Our News 2017-06-26T08:53:36+00:00


1601, 2019

Banijay Rights’ Iconic Format ‘Wife Swap’ Keeps On Swinging

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, announces a host of new format deals around the world for hit entertainment brand, Wife Swap. Included in the raft of deals is a local adaptation in Brazil, which will see the Wife Swap format hit Brazilian screens for the very first time.   Currently in production by Teleimage, the Brazilian addition will make its debut on TV Record in February 2019. The 11 x 80’ series – known locally as Troca de Esposas – will air weekly in a primetime slot. Wife Swap is the award-winning reality series that gets straight to the [...]

701, 2019

Banijay Rights Announces Sale of Temptation Island

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a Canadian sale for the US reboot of classic reality series, TEMPTATION ISLAND. Sold to Canada’s number one content creation company, Bell Media, the series will air on the business’ top-rated channels, E! Entertainment Specialty channel, CTV’s network, which includes its digital platforms, as well as its leading Canadian SVOD service, Crave.   The 11-episode US revival, TEMPTATION ISLAND, produced by Banijay Studios North America for USA Network, will premiere later this month. Hotly anticipated by audiences in North America, the show will now also simulcast in Canada, premiering [...]

312, 2018

Yellow Bird UK Options Straight White Male

Following its launch late last year, Yellow Bird UK, a Banijay Group company, today announces the option of the television rights to Straight White Male. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, the novel – which follows the personal and professional misadventures of unreconstructed Irish writer, Kennedy Marr – is set to be adapted for screen by its bestselling author, John Niven (Kill Your Friends, The Second Coming, The Sunshine Cruise Company).   For fifteen years, Kennedy Marr has lived the high life in L.A., womanizing, writing movies, and spending every dollar he earns. He’s got away with it because he’s charming [...]

2811, 2018

Henning Mankell’s Iconic Detective Comes to Life in ​Young Wallander

Netflix today announced Y​oung Wallander,​ a new original series based on Henning Mankell’s best-selling Kurt Wallander novels. In a bold and original new story set in contemporary Sweden, Y​oung Wallander​ sees Henning Mankell’s iconic detective Kurt Wallander investigate his gripping first case. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal - faced by Kurt as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties. The English-language drama series is told over six serialized episodes and features both British and Swedish cast. Production starts during 2019. Over the last two decades Mankell’s best-selling Kurt Wallander novels have served [...]

1311, 2018

USA Network to Reboot Classic Reality Series Temptation Island for January 2019 Premiere

Today, USA Network announced that it will reboot one of the buzziest reality shows in television history: TEMPTATION ISLAND. The 10-episode series, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on Tuesday, January 15 at 10/9c. Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original series that premiered in 2001, is set to return as host. TEMPTATION ISLAND follows four dating couples at a pivotal time in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives -- or should go their separate ways. Together, the couples travel to the tropical paradise of Maui, Hawaii, [...]

1311, 2018

7 Wonder and Double Busy Bring Third Micky Flanagan Production to Sky One

7 Wonder, a Banijay Group Company, and Double Busy, will be joining forces once again as Micky Flanagan returns to Sky One for a 1x60 Christmas special of his Thinking Aloud series Micky Flanagan's Christmas. Due to air this December, Micky will reveal his true feelings on Christmas.   In Micky Flanagan's Christmas, Flanagan will declutter his overactive Christmas-themed mind. From sharing the things that keep him awake in the holiday season, to exploring a number of important questions – like why do so many people get divorced at Christmas? Exactly what is a three bird roast? And why the hell do the British [...]

811, 2018

474,590 Viewers are Chasing the Jackpot Live with the All Against One App in Germany

All eyes are definitely on the game! The All Against 1 app has now been downloaded 474,590 times ahead of the fourth episode of the new ProSieben live show on Saturday, November 10, from 8.15pm.   Eun-Kyung Park, Managing Director of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany for Digital Content & Products said: "The success of the All Against One app by the end of the third show exceeded our expectations. There is hardly any other programme that triggers such a high level of engagement with its viewers live.”   All Against 1 poses the questions, can one smart contestant beat the entire [...]