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


1207, 2019

Sundance Now Acquires Series Three of The Restaurant as Banijay Announces Further Pre-Sales of Hit Drama

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed the acquisition of season three of its hit drama series The Restaurant, by Sundance Now in the US.   Banijay Rights also announced pre-sales of the third series of The Restaurant to Sat.1 Emotions, Germany, Filmin, Spain and ERR, Estonia. The series is produced by Swedish production company Jarowskij, part of Banijay Group in co-production for SVT, Viaplay and Film iVäst.   Nada Arnot, General Manager at Sundance Now, said, “With its enticing period setting and first-rate production values, our members loved the first two series and have been asking for more episodes.  We’re thrilled to [...]

507, 2019

Wonder to Make Dementia Series for BBC Two

Filmed over the course of two years, Living With Dementia (w/t) will be unique for television, taking a longitudinal look at the illness. The length of filming will allow for the exploration of everyday life with dementia in all its complexities, and will allow us work with people with dementia and their families to track changes, subtle or significant, over a longer period of time. The series will follow up to six people with dementia at different stages of the condition, to capture a powerfully candid insight into what it is like for them and the people around them. It will [...]

107, 2019

Mastiff Norway Takes Over Production on Good Morning Norway

TV2 today confirms Mastiff Norway, a Banijay Group company, is set to take over production on its leading breakfast show, God Morgen Norge (Good Morning Norway) following a competitive pitch.   Airing daily Monday to Friday, the show combines features, celebrity chat, music, news and weather, and has enjoyed a successful run on TV2 since 1994. Mastiff Norway will begin production on the show in the fall and is tasked with developing the format further to refresh the show and grow the audience.   “God Morgen Norge is a programme of great importance for TV 2. We will continue to [...]

2506, 2019

Banijay Germany Acquires Good Times

Banijay Germany, part of Banijay Group, today confirms the full acquisition of production entity, Good Times. The deal sees the independent label join the Germany group, sitting alongside Banijay Productions and Brainpool. Company founder, Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen, will remain at the helm of the business as Managing Director and producer, overseeing its slate and all operations. Marcus Wolter, CEO Banijay Germany comments: “Good Times has been synonymous with successful daytime formats and strong in-house developments in the field of factual entertainment and social docu for many years. I am personally pleased that Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen has chosen us as a partner since the brand [...]

2406, 2019

Relisted: Scotland’s Home Of The Year Recommissioned – Hunt Is On For Next Winner

Filming on series two of Scotland’s Home Of The Year begins in August and programme-makers IWC, a Banijay Group company, are looking for contenders. They want to hear from the owners of all kinds of properties, from urban studio flats to historic country piles. From Shetland to Stranraer and Orkney to Oban, prime properties from all over Scotland will be in the frame. Jo Street, Commissioner for BBC Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to announce a second series of Scotland’s Home of the Year. It isn’t just about showing off million-pound properties – it’s about truly celebrating what people have done [...]

1906, 2019

Zodiak Belgium Names New MD

Zodiak Belgium, a Banijay Group company, today announces the appointment of Isabelle Dams as its new MD. Joining in autumn from SBS Belgium, she will take responsibility for all of the business’ operations, overseeing all production and working closely with the MDs across the footprint worldwide to share and trade IP.   At SBS Belgium, Dams led both Channel 5 as Netmanager and the company’s in-house production company, for which she drove production across the network’s Channels – 4 and 5. She had joined the business in 2010 as Content Manager, having previously been a showrunner, reporter and editor-in-chief on [...]

1906, 2019

Rai Uno Returns to  Il Paradiso  delle  Signore

Aurora TV, a Banijay Group company, confirms that Il Paradiso delle Signore (Ladies’ Paradise) will return to Rai Uno for a further 320 episodes across two series. Il Paradiso delle Signore, freely inspired by Emile Zola’s novel, is set in 1950s Milan and centres around a clothing department store. Starring Alessandro Tersigni, Roberto Farnesi, Vanessa Gravina and Gloria Radulescu, the show focuses on the store’s employees and follows their dramas against the backdrop of social change. The Ladies’ Paradise series was launched by Rai Uno in 2015 and broadcasted for two seasons (20ep x 50’) in prime-time, one night a week. The third season turned into a long-running soap comprising 180 episodes, 40-minutes each, [...]