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


2002, 2020

Banijay Rights Sells Hit Doc, Thomas Markle: My Story, To Latin America’s OnDIRECTV

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, today announces that following conversations held at NATPE MIAMI, it has sold the exclusive documentary, Thomas Markle: My Story, to pay TV provider, OnDIRECTV Latin America, as well as to a raft of international broadcasters. Thomas Markle: My Story (1 x 90’), from Alaska TV, features up-to-the-minute, first-person insight into one of the biggest international news stories this year; the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step down from royal duties. First broadcast on the UK’s Channel 5 in January, achieving nearly double the slot average, the one-off [...]

1402, 2020

Sparks to fly: Lightning commissioned for BBC Two

The BBC has commissioned Fizz and Nice One TV to produce Lightning, a new teatime entertainment show hosted by award winning comic Zoe Lyons.   Lightning sees the traditional quiz show collide with gameshow, in a fast-paced and frantic format designed to leave contestants’ nerves in tatters.   Six challengers battle it out across six adrenaline-pumping rounds while a ruthless spotlight patrols the studio eliminating contestants. The challengers’ motivation is simple: do whatever it takes to stay out of the light.   With dramatic lightning and a thundering soundtrack, Lightning will combine quick-fire questions with physical trials bringing a new [...]

1202, 2020

IWC’s The Big Scottish Book Club Returns to BBC Scotland

IWC, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned to make another 8x60’ series of arts show, The Big Scottish Book Club, for BBC Scotland. Produced in Glasgow, the second run follows the critical success of the first season. The Big Scottish Book Club will return with award-winning author Damian Barr, who once again will interview acclaimed writers from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, to discuss their work on stage in front of a live audience. Filmed in different locations around Scotland, each episode has a theme, from love to loss, survival to betrayal, allowing Barr to delve into, [...]

602, 2020

Dlo/Magnolia Set to Produce Seventh Series of Cero en Historia

Dlo/Magnolia, a Banijay Group Company, confirms Cero en Historia (And the Rest is History) returned to #0 for a seventh season on Wednesday 5th February at 10 pm.   Continuing as ringmaster, Joaquín Reyes brings all the wisdom and humour the audience have come to expect; with Patricia Conde, Raúl Cimas and JJ Vaquero once more accompanying him on the sofa. However, they will have to squeeze up, as popular comedian and reporter, Susi Caramelo, is stepping up to the stage for this season.   In each episode of Cero en Historia, the contestants and judges will do their best to [...]

502, 2020

Yellow Bird U.S. Locks Rights for Krystal Sutherland’s A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Yellow Bird U.S., a Banijay Group company, today confirms it has optioned the rights for A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, the second title from Krystal Sutherland. The planned TV series adaptation will follow the novel’s humorous and moving story about finding the courage to face our deepest fears.   17-year old Esther Solar believes everyone in her family has been cursed with a Great Fear: a debilitating phobia that will ultimately kill them. Her father is agoraphobic, her mother is obsessed with avoiding bad luck, and her brother is petrified of the dark. As for Esther, she is yet [...]

502, 2020

Banijay Prices a Notes Offering as Part of a €2.378 Billion (Equivalent) Refinancing and Acquisition Financing for the Acquisition of the Endemol Shine Group

Banijay Group S.A.S. (“Banijay”) today announced the successful pricing of a notes offering as part of a €2.378 billion (equivalent) financing through Banijay, Banijay Entertainment S.A.S. and Banijay Group US Holding, Inc. The financing package comprises: €575 million senior secured notes due 2025, which priced at par and have a coupon of 3.500% per annum (the “Euro Senior Secured Notes”); $403 million senior secured notes due 2025, which priced at par and have a coupon of 5.375% per annum (the “Dollar Senior Secured Notes”); €400 million senior notes due 2026, which priced at par and have a coupon of 6.500% [...]

302, 2020

Kamal Haasan, Banijay Asia and Turmeric Media Come Together to Create Regional Content

Banijay Asia has been quick to position itself as the leading content creation hub in India and South East Asia following its launch two years ago. After developing successful business partnerships with six brands across genres, Banijay Asia today announces the collaboration with Turmeric Media Networks Private Limited and Kamal Haasan to produce content across screens and languages.   Combining the massive fan base of Kamal Haasan and Deepak Dhar’s expertise in content creation and production, the two parties will join forces to gain a strong foothold in the South. The partnership will also see the two entities come together [...]