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1206, 2019

Banijay Finland is Taking Celebrities Back to School for MTV3

Banijay Finland, a Banijay Group company, today announces it is producing a new local version of Big Class Reunion. The new series will air in Autumn 2019 on MTV3.   Hosted by Marja Hintikka, the entertainment show invites well-known actors, musicians, athletes and entertainment stars to share anecdotes about their school experiences. With their childhood friends by their side, they re-tell their good and bad memories ranging from the songs they listened to, to their first crushes and the embarrassing moments they would rather forget. Transported back in time, they are then forced to re-take the school tests they took [...]

506, 2019

The Big Scottish Book Club on BBC Scotland

The Big Scottish Book Club is to be hosted by award-winning author Damian Barr.   Produced by IWC, a Banijay Group company, the new four x 60 series will air later this year on the BBC Scotland channel.   Filmed in two different locations, each week Barr will meet a trio of acclaimed writers from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Some may be from the place where the show is filmed, or their work reflects it; others will be famous writers with a less obvious connection, and some will be literature-loving celebrities who can talk passionately about the [...]

506, 2019

Groupm’s Motion Content Group And Banijay Asia Come Together To Create Scripted And Non-Scripted Content Across Genres

Motion Content Group, a division of GroupM and Banijay Asia, the 50:50 joint venture between world’s largest independent content creation company Banijay Group, and media veteran Deepak Dhar, has announced a first of its kind partnership for the Indian market  in order to create content for TV broadcasters and OTT platforms.   The partnership sees the coming together of two giants from their respective industries and will provide a win-win for content platforms across the small and digital screens.   Banijay Asia will bring in experience of creating premium content, from ideating, developing, producing, and acquiring format rights while Motion [...]

306, 2019

Nickelodeon Greenlights The Crystal Maze, All-New Version Of UK Hit Game Show

Nickelodeon is bringing the legendary UK hit game show The Crystal Maze to the U.S. in an all-new version, co-produced by Bunim/Murray Productions (The Real World, The Challenge, Born This Way) and RDF Television (Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, Wife Swap, Shipwrecked), all under the Banijay Group. A longtime staple of British pop culture and family entertainment, The Crystal Maze--considered the forerunner to the current escape room craze--is a competitive challenge featuring a family team who must utilize physical and mental skills to successfully navigate an elaborate labyrinth of four giant and immersive themed zones.   Casting is underway on [...]

3005, 2019

Screentime Australia Secures Double Commission With Channel 10

Screentime Australia, a Banijay Group company, today confirms Channel 10 has picked up two of its formats – Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians and My 80-Year-Old Flatmate.  Showcased during Pilot Week, new titles form part of Channel Ten’s push to create content that generates conversation and appeals to the domestic audience.   Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians is set to take audiences into a life of money, shopping, cars, events and glamour. Following six very ‘extra’ characters, the reality series will expose their navigation of life without a budget.   In My 80-Year-Old Flatmate, cameras will follow elderly Australians offering cheaper rents [...]

2305, 2019

Terence Films Launches Production on OPJ, South Pacific

Terence Films today confirms production has begun on OPJ, South Pacific. Hitting screens later this year, the new police investigation soap opera will air on France Télévisions’ France Ô. The first order is set to be 50x26’ episodes played across a week or 2x52’ episodes for one evening.   Based on the original idea of Terence Films’ Co-Founder, Bertrand Cohen, OPJ, South Pacific tells the daily life of a group of investigators from a judicial police force in New Caledonia. The show will star Yaëlle Trules, who plays Clarissa, the commander of Nouméa’s police force. Equal parts brilliant and stubborn, she [...]

2305, 2019

Mastiff Sweden Crafts Made in Sweden

Mastiff Sweden, a Banijay Group company, today announces a brand-new design competition for SVT - Made in Sweden. The 6-part series, set to premiere in autumn 2019, will follow amateur craftsmen as they compete to be named the best craftsman in Sweden.   This competitive reality series challenges the amateurs to use a range of materials, including ceramics, paper, leather, forging and wood, to express themselves. The amateurs are then judged by a team headed up by designer, Samir Alj Fält. Made in Sweden will showcase traditional crafts within a modern context, as well as presenting the perfect opportunity for [...]