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1209, 2019

Reelz Gets Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer as Banijay Rights and FirstLook TV Strike Co-Development Deal

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has sold series one and two of hit factual series, INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER (20 x 60’). Produced by award-winning independent UK producer, FirstLook TV, the show has been picked up by Reelz in the US. The latest sale of INSIDE THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER follows those previously announced with the likes of Netflix, Discovery UK, UKTV’s Really Channel, Foxtel and The Justice Network. Banijay Rights and FirstLook TV also today announced a deal to co-develop and co-finance a new slate of crime-themed factual series for [...]

1109, 2019

Richard Dillane, Leanne Best & Adam Pålsson Starring in New Netflix Original Young Wallander

The filming of Young Wallander has just begun - the new Netflix original series based on Henning Mankell’s best-selling Kurt Wallander novels. The cast includes Adam Pålsson (Kurt Wallander), Richard Dillane (Superintendent Hemberg), Leanne Best (Frida Rask), Ellise Chappell (Mona) and Yasen Atour (Reza). The series is created by Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company, and the producer of the Swedish Wallander franchise at TV4 as well as the successful BBC series Wallander from 2008. I couldn’t be more honoured and thrilled to have the opportunity to play the young Kurt Wallander, and to explore the defining events in [...]

1009, 2019

Banijay Rights And Proper Contents In First Look Development Pact

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has signed a multi-year, first look development deal with UK factual specialist Proper Content to develop and produce series for the UK and international markets.   The first three titles to spring from this brand new agreement are Suicidal: In Our Own Words (1 x 90’) and How You Can Help Stop Suicide (1 x 30’) both for Channel 5 and airing on 10th September; with new series The School That Tried To End Racism [WT] (2 x 60’) for Channel 4. Proper Content also has a number of other exciting new projects in the pipeline with the BBC.   Led by Creative Director, [...]

909, 2019

Movistar Signs Up for Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesas

Movistar today confirms the commission of Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesas. Produced by Movistar+ and Dlo/ Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, the series will be based on No More Boys and Girls, the original format produced by Outline Productions for BBC and distributed by DRG Formats.   Ni Superhéroes Ni Princesa will pose some of the most profound questions facing education today: is the way we treat boys and girls in childhood the real reason we still haven’t achieved true equality between men and women in adult life?  And could stripping away the pink and blue – and the other more [...]

509, 2019

CPLG Appointed Licensing Agent for Banijay UK

Banijay UK, the UK arm of Banijay Group, the world’s leading production and distribution business, has appointed CPLG as its local licensing agent. The agreement sees CPLG take on the management of the consumer product programmes for a host of Banijay’s hugely popular brands across the factual, formats, scripted and kids genres.   CPLG’s initial focus will be to develop consumer product programmes for comedy series, The Inbetweeners; hit 1990s game show, The Crystal Maze; popular factual show, Eat Well for Less?; CBeebies hit, Do You Know?; and daytime game show, Tipping Point. Target product categories will include apparel and accessories, gifting, toys and games, including STEM toys, publishing and promotions.   John Taylor, Managing Director, CPLG UK, said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with Banijay on their roster of TV hits which span a wide [...]

409, 2019

TVNZ Picks Up Eat Well for Less from Screentime New Zealand

TVNZ today confirms the commission of Eat Well for Less from Screentime New Zealand, a Banijay Group company. The new 60’x[how many eps] series, based on the original UK format, will air on [insert network] and TVNZ Ondemand later this year.   Eat Well for Less sees experts tour the country to show families how to spend less and eat better. In each episode, the resident specialists show a new family how to shop, cook and ultimately, eat for less. With the help of a nutritionist, they analyse the groceries the family buys and set a target for how much [...]

409, 2019

Banijay Productions Germany Continues to Bolster Burgeoning Entertainment Slate

Banijay Productions Germany, a Banijay Group company, has confirmed it is producing a new gameshow for Prosieben – Die Live-Show bei dir zuhause (The Live Show at Your Home), scheduled to transmit later this year. The commission follows a successful run of new entertainment commissions and launches across Germany.   Die Live-Show bei dir zuhause will see two neighbouring families compete live in the middle of the street for the chance to win huge prizes. Popular hosts, Matthias Opdenhövel and Steven Gätjen are coming together to captain each team as they battle it out in a host of fun-fuelled challenges.   [...]