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 is a perfect addition to the current genre portfolio for Banijay Germany. Through the acquisition, we are welcoming a new family member, which has the potential to grow and thrive within our group.”
Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen adds: “Banijay offers all the prerequisites of a great new home for Good Times. My team and I can now access a strong format catalogue and finally market our own ideas worldwide. Working in a large international network, is an exciting challenge for us, which we accept with enthusiasm.”
Good Times was founded in 1998 in Berlin by Sylvia Fahrenkrog-Petersen and has been based in Cologne since 2000. Offering a plethora of genres, the business produces docu-soaps, reports, coaching formats, scripted reality, and fiction for various television stations accross Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Titles include Mein Lokal, Dein Lokal – Der Profi kommt (Kabel Eins), Der Trödeltrupp – Das Geld liegt im Keller (RTL2), Dinner Party – Der LateNight Talk (Sat1), Armes Deutschland (RTL 2), Unser Kiosk – Trost und Prost im Viertel (Kabel Eins).