is a major genre within TF1’ scheduling. We are very proud to add Mystery Duets, an original format, to our successful primetime line-up, alongside hit formats such as Masked Singer, The Voice, Survivor or The Secret Song.

     

    Carlotta Rossi-Spencer, Head of Formats Acquisition at Banijay, says: “With Covid affecting everyone around the world, viewers continue to seek out entertaining, escapist and above all, fun shows. “Mystery Duets” ticks all these boxes and is one for the whole family to engage with together – another key trend we’re seeing in audiences. In partnership with our talented teams globally, I’ve no doubt we can ramp this format up further across international screens.”