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412, 2019

Banijay Rights’ Welsh Noir Series BANG Makes Explosive Return in 2020

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, confirmed today that the award-winning Welsh crime series, Bang, will return for a second season, this time with leading actors Alexander Vlahos (Versailles) and David Hayman (Taboo) onboard. Produced by Joio, the BAFTA-Cymru and Celtic Media Festival award-winning drama, Bang (6 x 60’), a bi-lingual crime drama created in both English and Welsh, is currently shooting in Port Talbot and will premiere on S4C in February next year. The much-awaited second series will follow Detective Sergeant Gina Jenkins (played by Catrin Stewart), as she attempts to solve a series of killings [...]

412, 2019

Kody Kapow Keeps on Kicking for Zodiak Kids

Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids today announces further global sales for its animated pre-school show, Kody Kapow.   Produced by Zodiak Kids Studios, Kody Kapow has been picked up in Europe by French media group, Lagardere, for its multi-territory dedicated kids’ channel, Tiji. Other European sales include: Sony Pictures Television, which has acquired the UK rights for free-to-air channel, POP TV Kids; Turner, which has acquired the rights in Italy for its free-to-air channel, Cartoonito; MTVA in Hungary; VTM (Medialaan) in Belgium, and Dreamia Servicos de Televisao for Canal Panda Portugal.   Further afield, a deal struck with Fox sees Kody [...]

312, 2019

UKTV Acquires High-End Drama Thriller, The Gulf, From Banijay Rights

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has sold premium drama title, The Gulf to UKTV for its local audiences. The series will air on the broadcaster’s crime drama channel, Alibi. The deal, which will see the 3 x 90’ series launching on Alibi in early Spring 2020, was brokered by Chris Stewart, Commercial Director - Scripted at Banijay Rights, and Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager at UKTV. Daniel Thomas, Acquisitions Manager at UKTV comments, “We are really pleased to have acquired this exciting new thriller for Alibi as we continue to include the very best of international crime [...]

811, 2019

DryMedia and Magnolia TV Merge to Create Banijay Italia

Banijay Group Italy today announces the merge of two of its production businesses – DryMedia and Magnolia SPA. Under the supervision of Paolo Bassetti, Chief Executive Officer of Italy, the companies will come together to form new brand, Banijay Italia.   Combining the vast experience and history of Magnolia, with the creativity and energy at DryMedia, Banijay Italia will become an unscripted powerhouse with its own unique DNA.   Leading Banijay Italia will be Chief Executive Officer, Fabrizio Ievolella, who will be supported by Chief Production Officer, Danila Battiglini, Chief Creative Officer, Francesco Lauber, and Head of Programmes, Leopoldo Gasparotto. [...]

711, 2019

Banijay Hires Group Corporate Business Affairs & France Business Development Director

Banijay today announces the appointment of Edouard Minc as Group Corporate Business Affairs & France Business Development Director. Based in Paris, the newly devised role will see him take responsibility for all corporate business affairs matters related to the Group, as well as working with Banijay France on its business development strategy and activities.   Edouard Minc joins the business from Lagardère Group, where he was Director of Prospective and Investments. First joining the business back in 2001 as Senior Researcher, he went on to hold a number of roles across the business’s portfolio of publications and was most recently responsible for supporting all divisions [...]

611, 2019

Banijay Rights Ties Up Scripted Package Deal with AMC Networks’ Sundance Now

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, and AMC Networks’ US streaming service Sundance Now announce a pan-territory deal for five major drama titles, including MIPCOM launch The Gulf and upscale Norwegian drama Wisting. Headlining the deal is brand new German-New Zealand thriller The Gulf, (6 x 60’). The drama centres around the moral disintegration of Detective Jess Savage, who finds herself caught between upholding the legal justice system, and morality, as she investigates crimes on her home patch of Waiheke Island, New Zealand. The Gulf is an international co-production from Screentime New Zealand, Lippy Pictures and Letterbox [...]

3010, 2019

RDF’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas to Return For Third Series and Holiday Spin-off on ITV

RDF, a Banijay Group Company, today announces ITV has commissioned a new prime-time series How to Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield, due to air next year. The show is an extension of the How To Spend It Well brand, with the successful factual consumer format How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield also being commissioned for a third 3x60’ series, airing in the run up to Christmas this year.   How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield will be aiming to help families make the most of their money on holiday [...]