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811, 2019

DryMedia and Magnolia TV Merge to Create Banijay Italia

Banijay Group Italy today announces the merge of two of its production businesses – DryMedia and Magnolia SPA. Under the supervision of Paolo Bassetti, Chief Executive Officer of Italy, the companies will come together to form new brand, Banijay Italia.   Combining the vast experience and history of Magnolia, with the creativity and energy at DryMedia, Banijay Italia will become an unscripted powerhouse with its own unique DNA.   Leading Banijay Italia will be Chief Executive Officer, Fabrizio Ievolella, who will be supported by Chief Production Officer, Danila Battiglini, Chief Creative Officer, Francesco Lauber, and Head of Programmes, Leopoldo Gasparotto. [...]

711, 2019

Banijay Hires Group Corporate Business Affairs & France Business Development Director

Banijay today announces the appointment of Edouard Minc as Group Corporate Business Affairs & France Business Development Director. Based in Paris, the newly devised role will see him take responsibility for all corporate business affairs matters related to the Group, as well as working with Banijay France on its business development strategy and activities.   Edouard Minc joins the business from Lagardère Group, where he was Director of Prospective and Investments. First joining the business back in 2001 as Senior Researcher, he went on to hold a number of roles across the business’s portfolio of publications and was most recently responsible for supporting all divisions [...]

611, 2019

Banijay Rights Ties Up Scripted Package Deal with AMC Networks’ Sundance Now

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, and AMC Networks’ US streaming service Sundance Now announce a pan-territory deal for five major drama titles, including MIPCOM launch The Gulf and upscale Norwegian drama Wisting. Headlining the deal is brand new German-New Zealand thriller The Gulf, (6 x 60’). The drama centres around the moral disintegration of Detective Jess Savage, who finds herself caught between upholding the legal justice system, and morality, as she investigates crimes on her home patch of Waiheke Island, New Zealand. The Gulf is an international co-production from Screentime New Zealand, Lippy Pictures and Letterbox [...]

3010, 2019

RDF’s How to Spend it Well at Christmas to Return For Third Series and Holiday Spin-off on ITV

RDF, a Banijay Group Company, today announces ITV has commissioned a new prime-time series How to Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield, due to air next year. The show is an extension of the How To Spend It Well brand, with the successful factual consumer format How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield also being commissioned for a third 3x60’ series, airing in the run up to Christmas this year.   How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield will be aiming to help families make the most of their money on holiday [...]

2610, 2019

Banijay Group to Acquire Endemol Shine Group

Banijay Group announces today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO). The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory clearances and consultation with the relevant employee representative bodies, will encompass Endemol Shine’s 120 production labels with an estimated 66,000 hours of scripted and non-scripted programming together with over 4,300 registered formats. The addition of these assets will position Banijay Group at the forefront of content production [...]

2210, 2019

Wonder Lands Double Commission

Wonder, a Banijay Group Company, today announces it has been commissioned to make a new 5x20’ children’s series, Maddie, the Zoo and You, with six accompanying songs, as well as a fourth 20x15’ series of Maddie’s Do You Know? for CBeebies.   In Maddie, the Zoo and You, presenter and STEM EduTuber, Maddie Moate, will be exploring how the body works and how to stay healthy through the wonderful world of animals. By looking at how they eat, move, communicate and stay comfortable, she will help children understand these things about their own bodies. Also commissioned is Maddie, the Zoo [...]

1610, 2019

Banijay Rights and Arcadia Content Seal History and Science Development Pact

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed a co-development agreement with award-winning, Canadian indie, Arcadia Content. The deal will see both parties co-develop new factual projects, together seeking financing based on pre-sales. Halifax-based Arcadia Content specialises in history and science programming and boasts more than 500 hours of premium factual programming including the highly successful If We Built It Today, which currently airs on Science. Banijay Rights and Arcadia Content have already begun discussions on a slate of innovative new projects including Disaster: If It Happened Today and CGI history dive series, Wreck Raisers. Andreas [...]