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1501, 2020

Banijay Rights Signs Multi-Season Deal for Survivor

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a multi-season deal with RTL Hungary for its iconic Emmy Award-winning reality format, Survivor. The new deal in Hungary follows the success of Survivor in Russia where it won the TEFI television award, after being recently rebooted by Mastiff Russia and has already been recommissioned for another series set to air later this year. Elsewhere in CEE, Survivor will return to screens in Romania with series two landing in 2020 on Kanal D. Survivor returned to Hungarian audiences in 2017 after a 13-year hiatus and has continued to go [...]

1001, 2020

Ratings Flash

It has been a big week for ratings across Banijay Group! First up, Spain’s adaption of Temptation Island (La Isla de las Tentaciones) became the number one show of the evening, drawing 3 million viewers across Telecinco and Cuatro. Produced by Cuarzo Producciones and distributed by Banijay Rights, the show also  drummed up significant buzz on social platforms with the hashtag #LaIslaDeLasTentaciones1 trending on twitter.   Elsewhere, Air Productions’ Don’t Forget The Lyrics had a great start to 2020 breaking its own record by this week attracting 2.8m viewers (+25% on season average) to its first episode and 4.2m for [...]

801, 2020

Banijay Studios North America Hires Rebecca Mayer as Executive Vice President of Programming and Development

Production and development executive Rebecca Mayer has joined Banijay Studios North America, a Banijay Group company (“Temptation Island,” “Survivor”, "Wife Swap"), in the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Programming and Development. Mayer will focus on expanding the studio’s development and current slate in the U.S., creating original content for broadcast, cable and streaming. This includes collaborating with Banijay’s independent international producers on creating English-language programs based on new and proven formats.  She will report to David Goldberg, President and CEO, Banijay Studios North America and will be based in Los Angeles.   Goldberg said: “I am thrilled to welcome Rebecca to the Banijay [...]

1612, 2019

Banijay Rights’ Hit Formats Set to Entertain Audiences in Southeast Asia

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed that its long-running format,Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, has been picked up in Myanmar by Forever Group, for broadcast on leading entertainment channel, MRTV-4; and thatThe Secret Life of 4 Year Olds has been adapted by Houghton Street Media for Tencent Video in China. Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, a modern entertainment classic and proven ratings winner regardless of territory or timeslot, will now be adapted for a Burmese audience by Forever Group, with an order of 240 episodes for broadcast in 2020 on free-to-air channel, MRTV-4. More than 2,000 [...]

1112, 2019

Banijay Rights Acquires Funwood Media

Banijay Rights today announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica, the deal sees Banijay Group’s leading distribution arm enhance its distribution, production and licensing capabilities across Europe.   Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions (Rai, Sky, Discovery, Paramount, Turner, TVE, Mediaset, A3 Media, MGM, Movistar+), as well as a number of regional outfits. Most recently, the business has also made moves into France with M6.   Acting as distributor, producer and agent, the company represents a [...]

1012, 2019

High-Octane Shift Set for India and Southeast Asia

Two of Banijay Group’s JVs, The Natural Studios and Banijay Asia, today announce they are partnering to bring high-octane content to the Indian and Southeast Asian market. The collaboration will see the businesses come together to create long and short-form content in this space across both local and global platforms.   The Group partnership is the first for The Natural Studios, a JV launched with Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman in October 2019. Combining Grylls and Shoopman’s expertise in the adventure space with Deepak Dhar-led Banijay Asia’s extensive territory knowledge, the united operation will create and build the high-octane genre [...]

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 [...]