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2005, 2020

Banijay Rights Signs Scripted Package Deal with CANAL+ Group in France

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces it has signed a comprehensive package deal for its high-end, blockbuster dramas with CANAL+ Group, the major French audiovisual media group, for its channel POLAR+.  The complete deal, including relicenses, will give POLAR+ subscribers access to over 85 hours of Banijay Rights’ critically acclaimed scripted shows and TV movies.   The agreement between Banijay Rights and CANAL+ Group covers a full slate of titles with the acquisition of popular new dramas: Wisting, Public Enemy, Rebecka Martinsson and newly launched Belgian drama, GR5: Into the Wilderness.   GR5: Into the Wilderness(8 [...]

1905, 2020

Temptation Island to Return to Finland This Autumn

Nelonen and Banijay Finland, a Banijay Group company, today announce Temptation Island is set to return for an eighth season this autumn. The latest 22x60’ Finnish run emerges as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease in the territory.   The local version, based on the Banijay-owned hit reality format, will follow the journey of unmarried couples at a crossroads in their relationship. Together, they will travel to a secluded location in Finland, where they separate and join a group of eligible singletons. Will they embrace the ‘single life’? Address some difficult realisations about themselves and their relationship? Or will it reinforce [...]

1505, 2020

Banijay Rights’ Survivor Lands New Adaptation in Mexico

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces a new local adaptation of its Emmy Award-winning reality format, Survivor, in Mexico.   Produced by Acun Medya for Mexican nationalbroadcaster, Azteca Uno, filming will take place in the Dominican Republic with the series due to launch later this summer. Arturo Islas has been confirmed as the host for Survivor Mexico.   Acun Medya has already successfully produced 15 series of Survivor for broadcasters in Greece, Turkey and Romania.   Since its launch in 1997 the Survivor franchise has seen more than 305 series filmed in 57 locations.  It has proven [...]

1205, 2020

Norwegian Prime Minister to play All Against 1 on NRK

Norwegian PM Erna Solberg will play against the nation in a special episode of All Against 1 on Norway’s national day, May 17th. The Høyre/conservative party leader will compete against the viewers as a usual player, solving tasks and experiments themed for the national day.   All Against 1 season 3 has already succeeded in gathering Norwegian families this winter, with an average share of 53% and 817,000 viewers every Saturday. Staying on-air during the Covid-19 crisis, production made some creative adjustments in line with the new regulations and post-lockdown, the ratings went up.   May 17th has always been a day [...]

1205, 2020

IWC to Make New Location Shows for Channel 4

IWC, a Banijay Group company, today announces it has been commissioned to make 18x60’ episodes of Location, Location, Location: 20 Years in the Making (w/t) for Channel 4.   In the 20th anniversary year of the hit show, Location, Location, Location: 20 Years in the Making (w/t) will bring together some of our most memorable stories from the past offering up the social history, from bust to boom and back, of house buying in Britain over a generation. Each episode will explore a theme, from the toughest markets over the years and the times people have questioned whether it’s a good time [...]

705, 2020

The Natural Studios Signs Up The Turner Twins

The Natural Studios, a JV formed with Banijay Group, today announces it is set to bring the Turner Twins to the small screen. Building on the business’ track-record in high-quality, popular adventure programming, Co-CEOs, Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman will place the thrill-seeking modern British adventurers in a range of precarious outdoor survival scenarios for audiences to enjoy. Development is currently well underway on a number of projects for UK and US broadcasters.   The Turner Twins are pioneering British explorers who have undergone a host of world-first expeditions to aid medical and scientific research. Monitoring the performance of historic [...]

505, 2020

RTVE and Dlo/Magnolia Produce Ruralitas, an Insight into Life in Rural Spain

RTVE and Dlo/Magnolia, a Banijay Group company, confirm the launch of a new series for La 2. Ruralitas will hear from those that have chosen to live in the most remote areas of the country.   Ruralitas tours Spain connecting the inhabitants of the sparsely-populated areas with the rest of the country. Locals offer first-hand accounts of living in rural communities and their motivations for doing so; from a cheesemaker in La Rioja, agents from the Alicante Civil Guard, to the mayor of a small town in Almería.   In the first episode, Ruralitas travels to the mountainous inland area of Lugo and [...]