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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 [...]

1510, 2019

Guinness World Records Inks Biggest Ever Option Deal With Banijay Group

Guinness World Records (GWR) has announced it will partner with Banijay Group in an international sales drive for its primetime family entertainment show format.  The year-long deal marks the world-famous brand’s biggest option deal to date and will span 15 key markets including UK/Eire, USA, Australia and Germany.  The format has already been produced by Banijay Group’s Magnolia in Italy as five-part series, La Notte Dei Record, which premiered on TV8 in 2018, achieving impressive audience figures 26% above the slot average.   The adrenaline-fuelled studio format features record-breaking in all its forms with hopefuls going head-to-head in record challenges [...]

1410, 2019

Banijay Group Embarks on Adventure with Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman

Banijay Group, the world’s leading independent content producer and distributor, today announces the launch of new production label, The Natural Studios, from Bear Grylls and Delbert Shoopman. As the premiere home of adventure, the new prodco will be a global go-to adventure TV / Film production studio across all platforms, further bolstering the Group’s position in this space.   The Natural Studios, which is “now open for business", is led by Grylls and Shoopman as co-CEOs.  Backed and funded by Banijay Group, which serves as production and distribution partner, the deal will see the pair build the business into the [...]

1110, 2019

Banijay Rights Sells Premium Drama Wisting Into The UK

Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed that high-end crime drama Wisting starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Sven Nordin has been acquired by BBC Four in the UK. The drama is based on the best-selling books ‘The Caveman & The Hunting Dogs’ by writer Jørn Lier Horst. Set in the unique and stunning landscape of Norway, this series follows homicide detective William Wisting as he wrestles with the most challenging and shocking case of his career: a wanted American serial killer preying amongst them. Hollywood actress Carrie-Anne Moss known for her roles in The Matrix and [...]

710, 2019

Dope New Action Drama Set for New Zealand’s Mediaworks Three

Mediaworks Three today confirms it has commissioned new telemovie Toke from Banijay Group’s Screentime New Zealand. Marking the first feature-length script from writer Kewana Duncan (Ngāti Tara, Tokanui), the action drama will go into production later this year, and air on the network in 2020.   Set in the sleepy town of Tokerangi, New Zealand, Toke centres around three underachieving kiwifruit orchard workers – Georgie, Taki and Henare.  While innocently raising funds to travel the world, the trio accidentally grow a strong strain of weed, and find themselves drawn into the secretive world of the high-stakes global cannabis industry. From [...]